Thought I’d try a new hill (to me) so went for NW-046 as it seemed not too far from home.
Filled up the Landy and about 21/2 hours later arrived at the narrow lane leading towards the start of the footpath. At least I had a map with me this time!
The lane soon turned into a rough track - great fun in my old Landy, but care should be taken if trying this with a normal car. The heavy rain has made huge puddles and lots of mud, so I did enjoy myself in 4x4 mode.
Parked up and booted myself ready for the walk. I have taken notice of previous advice and decided to wear just my new baselayer top, with my jacket to see how I got on. Result: Much better in terms of sweating and a micro-fleece for the summit proved more than adequate today. (It was warm however). Still - lesson now learned…don’t wear too much clothing on the way up
Steeper than I was expecting, especially through the woods. Very difficult walking as very loose surface too - got me puffing and panting a bit! Things got a little better once out on the open fell, but once again, the path is full of heather covered ankle-snapping holes. Care is needed all the way to the top. Boggy up here too. A lonely trig point found in low cloud. Have not seen anyone else…
Qualified on 2m ssb and had a little try on 2m fm - but trade very sparce today. Thanks to everyone who chased me today.
The walk down is not much easier, bearing in mind how easy it would be to break/strain my ankle or something. That would really upset the day as I’m on my own. Back into the dark, wooded section and I’m sure this wood has eyes.
Still, after my lunch I have the pleasure of engaging the low box for a bit of fun back to the road.
A very lonely place this part of Wales felt today. A fresh cup of tea at the reservoir made everything better.
Thanks for a good days radio. Only used 7 gallons of fuel!