Thursday, 24 October 2013

Wales & Borders - October 2013 Trip - Day Two: 3. Gwaunceste MW-010

After leaving Hergest Ridge G/WB-008 by car we were in Wales and on our way up Gwaunceste GW/MW-010 within 30 minutes...

Geoff tries to catch me on our way up Gwaunceste and the well defined route taken
The parking place was on a col near Hill Castle and Three Wells (Farms) at SO 166534, 1 Km east of the hamlet of Glascwm. Gwaunceste Hill is shepherded by Farmer Ernie Bevan, who lives in the nearby farm and who we met after our activation of the summit. An undulating bridleway is followed for 1.5 miles. At SO 155553 we turned right and were soon on the summit of the hill (35 mins). We set up the station at the trig point on the plateau.

The writer on the plateau of Gwaunceste Hill GW/MW-010
Eight stations were logged and Don G0RQL (Near Holsworthy) again made it into the log and was our best DX on 2m FM at 162 Km (101m). We were having a great day in fine weather and were running to time as we made our way back to the car, to be met by Ernie Bevan the local farmer. 

Ernie with Geoff - a meeting up of like minds - Geoff was a farmer earlier on in his life
After putting the world to rights with Ernie we got back in the Subaru and headed north west and further into mid Wales for our fourth activation of the day, Carneddau, MW-023. 

No comments:

Post a comment