To Table Mountain and around Pen Cerrig-calch

A walk with Cardiff Ramblers and Joe of nearly 10 miles with a long gradual ascent to Table Mountain and then a skirt round Pen Cerrig-calch maintaining height using sheep trails in the main and then a scramble up on to the ridge before walking the ridge back to Pen Cerrig-calch and then descending back to Crickhowell.

… and the Google Map is here.

The weather was overcast, but the heavy rain kept off and we had just a few showers of very light rain. Unfortunately the light never really improved so the photos are only momentoes of a very pleasant walk in excellent company.

Joe and I managed to find The Butchers in Rhiwbina on our return to Cardiff for a well earned pint … or two.

The inter-active version of the walk might be available at Table Mountain and around Pen Cerrig-calch at EveryTrail

Photos from the walk are available here.


We spent our last full day in New Zealand walking around Christchurch. This was Christchurch a week before the major earthquake that hit on 22nd February, 10 days after we left. The quake itself was not as severe as one that had hit the city the previous year in September, and they’d had another one on Boxing Day 2010 as well.

I think as you look through these pictures, the poignant ones are of the cathedral and the flower festival that had only just begun on the day we visited. It’ll be a long time before a similar event will be held there.

We liked the Botanical Gardens a lot, wonderful to stroll through them and enjoy an early autumnal day. We popped into an exhibition of Sir Walter Scott’s fateful polar expedition that had left from Christchurch 100 years before.

You can also see the photos here, rather than as a slideshow.