• Jack Wakefield

Brecon Beacons, sore legs, funny mountains

Updated: Nov 5, 2019

After a month off to rest our legs following the crazy week of walking in the Lakes, this weekend we were back out exploring the beautiful Brecon Beacons with Esther.

The walk started brutally with what felt like a vertical climb, before flattening out for a ridge walk around to Pen Y Fan with outstanding views either way. We went down and up again over three more peaks, stopping for food on each and a little giggle at the name of our final summit, Fan Y Big, before heading back to the cottage for a well-deserved log fire and beer.

We've got a bunch more walks to go, but the end of the climbing is coming into sight. Over the next couple months we'll be heading to the Peak District, Cairngorms, Dartmoor and then heading back to Surrey Hills for one final (mini) push.

We're a long way from our fundraising target though and would love your support! Supporting these two causes is so important as climate breakdown accelerates - and the recent news about deforestation in the Amazon adds to the need for amazing organisations like CoolEarth. Two football pitches worth of rainforest are illegally logged every minute, but CoolEarth are working with local indigenous communities to protect and defend their land, and prevent the rainforest - the lungs of the Earth - from being destroyed.

Your support would mean so much to Caitlin and I as we waddle to work and back this week waiting for our legs recover from the walking, and it'll go to support two fantastic causes doing essential work to protect this precious world.

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Here's some pics of our adventure this weekend: