Discovering Llangorse Lake by Brecon Beacons Photographer, Simon Powell

Here’s a blog about Llangorse Lake by Simon Powell from Black Mountains Photography.

“A legacy left behind from the last ice age trapped by the deposits from the great glacial fields. Its waters provided the key essentials to the early neolithic settlers of wales. Fierce battles where fought as various tribes lost and gained control over its waters. Evidence can still be seen of the history of the lake as legend has it that a village was built upon its waters. Remains of a series of crannogs (the only one of its kind outside of Scotland and Ireland) can still be seen but now inhabited by the waterfowl but was once the royal residence for the local kingdom of Brycheiniog. A dugout boat dated 800 AD was rescued from its water and now lies in the Brecon Museum. Thankfully now we can rest at ease by its waters enjoying the varied wildlife including the blue-tailed damselfly or witness the dancing of a pair of grebs. I have visited this sacred place since a child and never tire of the location. It offers a photographer a lifetime of opportunities as weather fronts compressed by the hills surrounding behave in a way that is intoxicating to the photographer”.


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