Fitness | Mountain Climbing in the Brecon Beacons.

The selfie stick came in handy!

It’s no secret that us Welsh folk are extremely proud of the beautiful country in which we live, and it’s also no surprise that we’re proud when you see just how stunning the landscape is. With steep mountains and rolling farmland ,to deep forests and beautiful shorelines, there is always something to do and last week Dan and I put on our trainers, hopped in his car and made our way to the Brecon Beacons National Park to climb Pen y Fan, the highest peak in the south of the UK. 

The Brecon Beacons is owned and cared for by the National Trust

The journey to the top was rather tough. It was hot and our calves were burning, and as we neared the summit we were hit by huge winds which whipped around the side of the peak resulting in us rushing to put our coats on as our bags nearly flew away; but we powered through and made it to the top in under an hour, a time which we were rather impressed with! 

Stunning views at the top of Pen y Fan
A view of the Brecon Beacons from the summit

There we were blown away (almost literally as it was rather windy!) by the absolutely stunning views. The mountains really are incredible and from there you can see a panoramic view of Wales, including the coast of Carmarthen Bay and the Gower Peninsula and most of Mid Wales and the South Wales Valleys. 

We made it to the top – yay! : )

We picked a pretty good day to go as it was quite clear so we could see for miles and we obviously had to have a celebratory photograph at the height of the summit! We also had a little picnic at the to of the mountain which was really cute, before heading back down and exploring more of the Brecon Beacons. 

Obligatory ‘top of the mountain’ photo!

Have you ever visited Wales?

Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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  1. Emily Knott
    August 5, 2015 / 7:28 am

    I have visited Wales many a time in the past. I completed the Duke Of Edinburgh award a few years back. It is such a beautiful, understated place.

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:33 am

      Ahh it really is such a stunning place! xx

  2. Siobhan Rothwell
    August 5, 2015 / 8:02 am

    I've only been to north Wales and it's beaches! I'd love to go here though

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:41 am

      I haven't actually been to North Wales that much but would love to! xx

  3. Charlotte Harvey
    August 5, 2015 / 8:17 am

    wow what a view! I wish I was better at walking at the moment but I have a dodgy knee that needs to get looked at aha Charlotte Harvs | Blog

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:41 am

      It's really stunning! Aw no πŸ™ hope it gets better soon for you! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 9:36 am

      Thank you : ) xx

  4. Rachael Broomfield
    August 5, 2015 / 9:35 am

    Wow, I'm impressed! You won't get me climbing a mountain! And in under an hour? It would take me a week!Rachael at

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 9:36 am

      Haha Rachael! It's actually not that bad – its definitely one of the easier mountains haha xx

  5. Beckie Eschle
    August 5, 2015 / 10:20 am

    Gorgeous photos! Impressive mountain climbing time haha!

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:49 pm

      Thank you hun haha! : ) xx

  6. Hannah Cornish
    August 5, 2015 / 1:14 pm

    beautiful photographs! the views are incredible, i wish essex as like this!! xxHannah x hannatalks

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:50 pm

      Aww i would love to visit Essex one day! Wales is such a lush place xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:50 pm

      Very true Krissie : ) xx

  7. Lauren Wilks
    August 5, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun such a beautiful view!

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:54 pm

      It really was gorgeous! xx

  8. Abi Street
    August 5, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    I have climbed Pen-Y-Fan a couple of times now, and although it kills my legs on the way up, the view at the top is incredible! xAbi |

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:54 pm

      My calves were actually burning haha – but so worth the pain! xx

  9. * Helen *
    August 5, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    Wow fantastic pictures, looks like a great place!!!I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:* Electric Sunrise – Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you, Helen! : ) xx

  10. Barbora
    August 5, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Looks like a beautiful place!Barbora/ Fleurerly

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:49 pm

      It really is! : ) xx

  11. - Karen
    August 5, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    Such incredible scenery, I really do love the countryside! I'm visiting Wales at the end of August and am looking forward to some walks & runs! :)Style Sunriseβ˜€ :)x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 5, 2015 / 8:55 pm

      Me too! It's beautiful πŸ™‚ Ooh where are you going? Let's hope the weather is not too bad for you haha xx

  12. Mel Davies
    August 5, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    I went to Brecon just the other day, isn't it gorgeous?! Stunning views – really enjoyed reading this post :)lillies and lipbalmxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 6, 2015 / 9:05 pm

      It's beautiful! Do you live close by? Thank you hun : ) xx

  13. Bea Castro
    August 6, 2015 / 1:55 am

    I've never tried to go mountain climbing before but the view you got was breathtaking! Seriously, those photos could be a desktop wallpaper BCfactor Blog

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 6, 2015 / 9:05 pm

      It really was stunning! Thank you hun xx

  14. Jovana Tomic
    August 6, 2015 / 8:43 am

    WOW! Wonderfully…. kisses

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 6, 2015 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks xx

  15. NotJessFashion
    August 6, 2015 / 9:47 am

    what a beautiful view! glad you saw it with someone you love :)Jessica |

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 6, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you Jessica : ) xx

  16. Jennifer Jayne
    August 6, 2015 / 9:57 am

    Wow the views look amazing! I would love to go hiking.Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 6, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Thank you Jenn : ) xx

  17. Rochelle Naylor-Iyayi
    August 6, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    i would love to do this!!

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 6, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      You should! It's lovely there : ) xx

  18. AbigailSophie
    August 6, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    The photos look absolutely stunning! Abi | RamblingsofaBlonde

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      August 6, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Thanks hun : ) xx

  19. Liz Tarran
    August 7, 2015 / 5:42 am

    No wonder you're proud look at the view it's absolutely beautiful! :)Such lovely pictures xLIZ| LOTSOFLOVELIZ

  20. Hazel Jane
    August 7, 2015 / 8:12 pm

    Aww this is such a cute post! I'd love to visit Wales and see all the scenery, it looks beautiful πŸ™‚ I'd be so proud of getting to the top – well done!!Hazel xx

  21. Helen C
    August 8, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    Wow what a lovely post, you did really well to get to the top in an hour. Love the old selfie stick and great piccies. Walking is something I would like to get interested in, it sounds like you both had a nice day! πŸ™‚ XxxHelen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

  22. Juoda Plunksna
    August 9, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    Beautiful nature!!!

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