Over the weekend, D and I ventured to Wales to visit him mum. As he has some family who has lived there for quite awhile, they had previously told us about some waterfalls nearby that you could go on a bit of a hike to get to and see. Obviously, I had wanted to do this. Now that I am in much better shape, the thought of trudging through a hiking trail to see some natural sights of the UK does sound like an amazing way to spend a Saturday.
No, I’m actually not being sarcastic. I love this. Being active and getting beautiful pictures tends to be one of my favourite activities lately.
On Saturday, we set off, dressed and ready for some outdoor fun. Of course we stopped at a pub first (I was with some Brits), and then headed out on our way. Eventually I found out I was in Brecon Beacons National Park and we were walking along what is called Waterfall Country. We didn’t have an enormous amount of time so we opted for the walk that was about 1.5-2 miles long. If we wanted, we could have done the 5 mile walk but I think we wanted to be safe and see what we were getting ourselves into first.
We had great weather. The sun came out, and we were able to enjoy it when we came to a clearing and weren’t under the shade of the trees. There were lots of people on the trails, and quite a few of them brought their dogs along.
Although we saw a couple who was carrying their newborn baby. I’d guess it was about 4 months old. Hardly seems like a good place to bring a small infant along…
It felt like we had to stop every 20 feet as there was something beautiful to see and take pictures of. It was constant. And D proved to be a wonderful Instagram boyfriend.
We eventually came upon the big waterfall which we were able to walk behind. As it hadn’t rained much in Wales recently, it was relatively small. But I imagine it can get much bigger after heavy rainfalls. Although, it allowed us to access it much more easily and get some amazing photos.
After spending some time here, we headed back as we were having a barbecue later that evening and needed to get ready. Altogether, we walked 2.6 miles on that trail. I had my phone on me so I was able to track it. Literally can not wait to get my FitBit Surge – literally buzzing.
Weirdly enough, I was opting for the hillier spots to climb and tried jumping on and off benches to get a better workout from it. And when our walk was almost complete, I felt like I needed to do some sprints, squats, and high knees to really feel like I had a good workout. I really felt like I needed to do a little bit more. It’s amazing what happens to your body when you start to train and get in shape. It just craves activity. And I love it.
It ended up being a lovely weekend and I already can’t wait to go back and do the waterfall walk again. Only next time, I think we’ll try to do the 5 mile one so that we can see even more and get more of a workout in.