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Re: Arenig Fawr & Moel Llyfnant

Thanks skuk. I guess perhaps so on this one - bar a bit of skipping around bogs there isn't really much to slow you down and it's pretty easy going - but certainly not always!
by poppiesrara
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Arenig Fawr & Moel Llyfnant
Replies: 3
Views: 6825

Re: Blencathra Five - Northern Fells Bagged!

That's a hell of a long weekend's effort, Derek! Great going & some very enticing shots over the four trips.
by poppiesrara
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Blencathra Five - Northern Fells Bagged!
Replies: 5
Views: 6706

Arenig Fawr & Moel Llyfnant

Having had a fairly grim first taste of the Arenigs a couple of months before, Arenig Fawr was a very pleasant surprise. Even on a day that started off quite misty and never cleared up completely, this was generally - bar a few testing miles towards the end - a lovely route in the prevailing dry-ish...
by poppiesrara
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Arenig Fawr & Moel Llyfnant
Replies: 3
Views: 6825

Re: Ffestiniog Mountains

On a general point, Red Peak, thanks! Post Gwyn was ok really, not nearly as tough as this, but it's more the steep, thick, pathless heather - the bogginess is only down in the valley towards the road and the lower part of the stream; the upper slopes aren't as bad, and there are some half-paths abo...
by poppiesrara
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Ffestiniog Mountains
Replies: 6
Views: 3868

Ffestiniog Mountains

On an absolutely beautiful day under a blazing sun, mixed walking among apparently little-visited hills. our_route.gpx It feels a little unusual to start a Welsh mountain walk on a main road, parked opposite a Co-Op in the middle of a town, but it's only a few minutes before you're back in the wilde...
by poppiesrara
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Ffestiniog Mountains
Replies: 6
Views: 3868

Leicestershire Peaks

I'd done a half-marathon not long before this, and therefore was extremely blase about 16 miles in the local hills - but this seemed incredibly tough! (It probably wouldn't now...). Some of the best walking in Leicestershire, on a good day, with Old John in Bradgate Park and Hill Hole the highlights...
by poppiesrara
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Leicestershire Peaks
Replies: 0
Views: 830

Re: Eastern Glyderau, Post Gwyn & Pistyll Rhaeadr

I can believe it! Can't imagine anyone was daredevil enough to go anywhere exposed on that Wednesday afternoon (but am still half-expecting someone to come on and say they were on Tryfan!)...
by poppiesrara
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Eastern Glyderau, Post Gwyn & Pistyll Rhaeadr
Replies: 3
Views: 3120

Eastern Glyderau, Post Gwyn & Pistyll Rhaeadr

These two half-day walks seemed a good choice for a day when the weather looked decidedly changeable, and later - up on the Glyder ridge in a wind that made it difficult to even stand still - it was certainly a relief not to be many miles from relative safety... Beautiful seeing conditions throughou...
by poppiesrara
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:13 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Eastern Glyderau, Post Gwyn & Pistyll Rhaeadr
Replies: 3
Views: 3120

The Tarren Hills

Back among the little-visited hills on a Sunday when the forecast hill-fog was enough to steer you away from the higher summits. And - while it tickled the tops enough to prevent long views (and so to scupper any exciting photography...) - the cloud kept away enough for a decent day over some unusua...
by poppiesrara
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: The Tarren Hills
Replies: 5
Views: 4406

Cnicht and the Moelwyns

This felt rather like a reward for a few months around low and rounded peaks; the first climbs of the spring, and the first day when it felt like a little bit of exposure and a bit of scrambling over 'proper' mountains would be in order. our_route.gpx It was a beautiful, near-sunburning day and Cnic...
by poppiesrara
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Cnicht and the Moelwyns
Replies: 4
Views: 6751

Re: Cyrniau Nod & the Hirnantau

Thanks all; surprising how good a day this was after all the dire warnings you see about it...

You may well have lost the trail recently I think though, Red Peak - have been on a bit of bog-avoidance in the Beacons!
by poppiesrara
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Cyrniau Nod & the Hirnantau
Replies: 14
Views: 5531

Garreg Lwyd, Fans Gyhirych & Nedd

A day of easy walking in the Beacons when the (unforecast) mist had come down over the hilltops - so not too many pictures and a pretty short report! Garreg Lwyd is exactly the pleasant short walk that everyone would lead you to expect, even in a fairly grim drizzle. The direct ascent south-east fro...
by poppiesrara
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Garreg Lwyd, Fans Gyhirych & Nedd
Replies: 0
Views: 2338

Kinder Scout

First training walk for the Three Peaks Challenge, and exposed how mixed in ability we all were! Baking hot summer's day. Lovely walk up Grindsbrook Clough with easy rock-scrambling towards the top, then a navigational challenge through the dry groughs of the summit plateau to the trickle at Kinder ...
by poppiesrara
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Kinder Scout
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Pen y Fan & Beacons Horseshoe

More Three Peaks training - a great walk on a summer evening before a night's camping, and one of my happiest walking memories. The climb up west to the ridge is a fierce one, but then the ridges and the ups and downs to the summits are fabulous (and were amazingly quiet this day). Gutted that the m...
by poppiesrara
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Pen y Fan & Beacons Horseshoe
Replies: 0
Views: 894

Scafell Pike and not quite a 3rd peak...

Three Peaks Challenge Day 2, and about the most appalling day imaginable. Scafell PIke - started out c.05.00 through a river in spate... By about 07.30, barely halfway up and most of the party flagging in horrendously windy and torrential conditions. Four of seven turned back then, the rest of us ha...
by poppiesrara
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Scafell Pike and not quite a 3rd peak...
Replies: 0
Views: 878
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