Sunday, March 13, 2011


Just a quick jaunt up a couple of hills yesterday, but I took the GPS so I may as well share the output. In fact, here it is (click to enlarge, as always):

The two hills here are the amusingly-named Lord Hereford's Knob (aka, in the original Welsh, Twmpa, but that's not nearly as funny) and Hay Bluff (which has a trig point), neither of which are actually proper "peaks" in the conventional sense of being the highest points in the vicinity. They're both just the northern ends of two of the long ridges that make up the Black Mountains, whose highest point is Waun Fach (visited here last year), three miles or so away to the south.

Anyway, if you park in the car park below the Hay Bluff trig point (which gives you a whopping head start, height-wise), walk south-ish to the junction of paths just above the Gospel Pass car park, head off west up to the summit of Lord Hereford's Knob (689 metres, 2260 feet), retrace your steps to the road, carry straight on up the ridge to the Hay Bluff trig point (677 metres, 2221 feet) and then descend steeply directly back to the car park, that's a round trip of about five miles which should take you no more than a couple of hours, and very nice too.

We were then going to stop off at the Bull's Head in Craswall for a refreshing pint on the way over to my parents' place, but it was deserted. It turns out (if their website is to be believed) that they aren't re-opening after their winter break until the end of next week, so I suppose that explains it. Dad had some beer in, luckily.

The photo gallery seems to be experiencing some "technical issues" at the moment, so photos to follow later.

[Post script: all fixed now, so here they are.]

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