Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Wales - November 2013 - Day One - Summit Three - Gyrn Moelfre NW-049

A 35 minute drive from NW-049 Allt y Main took us west of Llansilin to a roadside parking place at grid reference SJ179301 north of Fron, where we walked to the summit of Gyrn Moelfre NW-049 

The bridleway has been diverted to a point where it leaves the metalled road and follows a fence uphill.

When I got out of the car I noticed something rusty by the roadside. Geoff recognised the hand tool I picked up as a pair of Dagging Shears, often used for cleaning sheep's behinds. Here they are on my shack wall back at home:

Continuing up the newly established bridleway (not shown on older maps) we reached a gate turning right on to the original line of the bridleway which finishes up at Moeliwrch. When we saw a fence we followed it uphill, climbing one gate. Strictly speaking this was not access land, which was entered when we were within 100m of the trig point of Gyrn Moelfre by climbing a fence. It took us 32 minutes to reach the summit from the car. 

The writer who operated with the callsign GW4OBK/P from Gyrn Moelfre
It wasn't far off sunset when we started operating using 30 watts output from a Yaesu FT-1500M into a vertical dipole. We completed 12 contacts before moving off to activate our 4th and last summit of the day which we knew would be in the dark. We could see the summit, NW-060 Mynydd-y-briw below us, thanks to the prominent Arquiva communications mast on its top: 

GW/NW-060 Mynydd y briw as seen from GW/NW-049  Gyrn Moelfre 3.5 Km away

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