I am after some advice on a good place to start / finish a walk for a 2 day 1 night wild camp taking in pen y fan, fan y big etc
I have searched the forum and found some useful info on possible wild camp spots and thought Talybont might be a good safe place to park up and walk from.
That would be around 22.5 miles over the 2 days
I also looked at Llanfrynach
Any advice ?
tbh, I don't think it would make that much difference whether you parked at Talybont or Llanfrynach in terms of devising a decent walk - you can link the two up by walking either the Taff Trail, or the two ridges Bwlch Main running south from Llanfrynach and Waun Rydd running west from Talybont. You could certainly do a good circuit including the central escarpment from either.
Parking your car in either shouldn't be too much of an issue as long as you're not trying to do so in the middle of the day at a weekend or BH.
Thanks for the info Kate
I shall probably base it then on which one has the better sounding pub
Every time I have walked in the Beacons, I have parked, started and finished at the Storey Arms car park.
The Storey is now an Adventure Training Centre but used to be an Inn and I believe it was also a hostel?
Storey Arms used to be a coaching inn. It's now an aoutdoor education centre belonging to City of Cardiff.
The car park at Pont ar Daf, immediately south of Storey Arms and on the same side of the road, is a good parking space; there are toilets there, it's pretty well sheltered from the road, and because of its popularity as a dogging location, is visited by patrol cars of an evening. I'm completely happy to leave my car here overnight, just as I'd be happy to leave it in Talybont or Llanfrynach. The National Trust is starting to redevelop the site at Pont ar Daf though, a lot of trees have been felled (diseased larch that conveniently was just where they wanted to expand the parking), so its convenience for er... doggers... may have diminished. Eventually there'll be a small visitor centre / cafe there too.
I was there about two weeks ago and was shocked by the tree felling as I came down from Corn Du towards the small bridge which used to lead straight into a tight wooded area.
We parked on the opposite side of the road from the Storey Arms in the layby with the burger wagon which is overshadowed by the Summit of Fan Fawr on one side and on a less misty day the Peak of Corn Du on the opposite side. I'm not sure I'd like to leave my car in that layby overnight with it being right on the main road.
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