Large numbers of swimmers gather at Llangorse to swim in a lake that is, for many, mythical and magical. Swimmers range from the novice through to the experienced long distance wild water folks who love full immersion. The event is organized by Nicola Goodwin, members of the Hereford Triathlon Club and assisted by volunteers. The scenery and the day is cracking.
Hot & Cold Air Works Its Magic
What's an Inversion. It's a play on hot and cold air. For more details click here.
The Wild Camp & Morning Cloud Inversion. Most swimmers had no idea that a classic inversion took place before the swim in the lower valley. Looking down below from above from a bivvy or wild camping spot Mark had established the night before it set the tone for the day.The aim is even today is always to celebrate nature and our natural gravitation towards water.
There's an adventure in every event. To tap into the spirit of adventure on this occasion in 2015 I (Mark) hiked through the Black Mountains via Mynyyd Llangorse to get to the swim. It was only a short route from Bwlch at 13 miles but a new one and they are always worth doing. Over tops, gazing through valleys and upon the slopes, exploring hills forts and scrambling through bracken it was a great way to meet with the swimmers and bring good vibes.
Start: Bwlch Pass - Brecon Beacons
Finish: Mynydd Llangorse & Llangorse Lake
Ascent: Approximately 600 Meters
Distance: 12 Miles - 22-23KM
Hills: Pentrebach, Mynydd Llangorse, Cwm Sorgwm & Mynydd Troed Pass
Passing: Cwmdu, Waun Fach Hamlet, Pencaeau Fm, Blaenau-draw
Overlooking: Pen Alt Mawr & Waun Fach at 811 meters
Bivvy: Mynydd Llangorse - Westerly Slope. Overlooking Llangorse Lake & the Central Brecon Beacons
Map - Route
Part 2. Bwlch - Langorse Hike & Bivvy
Part 3. Bwlch - Llangorse Hike & Bivvy