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December 29, 2014

We found snow!!!

We’ve just returned from an amazing walk up Pen Y Fan! The best part was that we had snow at the top of the mountain!

My daughter has been watching the news reports, praying that we might get some snow in Wales. As we drove around bend in the road to Storey Arms in Brecon, she let out a huge squeal as she could see snow on the top of Pen Y Fan!!

We met some friends who’d never walked up Pen Y Fan, so it was very special to be able to take them up, in these beautiful conditions.

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The start of our walk was slow and steady, but everyone was so in awe of the clear blue skies and beautiful walking conditions of the day.

As we got to Corn Ddu, (the first peak), the layers and extra jumpers went on as the wind picked up. The girls were still determined to reach the top.

After taking it slowly and steadily on the uphill path, (due to the ice), the girls had smiles when they saw the top of the mountain, and the crowds of people milling around waiting for their picture to be taken.

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After a brief stop for a lunch of the “ever popular” chicken noodle soup, we posed for our ” summit picture”.

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Over to Corn Ddu and down the rocky path, we started our descent with lots of happy chatter. We were all full of the Christmas feeling due to the weather, and the fact that we were, at last, out in the snow!!

It was a lovely day out, and it’s made the Christmas holidays a little bit more special for us.

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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18 thoughts on “We found snow!!!

  1. We’ve still got last week’s snow on some of the hills and on Snowdon of course. I’m glad you all found some to pose with after you finished your walk.
    The sun is shining here but there’s little warmth in it so I’d say you’re all pretty brave to be venturing out in the cold.
    Sending wishes for a Fantastic 2015 full of wishes come true.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

    1. kim says:

      Hi David, we were so lucky to find snow. We really didn’t accept it but it made the day extra special.
      Have a lovely new year, keep warm and well,
      Take care,
      Kim

  2. A beautiful spot for a winter walk! We always find a cafe at the top of a mountain 😉

    1. kim says:

      Thank you, we had such a lovely walk with great conditions.

  3. Kierna says:

    I am so glad you were able to introduce your friends to the beauty of this gorgeous place. Thanks as always for your support.

    1. kim says:

      Hi, they had a lovely time and planning the next visit. Its a walk I love doing and never tire of the view.

  4. Coombemill says:

    What a wonderful walk and those views are to die for. So good to see the girls enjoying the challenge and their lovely rosy cheeks at the top. the snow is a real bonus, we are still waiting for the snow to reach Cornwall, it has been a 4 year wait! I think we may need to go mountain climbing in Wales. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    1. kim says:

      Hi, it is one of the best walks in Wales and we’re so lucky to have it on our doorstep.
      If you ever come down this way, we would be happy to take you the top! You would love it.

  5. Linda says:

    This looks amazing – I love the views and the photos! I bet your daughter was proud of her achievement as well. We’re still waiting for the white stuff over here…Thanks for linking up to the #outdoorplayparty!

    1. kim says:

      Hi, it is such a wonderful environment and my daughter loves the fact we can get to the top. It was amazing to find snow, especially a few days after Xmas. #outdoorplayparty

  6. Oh wow! You are soo lucky to have this nearby. What a fabulous way to find some snow. Did you make snowballs? It is all Little Man is talking about at the moment even though we have had zero white stuff.

    1. kim says:

      Hi, we really are so lucky. I didn’t think we would see snow this early and yes there was some snowballs thrown on the way up!

  7. Christine says:

    Looks like you had a great day for your walk. I love Pen-y-Fan but haven’t walked up it with the kids yet. I was up in the Lakes a couple of days ago, similar weather (amazingly) and fantastic walking in snow on the peaks. A bit icy on the way down though.

    1. kim says:

      Hi, the conditions were just amazing for a good mountain walk. Its great to get out in this weather and I would love to visit the Lakes one day. Lots of friends have been and have had a lovely time.

  8. I am wishing for a bit of snoe for my son as he is more aware of his surroundings now. We have no snow yet so I am having snow envy! Looks so awesome there! #LetKidsBeKids

    1. kim says:

      Hi, I was so happy we found snow and I didn’t think we’d see any. Very lucky. Fingers crossed you get to see some! #LetKidsBeKids

  9. Karen Bell says:

    Ah fantastic! How wonderful to climb there and find snow at the top. It looks amazing and beautiful. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    1. kim says:

      Hi, Thank you we had such a wonderful walk in the best conditions. So lucky to have snow on the top!
      #LetKidsBeKids

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