Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Friday, 22 November 2013

Autumn in Timperley

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Just to confirm I’m alive and well.

Darryl at the fish shop in Sale insisted that I publish this photo, taken today from the Bridgewater Canal towpath between Brooklands and Sale…

Reports on recent walks will follow in due course when various more urgent jobs have been completed.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday 17 November 2013 - Moel-y-gest (again)

Today's continuing fair weather allowed Sue and me, and our guests R&J, to be joined by our 'fair weather walker' landlord for a clockwise circuit involving Moel-y-gest and Tremadog. Whilst low cloud and rain was visible all around us, Dave's assertion that it wouldn't rain remained sound!

From its eastern end, the kilometre long ridge of Moel-y-gest stretches towards Criccieth (pictured). A pack of hounds was eagerly searching the hill for a pre-prepared scent, tails wagging furiously despite their seemingly futile efforts. 

A car on Black Rock Beach seemed to be chasing the tide, and ravens chuckled at us from a rocky prominence. Shafts of yellow light illuminated the sea beyond Harlech, and the day was much clearer than of late, with views below the low cloud all the way to the Pembroke coastline. 

It's a rocky, slightly scrambly ridge, particularly slippery today, so the others retraced by a lower route before we all descended by the northern slopes.

We managed to locate a path missed on Monday, and returned on an easy route with lots of bird life, via Tremadog and the harbour's inner pond.

This final stroll of the trip covered about 12 km, with 300 metres ascent, in around 4 hours.

Then we had a pot of tea and went home. Others have to go to work; I have to deal with some book orders. 

A summary and slide show may follow.