Friday, 25 October 2013

Wales & Borders - October 2013 Trip - Day Three: 3. Heath Mynd WB-007

The shortest route up to the summit of Heath Mynd is very straightforward
A 40 minute drive from the mid-Wales summit of Caeliber Isaf (MW-031) brought us to the minor (mostly) metalled road which borders the south west side of Heath Mynd which is completely access land. This was my penultimate Welsh Borders summit - my last one was to follow later in the afternoon when we climbed Caer Caradoc.

Corndon Hill MW-013 on the other side of the Welsh Border - pictured on our ascent of Heath Mynd

We parked on the grass triangle with the information board at SO 329938 and walked the track going NNE to then turn and approach the summit from the north (25 mins to summit). My GPX track can be downloaded from the SOTA Mapping Project Website . We had a great view of Corndon Hill from the top of Heath Mynd. We set up our station by the trig point in a dry stone shelter amongst the heather. 13 contacts were completed on 2m FM with the usual Yaesu FT-1500M supplying 30 watts RF output to the dipole.

Settled in the comfortable shelter on Heath Mynd Phil G4OBK left Geoff M6PYG (2E0NON) right
The weather was still fine when we left the summit at 1.00pm but you could see that rain was not far away. The road surface improved as we departed the parking place to the south to rejoin the A488 at Pitcholds on our way to Church Stretton and Caer Caradoc. 

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