Sugar Loaf 2010
A classic Brecon Beacons hill in classic British weather.
Roadside footpath on the way from Abergavenny to St. Mary's Vale.
First buttresses of the Sugar Loaf.
Alder among the oak in St. Mary's Vale.
St. Mary's Vale.
Where the path leaves the stream, we headed up to the right, along a steep incline.
Incline through the oak.
Panorama of the southeastern branch of the Brecon Beacons, seen over St. Mary's Vale. On the left of the far ridge is The Blorenge (561 metres), with Gilwern Hill (441 metres) and Mynydd Llangatwg (529 and 530 metres) to its right.
The distinctive top of The Sugar Loaf (596 metres), taken through the rain.
Oh, but why would it remain visible? Of course not! The fog closed in and the wind and rain got worse.
The top. Child carried since the fog.
A temporary view of the flanks of The Sugar Loaf.
And of course, once we get down, it clears.
View towards Abergavenny and the edge of the national park. On the left is The Skirrid (486 metres) and in the middle is the tiny lump of Ysgyryd Fach (just over 270 metres).
The path down Rholben, the top of St. Mary's Vale.
Oak in St. Mary's Vale.
Moss on ribbed oak.
Artifacts of lost purpose.
Bluebells at Home Farm.
Honesty at the edge of Abergavenny.
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