Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Moel Gyw - 27 November

Today we got as far as looking Yr Elen only to find the summit wreathed in clouds and the slopes below the summit still plastered in snow and, all too probably, ice. After trying to persuade ourselves that it would probably be fine we had another look and decided it probably wouldn't so we went to Moel Gyw instead. A grey day with indistinct, hazy views from the top.

Telegraph Pole

Old Railway Wagon

Finger Post 
To The Top

Above Beddgelert - 26 November

Linear walk with The Rucksack Club from Rhyd-Ddu to Beddgelert starting on the Nantille Ridge before heading south towards Moel Hebog on a stunning winter day.

Climbing Y Garn

Towards Snowdon (i)

Towards Snowdon (ii)

Towards Snowdon (iii)

Towards Snowdon (iv)

Mynydd Drws-y-Coed

Flying (i)

Flying (ii)

Towards Snowdon (v)

Into The Quarry

Cardigan Bay (i)

Cardigan Bay (ii)

Mwdwl-eithin - 25 November

Grander plans were shelved to ensure we would be off the hills before darkness fell and the temperature with it so we visited Mwdwl-eithin. A solitary Marilyn west of Betsy-y-Coed and north of the A5, Mwdwl-eithin enjoys fine views of the distant Snowdonia massif. The sense of isolation is noticeable despite the summit being only a couple of miles from the nearest farm.

Trig Pillar

Broken Gate

Field Furniture (i)

Field Furniture (ii)




Monday, 7 November 2016

Kirkstone Pass - 06 November

Bagging Plans abandoned because of inclement weather at the Three Shires Stone, so inclement that neither of us would get out to photograph it. Thinking it might blow through quickly we went to Kirkstone Pass and found even worse weather.

Kirkstone Inn (i)

Kirkstone Inn (ii)

Kirkstone Inn (iii)

Cyclists (i)

Cyclists (ii)

Walna Scar Shepherds' Meet - 05 November

A low key, local Meet complete with Hound Racing, Sheep Judging and Best Pet in Show.

Bigert - 05 November

A singleton Birkett above Dunnerdale with fine views and far from the ravages of tourists.

Over Bigert Mire to Morecambe Bay

Towards Dunnerdale Fells


The Pike and Dunnerdale Fells

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Rowantree How - 05 November

A singleton Synge overlooking Devoke Water to 'tidy up the bits and pieces' on Birker Fell.

It is some years since we were on the fells around Devoke Water and I doubt we enjoyed sunshine like this when we were here previously. It isn't warm and the ground is about saturated with ice cold water but everything looks spectacular.

Birker Fell Road

Track to Devoke Water (i)

Track to Devoke Water (ii)

Devoke Water (i)

Devoke Water (ii)

Devoke Water (iii)

Devoke Water (iv)