Lost on the Brecon Beacons- meeting Chris

In August last year we were lucky enough to be scaling the side of a ‘mountain’ in the Brecon Beacons…

“turn left, turn right, recalculating”

The Sat Nav was well and truly lost and confused, and was quite honestly driving us mad. We turn this off and crossed our fingers that we were climbing the right mountain.

At this stage there is only one way… up! 10 minutes later and we are still heading up. A quick phone call to Chris (who we are hoping to meet, if we can find him!) and some reassurance to just keep going. Over the cattle grid and past a flock of sheep, and we finally reach Chris’ house! The Brecon Beacons were stunning, the sun was shining and Chris was lovely.

We all sat down (us and the two dogs that is) with a cup of tea (not the dogs) and chatted about making Chris’ digital story.

So here it is:

 

Quite honestly until I heard Chris’ story I had no idea what micro hydropower was… it sounded fancy and complicated! Listening to Chris we are struck by how simple micro hydro is. And as Chris points out it makes perfect sense for this area… there are hundreds of streams, plenty of rain, and steep hills (as we know from our earlier drive!).

As with some of our other blog posts, Chris is just a normal guy doing something positive for communities in his area, in response to climate change. Chris talked enthusiastically about helping communities to set up micro hydropower in the Brecons and clearly goes above and beyond to make this happen.

Thank you Chris!

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