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Aran Fawddwy NW-007

 

Aran Fawddwy, GW/NW-007 - 905m ASL - SH 862 223 - OS Explorer OL23 - 8 SOTA points         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Monday 3rd June 2019 - Glasgwm GW/NW-015 & Aran Fawddwy GW/NW-007

Boardwalks in the saddle between Glasgwm and Aran Fawddwy        Beginning the climb to Fawddwy

Great traverse between the two summits        Lunch stop

From Glasgwm GW/NW-015, it looked a long and arduous walk, but in fact it was good going and most enjoyable.  On Aran Fawddry we again qualified with our handhelds, and both made S2S with John G4YSS operating GX0OOO/P on Stony Cove Pike G/LD-018.

Final approach        Summit in sight

The trig point        Tom M1EYP

The descent route completed a circular walk - and was spectacular.  After a briefly narrow ridge, the views opened out over a remarkable glacial valley and Jimmy was very busy taking photographs. 

Jimmy M0HGY        View from the summit

Views as we commenced the descent route        Memorial cairn

It really was a great walk, a classic route.  Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Stunning glacial valley        Another angle down the valley

Stunning views in all directions        Slightly 'airy' descent path!

We went out for dinner in a local pub - great!  We didnít forget Late Night Liam on Canalside Radio 102.8 FM that night, from around 2215 BST.  We listened using the online stream.  The next activation on our trip would be Bryn Amlwg GW/MW-015.

Near the end of the walk        Circuit complete!

One of the pubs was doing it's weekly "burger night".  This turned out to be superb, and included several sides and extra toppings that had to be chosen - like king prawns, spicy chicken wings, ribs, onion rigs, bacon, black pudding etc.  Just the job for two hungry walkers!

Good numbers clocked up on the Fitbit!      Burger night!

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

Op

14:05z

G7AMD

144MHz

FM

 

MW0HGY/P

14:10z

GW4VPX

144MHz

FM

 

MW1EYP/P, MW0HGY/P

14:11z

MW0OFA

144MHz

FM

 

MW1EYP/P, MW0HGY/P

14:12z

G0NAJ

144MHz

FM

 

MW1EYP/P, MW0HGY/P

14:15z

GX0OOO/P

144MHz

FM

G/LD-018

MW1EYP/P, MW0HGY/P