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Saturday, 3 October 2015

Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons Wales

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago so we decided to book a weekend away in the Brecon Beacons hoping for a bit of star gazing.

Brecon Beacons National Park has very little light pollution and if you are lucky enough to get a clear night, I had read that the stars were amazing.

We stayed at the Ty Helyg Guest House and received a very warm welcome. We were given a front door key and were told to come and go as we pleased, which is great if you want to get out and about. There is also an honesty bar if you fancy a tipple and a roaring log fire that's lit during the chillier evenings. It is also dog friendly so there no need to leave your pooch at home. http://www.tyhelygguesthouse.co.uk/

Unfortunately when we arrived the weather was cloudy and we didn`t hold much hope in seeing the stars but around 6pm the sky started to clear, hooray!

Around 7.30pm we were about to head off to the National Park Visitor Centre when Lee, the lady who runs Ty Helyg, suggested an even better spot to see the stars! Lee is great at pointing you in the right direction no matter what your interests are, she even lent us a pair of binoculars.

We headed off to Ffrwdgrech and waited for darkness....

All I can say is WOW!!! I have never seen so many stars!!! It truly was breathtaking.

Unfortunately I do not have the right camera or the skills to photograph in total darkness, so I will leave the talking to this video by photographer Michael Sinclair, it is truly stunning!

At about 10pm we headed back to Ty Helyg for a drink and a warm by the log fire.

Breakfast the next morning was lovely! There really is something for everyone.

                                        We opted for the full English or is it Welsh? 



If you get the chance do visit the Brecon Beacons it really does have something for everyone.
Rydym yn mwynhau ein arhosiad a bydd bendant yn ôl yn fuan ! (we enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back soon)!


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