Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Ponderosa Café - 24 November

The café was a bit of a surprise but it shouldn't have been because it is something of a local legend. Not only does it provide free parking but it is on the tracks to both Moel y Gemelin and Cryn-y-Brain which is probably enough to excuse the mediocre coffee.

Ponderosa Cafe 
Ponderosa Cafe
From Moel y Gemelin
Moel y Gemelin
From Cyrn-y-Brain
Cyrn-y-Brain Trig Point

Hope Mountain - 24 November

Parking nearby seemed impossible until we realised the gate on the road to the radio masts was unlocked. Once there we were left with a 0.8 k round trip and a 12m climb all in glorious sunshine.

Holy Mountain Trig Point
Looking North from the summit

Monday, 20 November 2017

Winter Hill - 19 November

Gentle run with Pauline under gathering clouds, a little too late for the best of the sunshine.

From the far end of Burnt Edge Lane down through the woods and up passed the Trespass Stone to the Trig Point. Back down via the Two Lads to see the best of the light over Liverpool and the Lancashire coast.

Bench in the woods above Dean Brook
Summit Kissing Gate
Lift to the Mast
Rivington Pike
Two Lads at the Two Lads

Monday, 13 November 2017

Top Of Blaze Moss - 12 November

Under cloudless sky for a pleasant trot up the side of Langden Beck to rise before Langden Castle where we chose (badly) to cross the fence on a stile and make a bee-line for the ridge. This was an error because the ground and the vegetation are so bad but it did give us good views of Holdron Castle.

Once on the ridge at Holdron Moss the keen wind and waterlogged ground persuaded us to head for Top Of Blaze Moss rather than Hawthornthwaite Head. Descending to the Trough of Bowland Road directly into the Northwester convinced us that "enough is enough" and Whins Brow would still be there when we come back another day.

Above Langden Castle
Holdron Castle