Mist lingering in the valleys surrounding Sugar Loaf at dawn on an autumn morning in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Sugar Loaf, Brecon Beacons

Sugar Dusted Loaf

I was very lucky with the weather during a short stay in the Brecon Beacons. It was September and humid daytime conditions meant that overnight clear skies allowed mist and fog to form in the valleys. I was absolutely delighted when I arrived at my chosen viewpoint early in the morning and found myself above a cloud inversion. At first I couldn't see any hilltops or peaks but as the sun broke over the horizon the fog started to lift and eventually reveal the top of Sugar Loaf. It's a relatively small peak compared to others in the Brecon Beacons but these conditions help give a sense of its dominance over the surrounding landscape.

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