Thursday, 24 October 2013

Wales & Borders - October 2013 Trip - Day Two: 5. Aberedw Hill MW-022

Geoff follows the fence uphill at SO 093501 - fence is not shown on the latest 2014 OS 1:25000 Map
The route shown on the map is the way we came down from Aberedw Hill. Parking proved awkward on this one so we parked further down the lane on the verge on the edge of the wood at SO 0955 5018. We walked back to the entrance gate to the PRoW at SO 0955 4982. The gate was quite overgrown, but we got through the undergrowth and bramble and as often happens, found a better route on our way down by going through the field gate at SO 0956 5010 which was nearer to our parking place.  After passing through another footpath gate on the PRoW we turned left uphill, to follow a recently erected fence. At the top we followed a path half right. There are many paths and tracks across the plateau of the hill which is access land. 
MW6PYG (2E0NON) operating from Aberedw Hill GW/MW-022
The summit was reached in around 30 minutes from the car and we set up on the knoll at the trig point, which had the centre hole free for the fishing pole. This was our highest scoring summit of the six activations that day with ten contacts on 2m FM using 30 watts and a vertical dipole. Once again Don G0RQL in Devon was the furthest contact at 153 Km (95m).

Returning to the car we were tailed by a couple of Red Kites, once almost extinct.

I lost count of the number of Red Kites we saw in the Welsh Borders and Mid-Wales that day. This bird is one of my favourite raptors and a pleasure to watch soaring in the sky. We were back at the car just after 4.00pm and after turning around in the farmyard at Blaenmilouchaf (farm) set off on the 30 minute drive to GW/MW-025 The Begwns, our sixth and final summit of the day. 

No comments:

Post a Comment