Brecon Beacons: The movie. An epic drama

This is what happens when you take three mates (one of whom has IMovie and a great desire to avoid doing revision) and go on this walk to the waterfalls at Ystradfellte in the Brecon Beacons national park.

An epic tale of drama, hope, love and wilderness.

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