Walking around Usk reservoir

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park
Finding Usk reservoir was a long winded process! The signage was pretty terrible and we wondered whether we would ever find it. A humble, no frills parking area was all there was to show we had arrived - thankfully no pay and display machines. We set off across the dam, heading around the reservoir in an anticlockwise direction. 
walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park
It was a rather grey and drizzly day. The kind of day when it's coat on/coat off in an irritatingly warm but damp fashion.
walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park
I found some wonderful wild scabious flowers with some insects buzzing around.
walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park
A few little clover flowers. Mmmm
walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

I found a little remaining colour on the heather. I've no idea when the heather flowered but I have almost completely missed the bloom.

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park
A few pops of colour.
walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park

walking around Usk reservoir in Brecon Beacons National Park
All in all, the walk was around 8km but was really easygoing. I imagine that the landscape looks dramatically different in all seasons; we walked round on the cusp of autumn but the leaves would be looking splendid in tones of gold by now.
Sophie

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  1. Once again well done Sophie, i hope your followers appreciate all the hard work you have to do to compose such good blogs. love the dramatic landscapes ,the changing weather you always seem to get when visiting Wales. x

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