Sorry about the last minute change from my alert yesterday. I had longer than expected and so decided to do a slightly more distant (and pleasant) summit. Billinge Hill (as alerted) is a handy one to keep in reserve to break up motorway trips.
WX on Penycloddiau was poor with heavy showers, drizzle and mist. Despite that, the hill was amazingly busy - in fact I have never seen so many people up there. In the 40 minutes or so that I was there, I must have seen 30 people. Lots of families and some groups of walkers. One stopped for a lengthy chat - he was in training for a long distance walk in the summer. 2m FM was busy and 13 takers were quickly in the log. With an uncharacteristic lapse of concentration, Mike GW0DSP missed me but he was about on the band working others. Perhaps his long-trailed “easing off” has started at last! No DX worked and just the one s2s with Ian 2e0edx on Ingleborough.
I had hoped to do another summit on the way back but the mobile rang and I was summoned to pick my son up from his tournament.
Thanks to all the callers.