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A Walk in the Brecon Beacons

Sunday, December 29th, 2019 in Wales

The Brecon Beacons, also known as the central Beacons, are a mountain range in South Wales. The highest peak in the range is Pen y Fan which tops out at 2907 feet.

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Brecon Beacons by Jonathan Mullard

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