Mon, 02 Aug | Brecon

NEW TRIP- Camp Under the Stars, Swim by Waterfalls - Working Holiday in Brecon Beacons, Wales

from £210
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NEW TRIP- Camp Under the Stars, Swim by Waterfalls - Working Holiday in Brecon Beacons, Wales

Time & Location

02 Aug, 09:00 – 06 Aug, 09:00
Brecon, Brecon Beacons, Brecon LD3 8NE, UK

About the Event

You are now allowed to work remotely.

Let's take advantage of that on a working hiking trip in the fabulous Welsh countryside.

Work in the morning and play in the afternoon until night.

Join us on this fabulous adventure, pack your laptop, your files, your mobile, your swimwear, and your hiking boots for a camping trip in the mountains with lots of chances for a swim if it is too hot or if you just feel like it.

Breakfasts, camping pitches, and tents are all included, plus you can join our minibus if you don't have a car.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE AND DO:

  • Hike the Four Peaks of the Pen-Y-Fan circular
  • Hike the longer Seven Waterfalls in Ystradfellte, with stops for a swim and picnic
  • Hike Carn Pica, Powys, and the Talybont reservoir.
  • Sleep under the stars to watch the Milky Way at night
  • Camp in the Brecon Beacons away from the city noises
  • Enjoy clean air and wake up to the sound of birds
  • Cuddle our puppy mascot who will be with us all the time
  • Work from your laptop in the mornings with access to good wifi

On a clear night in the Brecon Beacons, you can see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers. It’s enough to make anyone starry-eyed.

The Brecon Beacons has some of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK, making it the perfect destination for stargazers.

In 2012, it became just the fifth destination in the world (and the first in Wales) to be accredited as a reserve by the Dark Sky Association seal of approval.

The first International Dark-Sky reserve in Wales is situated in the Brecon Beacons. You’d be hard-pressed to find a community that goes to such great lengths to ensure light pollution is reduced. The hard work is obviously paying off – on a clear night you can see just about everything from anywhere" Ordnance Survey 2015

After breakfast, you will have time to do your bit of work, call your clients and your colleagues using the wifi of the campsite, or get involved in farm life, helping out with the goats and horses, or just settle down in a serene setting for idle hours on-site before we head off to our hikes and swims.

ITINERARY:

This is the plan for those who have to work, anyone else can have free time or join on another easier day out before we go back to pick up the working bees.

Tuesday to Thursday you work your normal working hours and try to escape by 4 pm or finish work on the minibus on the way to our trail.

 

MONDAY

Pick up your bag and meet us at Black's Road Hammersmith at 9 am and "en route" to Wales! You will have some time to do some work on the minibus until we have reached our destination.

We will have a couple of stops at service stations on the way.

Around 3 pm we will kick off with our first hike:

CARN PICA, POWYS, and the TALYBONT RESERVOIR

Located a few miles from our campsite, the area is home to Wild poneys, the endemic red grouse, a bird that is only native of the Heathlands of the UK and Ireland, otters, and other animals who inhabit the peaks, heathlands, and lakes, the long journey will be rewarded with stunning views and a lot of sweat.

Length: 5 miles/7.5km

Time: 3 hours

Difficulty: Hard

We will then head off to our campsite to set up camp, have dinner and our first night under the stars.

TUESDAY

We will try to leave a little bit earlier for our longest hike of the week.

PEN-Y-FAN HORSESHOE TRAIL

Pen-y-Fan, and its 3 little sisters; Fan Y Big, Cribyn, and Corn Du.

This is quite a strenuous walk so take both water and some food with you. This walk covers the four peaks in one go. The initial push from the car park gets the heart working then there is a nice steady path from there on until the peaks. The last part of this walk comes down very step and is quite hard then it’s a steady trek back to the car park with a last small hill (on the road).

Length: 11miles/15km

Time: 6 to7 hours

Difficulty: Strenuous

Total ascent: 1200 metres

Circular hike

WEDNESDAY

Chill day at the farm,  you will give a hand to the farmers and enjoy the time with all those farm animals becoming a real Welch country-person for a day.

We will end the day by driving to "Little Canyon" and jump in the water for a well-deserved river swim to relax and rest in the sun.

THURSDAY

WATERFALLS TRAIL

A series of 7 waterfalls in the Southern part of the national park where we will swim before heading for a nice dinner and our last evening under this gorgeous Milky Way, our heads filled with dreams and souvenirs, the smell of cattle, nature, and campfire surrounding us.

Length: 20 km/ 12 miles

Timer: 5 to 6 hours

Difficulty: moderate to strenous

FEE

£210

INCLUDED IN FEE

  • Breakfasts
  • Camping
  • Tent
  • Guided hikes
  • Lovely company and lots of fun

TRAVEL

Self-drive or buy a bus ticket at checkout to join our minibus for an extra £58

WHAT TO BRING

  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking, gym or running clothes - absolutely no cotton or denim!
  • A backpack for your things
  • Plenty of water
  • A sleeping bag
  • A sleeping mat
  • Sunblock 
  • Sunglasses

COMMUNICATION

Please join this WhatsApp group where we will send you updates and to help us find each other:

https://chat.whatsapp.com/GvNDNjDI7fF2qh8ygdGZui

ATTENTION:

1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and emails sent to you, before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.

Make sure the email we have for you is one that you actually check often and check your spam box.

On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.

2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents, and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.

3 - A full refund will be issued only if we cancel the whole trip.

Tickets
Price
Quantity
Total
  • Camping in the Brecon Beacons
    £210
    +£5.25 Service fee
    £210
    +£5.25 Service fee
    0
    £0
  • Brecon Beacons BUS TICKET
    £58
    +£1.45 Service fee
    £58
    +£1.45 Service fee
    0
    £0
Total£0

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