This Ramblers walk was announced as “could be muddy” therefore upgraded to a B, Strenuous – well even without the mud (you can see from the photographs just what a wonderful day it was), the walk was still strenuous – even with all the “avoidance” action our leader Vic took.
We didn’t “summit” Waun Fach, stopping for lunch just a short way from the top – in fact we could see it! – thus avoiding the boggy ground; we didn’t descend via Y Grib – but took a clever route that flanked the ridge to descend; and we didn’t do “the sting in the tail” – clamber up Castell Dinas.
For me, still in training mode these were all “good decisions”. I arrived home, tired but with a huge grin on my face as a result of a wonderful walk that nearly took me to the highest point in The Black Mountains. Those final 200m of walking and 20m of elevation will have to wait for another day. However the stats of the walk are still impressive as you can see from the Everytrail track.
The photos may not be as accurately placed on the map as they usually are. I’ve done something wrong with the automatic placement from the GPS data. What … I don’t know :-).
Avoiding the bog, the steep descent and the castle at EveryTrail