Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Monday 27 November 2023

Sunday 26 November 2023 - Leith Hill

This morning turned out to be cold and grey under a leaden sky. All 13 of us, after another luxurious breakfast (we are 'stuffed' after last night's huge quantities of food), made our way to a car park at Friday Street.

From here, it's an easy walk to the summit of Leith Hill, first passing a pond (above) on which the only splash of colour was provided by a couple of Mandarin ducks. 

The gentle ascent could be described as 'a leafy trudge'. Not unpleasant, and very chatty.

We spent some time at the tower, where a café was active as a honeypot for walkers and cyclists. 

We managed fine with our fresh flasks and another helping of Sue's tasty Nanaimo cake.

Onwards from here, Robin, Jenny and Jess soon took a short cut back to the car park as they had long drives ahead of them.

The rest of us continued along pleasant forest paths, before encountering a surprisingly steep hill.

Then it was a gentle descent back to the pond and thence the car park, for lunch and goodbyes before we all headed to our respective next destinations. 

Here's our 11km route. What a pleasant morning, and an excellent weekend. Thanks to Mike for organising it.


Sir Hugh said...

That brought back memories of a mammoth day of hill bagging and driving during my England Marilyns campaign - 23rd April 2013:

Sir Hugh said...

Unfortunately Blogger seems to delete historical photos on blog posts that were initiated when on the hoof, away from home, using iPhone or iPad. I know of no way of getting them back.

Phreerunner said...

I've not come across that problem, Conrad, but I know the links to my Picasa slideshows don't work any more. The slideshows are still there, in Google Photos, and I have to go in and replace the link when I find this problem. Replacing your individual photos would be more time consuming but quite easy by way of editing your original posting, so long as you know where you've filed the original pictures.