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Cairnwell Ring Cairn / Image by drewbhoy

Cheers Carol, they certainly did do a lovely job at Cairnwell. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16 Dec 17ce

Craighead / Image by drewbhoy

Cheers Costa (I used to do a lot of work at nearby oil companies) and Carol (plenty more snow north of Aberdeen) :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16 Dec 17ce

Cairnwell Ring Cairn / Image by drewbhoy

Cheers Tjj, I'm sure plenty more will appear. Hope you are doing well down there :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
16 Dec 17ce

Cairnwell Ring Cairn / Image by drewbhoy

A wonderful wintry collection of photos Drew. Really enjoyed looking at them, thank you for posting them. tjj Posted by tjj
16 Dec 17ce

Cairnwell Ring Cairn / Image by drewbhoy

Oh Drew these are beautiful foties for sure. Posted by carol27
15 Dec 17ce

Craighead / Image by drewbhoy

Isn't that splendid. Only a smattering of snow here .Great skies though x Posted by carol27
15 Dec 17ce

Craighead / Image by drewbhoy

Nice to see the weather didn't put you off. Lovely big blue sky, I'm sure it was pretty nippy out there. Aberdeenshire is such a wonderful place, would love to go in the winter (to visit that is, worked through the winter there testing oil pipes do not want to do that part of it again though) Posted by costaexpress
15 Dec 17ce

Craighead / Image by drewbhoy

A stone circle on top of a hill, always a fine sight/site. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15 Dec 17ce

Cairnwell Ring Cairn / Image by drewbhoy

Cheers SC, a good example of restoration. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15 Dec 17ce

Craighead / Image by drewbhoy

Wonderful. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15 Dec 17ce

Cairnwell Ring Cairn / Image by drewbhoy

Lovely set of pics. This looks great. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15 Dec 17ce

Maen Llia / Image by thesweetcheat

That's the one, in its mossy coat. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
15 Dec 17ce

Moel y Garnedd, Gwastadros / Folklore by GLADMAN

Went paddling in Bala lake last year - it was cold! :) Posted by CARL
14 Dec 17ce

Maen Llia / Image by thesweetcheat

This is the stone that goes to the river to have a drink is it? It's beautiful. Posted by carol27
13 Dec 17ce

Maen Llia / Image by thesweetcheat

Thank you, it really is a lovely place. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
13 Dec 17ce

Maen Llia / Image by thesweetcheat

Beautiful light, beautiful place. Nice one SC! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13 Dec 17ce

Fan Nedd (Northern summit) / Image by thesweetcheat

Definitely. I'm not good at turning back though. It's just as well I don't climb proper mountains! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12 Dec 17ce

Fan Nedd (Northern summit) / Image by thesweetcheat

Yeah, those tipping point moments where you hope what lies ahead makes going on worthwhile. ryaner Posted by ryaner
11 Dec 17ce

Fan Nedd (Northern summit) / Image by thesweetcheat

To be honest it wasn't intentional and halfway up the second climb I was cursing my decision to go on, but by then it was just as far to go back. It's a dangerously stupid habit really :/ thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11 Dec 17ce

Fan Nedd (Northern summit) / Image by thesweetcheat

13.5 miles is some commitment. I haven’t done that in a week for ages, never mind a day. ryaner Posted by ryaner
11 Dec 17ce

Fan Nedd (Northern summit) / Image by thesweetcheat

Yeah. Good effort, that. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10 Dec 17ce

Moel y Garnedd, Gwastadros / Folklore by GLADMAN

Played on nicely in Susan Cooper's "The Grey King", where the playing of a harp (itself taken from a secret chamber accessed from Craig yr Aderyn) awakes the twelve Sleepers to come and fight for the Light. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Dec 17ce

Fan Nedd (Northern summit) / Image by thesweetcheat

Out of curiousity I've just worked out the mileage and discovered it was about 13.5 miles, which probably explains why I was so tired by the end of it. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Dec 17ce

Fan Nedd (Northern summit) / Image by thesweetcheat

Thank you, it was a bit hit and miss with the cloud-cover but there was the odd break like this.

Basically a link between two main bus routes. Started at Craig-y-Nos, followed Beacons Way to Penwyllt, then up the tram track to Fan Gyhirych, down to Bwlch y Duwynt, up Fan Nedd to this cairn, down to Maen Llia, then angled sort of NE for a long and shallow ascent of the ridge to Fan Dringarth (the planned ascent of Fan Llia was precluded by my knackered unfitness and also the time), then Beacons Way round Gleisiad to Storey Arms, which was horrible underfoot on that bit, especially as it was getting dark. Made me realise I'm out of practice!
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Dec 17ce

Fan Nedd (Northern summit) / Image by thesweetcheat

That's nice... out of interest what were your logistics for this walk? GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10 Dec 17ce
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