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Perfect winters morning around Grasmere

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Heron Pike, Loughrigg Fell, Nab Scar, Silver How
Date walked: 17/01/2019
Distance: 17.6km
Ascent: 1382m
Views: 7


Scorton to Grizedale Head

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 11/01/2019
Distance: 17.8km
Ascent: 743m
Views: 10


Pen Llithrig y Wrach

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Attachment(s) Hewitts: Pen Llithrig y Wrach
Date walked: 06/01/2019
Distance: 9.85km
Ascent: 618m
Views: 6

Dyfi Hills

Hewitts: Cribin Fawr, Maesglase, Pen y Brynfforchog, Waun-oer

Date walked: 05/01/2019

Time taken: 5.25 hours

Distance: 18.4km

Ascent: 1641m


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Up to Wales for the weekend with the lads. One of my mates was coming from down South so it made sense to meet him just after 10am at somewhere nicely accessible from the M54 to reduce his journey a bit.

The Dyfi Hills fitted the bill nicely and meant that we could leave one car at the top of the pass and start from Dinas Mawddwy with the option of doing a quick extension from Bwlch Oerddrws up Pen y Brynfforchog if light allowed.This avoided a long walk back on a major road.

A cloudy day but our hills were clear and the ground was surprisingly firm after a couple of frosts. Good ridge walking on the whole with quite a few ups and downs.

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The initial walk from Dinas Mawddwy is steeply up through woodland and then along a narrow (and slippy today) traverse path along the flanks of Foel Dinas


2 M ahead.JPG
Maesglase ahead


2 Looking at M.JPG
Eventually you arrive at Bwlch Siglen


2 Heading up M.JPG
The ridge walk is good and sticks very closely to the edge so careful walking is required


3 M Ridge - me.jpg
The ridge to Maesglase with me on the airy pinnacle from which you get a good view of the waterfalls


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Pinnacle again


5 M.JPG
Cairn on Maesglase


6 Ridge ahead.JPG
The route ahead to the next two Hewitts now reveals itself. It's an interesting one which I'm guessing could be wet at times with a few boardwalk sections


7 WO.JPG
Traversing to Waun-oer - although you more or less climb Cribin Fawr first


8 WO Trig to Cadair.JPG
Waun-oer Trig Point with Cadair Idris behind


9 Steeply down WO.JPG
Looking back at the descent from Waun-oer - it's a steep drop between this and Cribin Fawr


9 CF.JPG
Somewhere in the proximity of Cribin Fawr's unmarked summit


10 Quarry.JPG
Checking out the quarry workings


11 PF ahead.JPG
Pen y Brynfforchog ahead although there's a big drop to the road inbetween


12 Steeply up PF.JPG
Heading steeply up Pen y Brynfforchog on the other side of Bwlch Oerddrws. One of the lads called it a day at the car park but I managed to drag a few up.


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Pen y Brynfforchog in view


14 PF with G in view.JPG
Pen y Brynfforchog with Glasgwm in view. Never planned to head there today due to time issues and I think the lads would have hung me if I suggested it!


15 Back to CF and Cadiar.JPG
Looking back to Cribin Fawr and Cadair Idris


16 M again.JPG
Maesglase


17 Looking back at the initial ascent.JPG
After dropping back to the pass we went back to retrieve the other car from the car park in Dinas Mawddwy - looking back at that initial woodland ascent


18 Pint.JPG
Quick pint in the pleasant local there

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Helvellyn, The Dodds and High Rigg

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Clough Head, Great Dodd, Helvellyn, High Rigg, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd, White Side
Hewitts: Clough Head, Great Dodd, Helvellyn, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, White Side
Date walked: 01/01/2019
Distance: 27km
Ascent: 1865m
Views: 6


Hazelhurst and Bleasdale

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 30/12/2018
Distance: 13.3km
Ascent: 611m
Views: 10


Boxing Day on the West Pennines

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 26/12/2018
Distance: 23.5km
Ascent: 864m
Views: 8


Christmas Newlands with the lads

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Cat Bells, Dale Head, High Spy, Hindscarth, Maiden Moor, Robinson
Hewitts: Dale Head, High Spy, Hindscarth, Robinson
Date walked: 23/12/2018
Distance: 19.1km
Ascent: 1513m
Views: 6


Hutton Roof Crags and Holmepark Fell

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 15/12/2018
Distance: 17.8km
Ascent: 732m
Views: 7


Grasmoor +

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Barrow, Causey Pike, Eel Crag, Grasmoor, Outerside, Sail, Scar Crags
Hewitts: Causey Pike, Crag Hill (Eel Crag), Grasmoor, Sail, Scar Crags
Date walked: 10/12/2018
Distance: 19.6km
Ascent: 1509m
Views: 9

Broggy1


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Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Tryfan
Place: Isle of Arran
Ideal day out: Long, remote walk in a wild area (Cairngorms, North Pennines) but also ridge walks with scrambling.
Ambition: Visit more Mountain areas

Munros: 78
Corbetts: 13
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 9
Wainwrights: 214
Hewitts: 267
Sub 2000: 1



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Statistics

2019

Trips: 5
Distance: 90.65 km
Ascent: 6249m
Hewitts: 11
Wainwrights 12

2018

Trips: 69
Distance: 1292.2 km
Ascent: 72153m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 86
Wainwrights 100

2017

Trips: 72
Distance: 1296.69 km
Ascent: 73988m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 90
Wainwrights 105

2016

Trips: 76
Distance: 1298.26 km
Ascent: 70491m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 97
Wainwrights 87

2015

Trips: 80
Distance: 1270.95 km
Ascent: 67159m
Munros: 14
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 84
Wainwrights 47

2014

Trips: 67
Distance: 946.2 km
Ascent: 51879m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 3
Donalds: 5
Hewitts: 78
Wainwrights 38

2013

Trips: 35
Distance: 451.54 km
Ascent: 31414m
Munros: 6
Hewitts: 58
Wainwrights 63

2012

Trips: 32
Distance: 379.47 km
Ascent: 27135m
Munros: 8
Hewitts: 45
Wainwrights 54

2011

Trips: 27
Distance: 337.46 km
Ascent: 22563m
Munros: 4
Hewitts: 41
Wainwrights 32

2010

Trips: 27
Distance: 389.18 km
Ascent: 27766m
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 52
Wainwrights 108

2009

Trips: 17
Distance: 192.23 km
Ascent: 13235m
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 21
Wainwrights 47

2008

Trips: 4
Distance: 45.74 km
Ascent: 3915m
Hewitts: 11
Wainwrights 21

2007

Trips: 3
Distance: 39.62 km
Ascent: 3090m
Hewitts: 5
Wainwrights 9


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