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Re: Moel Siabod (again)

Perfect day AK. You can probably tell by the lack of walk reports this year I've not exactly covered a great deal of miles, so to go out on a day like this (especially with a newcomer) it's helping get the bug back! Hopefully back out this weekend to mop up 3 of my remaining 4 unclaimed Welsh hewitt...
by davekermito
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:53 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Moel Siabod (again)
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Moel Siabod (again)

moelsiabodfrompontcyfyng.gpx A route I've done plenty of times. Up the Daear Ddu ridge and down the East Ridge. Classic, no problems and great to introduce a mega-fit but mountain novice to Snowdonia's hills. Snow down to a fairly low level gave a decent level of interest - made it an absolutely br...
by davekermito
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Moel Siabod (again)
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Snowdon February sunbathing session! (200 UP!)

It's been a while! After walking and squelching through Wales' less glamorous peaks over the last couple of years, I'd saved Snowdon for a special occasion. But it wasn't a ticking mission as I'd been to the top of Wales as a kid with school so I'd need to take on the horseshoe to bring up hewitt no...
by davekermito
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Snowdon February sunbathing session! (200 UP!)
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: Rhobell Fawr & Dduallt

That forest on Dduallt brings back bad memories! I remember we drove up the forestry road out of Rhydymain past the end of the road shown on the map. Few gates to open and voila ended up parking pretty much next to the sign post for Dduallt! Quick up and down of Rhobell Fawr and then a horrible mudd...
by davekermito
Thu May 24, 2018 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Rhobell Fawr & Dduallt
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Fan Y Big and Waun Rydd

Still on the mission to finish the Welsh Hewitts before summer, I saw the beautiful weather forecasted and decided to take on a couple of Brecon Beacons previously missed. New_Route.gpx Parking up over a 1000 foot up at the Blaen y Glyn car park in the Talybont Forest, it does make an easy start! No...
by davekermito
Sat May 05, 2018 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Fan Y Big and Waun Rydd
Replies: 0
Views: 692

Re: High Street epic spoiled by new boots agony

Super route and great photos.


Been there with the boots many a time!
by davekermito
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: High Street epic spoiled by new boots agony
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: Kentmere Round

Hi AK It was a walk in homage to the Fellwarking with Wainwright (incorrectly named in my first post!) book rather than a ticking mission so I wasn't too worried about some of the Haweswater outliers on this one but know what you mean.Missed out on a few obvious there-and-backers. But well worth exp...
by davekermito
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Kentmere Round
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Carmarthen Fan from the North

Not seen them from this angle before so thanks for the pictures! Did a staggered traverse of these along with the Fforest Fawr and main Brecon Beacon a few years ago. Wonderfully quiet and a great place to stretch the legs across some super open country. Coldest walk I've ever been on! Are the hurdl...
by davekermito
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Carmarthen Fan from the North
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Coledale Round - March 2018

Cracking day out. And the second post I've seen on the bounce for this route today, so others must agree! Although I came back via the knobbly Causey Pike, either way it makes a nice day out. Not sure if you are a Hewitt bagger but the walk out to Wandope before returning up Eel Crag (Crag Hill) fro...
by davekermito
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Coledale Round - March 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Western Fells round of 11 Hewitts in dramatic weather

Decent old route that - just the standard Coledale Round was enough for me! Fair play to you sir. The path on Sail is 'interesting'. No place on a hill side but equally quite sculptural though :lol: I hate it so much I quite like it perversely. I reckon with a few years erosion and soil creep the pa...
by davekermito
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Western Fells round of 11 Hewitts in dramatic weather
Replies: 10
Views: 1428

Re: Dent du Geant and the Rochefort Arete

WOW! Another incredible report. Fantastic photos and report - wish I could add something more regarding the walk itself but thanks for sharing.
by davekermito
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Dent du Geant and the Rochefort Arete
Replies: 5
Views: 866

Kentmere Round

Sorry this is one from last year that doesn't have a GPX file but hopefully is so well documented by others you'll let me off! A classic walk, chapter 2 in the Wainwright Great Walks I was given as a 10 or so year old that got me into these bloody hills in the first place. Parking. Very much at a pr...
by davekermito
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Kentmere Round
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Dyfi Hills (the cheats method!)

Poppiesrara Well spotted! Despite a trip up the pyg track when I was 12, it was always the intention to complete all of Wales' hewitts on the horseshoe even though Snowdon was officially ticked off! North Wales involves lot of driving around picking off the odd one here and there. Mid Wales (specifi...
by davekermito
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Dyfi Hills (the cheats method!)
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Dyfi Hills (the cheats method!)

Cheers AK as ever Did think of completing my Arans scrapbook on Pen y Bryfforchog but the Guinness World Record for blister size started to open up on both of my feet at once (new boots and being hopelessly flat footed) so was glad to get back to the car! Not many left in Wales now! PyB will need to...
by davekermito
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Dyfi Hills (the cheats method!)
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Helvellyn via Gully2 + St Sunday Crag

Great route up and super photos!
by davekermito
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Helvellyn via Gully2 + St Sunday Crag
Replies: 4
Views: 735
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