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Mel

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2535 on: 22:11:44, 29/12/18 »
Last walk of the year with our walking group today.  4 lovely, blustery, sunny miles around Brandesburton followed by a scone and cuppa in the nearby garden centre  :)



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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2536 on: 19:38:03, 30/12/18 »
I am still contemplating seeing the New Year on Snowdon.
Its been quite a few years since ive been upstairs as the New year arrives.

Some friends went up Y Garn, above Ogwen, yesterday, and conditions were very mild, but quite cloudy.

Its been a while since ive been to the summit, and looking at the forecast, the weather looks almost ideal, apart from very poor visibility.

There is 100% guarantee of heavy cloud cover on the summit, and i know navigating in pitch darkness with the light from my Petzl, will be a big challenge.

Was it not for the guaranteed poor visibility, then conditions are ideal.

I will think it over tomorrow.

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2537 on: 21:03:40, 30/12/18 »
Took the wife for walk up pen y ghent on saturday, weather was poor in the morning and getting better from dinner time so as usual we were very relaxed in getting ready in the morn and once a lunch gathering stop was made @the naked man cafe, we arrived in horton abt 11am. All the usual spots and car park were busy(which was good to see). Cloud cover was decreasing all the time and the current bun was saying hello which was uplifting, the only concern was the wind and strong gusts. For all the cars parked about there wasnt that many footprints in the mud. Once attempting the steep climbing section the wind/gusts were id say 5mph away from too dangerous to attempt, a few times i was very nearly blown away. Was good to get up to the top again, had the ham sarnie in the wind shelter and even had a phone call on the top. Going down the other side was very very windy and it was just head down and take the steps at a time to get low down asap. We did 6.56miles in 2h20 walking which i was very happy with. Found some glasses on the steep climb bit if anyone knows of anybody who lost some, we still have them!
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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2538 on: 20:49:40, 20/01/19 »
Out and back to Hangingstone hill, with the moorland group today.  Took in Irishman's wall and Cosden beacon on route.  One of those fun routes where you can see the entire route right from the first ridge. The weather was much better than forcast too, which is always a bonus.  A nice days walking. O0
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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2539 on: 09:17:15, 21/01/19 »
I havenít been on the moor yet this year, been holding off after all the wet. Whatís the going like?
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BuzyG

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2540 on: Yesterday at 00:31:43 »
The going is still pretty firm by winter moorland standards.  Very little run off and the ford at he base of Steeperton was easily crossed. Not always the case in winter. 

Clearly a Ten tors training day though.  It was like Paddington Station eating lunch on Wild tor.  That is a very popular and accessable part of the moor mind.

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Re: Where are folks walking this weekend?
« Reply #2541 on: Today at 11:12:27 »
Just booked a night in Mungrisdale on Saturday for a two day walking weekend - looking at the forecast for Saturday I may regret this one.