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Cracoe Fell NP-032

 

Cracoe Fell, G/NP-032 - 508m ASL - SD 993 588  - OS Explorer OL2 - 2 SOTA points        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Friday 3rd July 2020 - Cracoe Fell G/NP-032, Sharp Haw G/NP-029 & Rombalds Moor G/NP-028

I struggle to think of any July day ever with as bad weather.  It never stopped raining all day in the Dales.  The wind was blowing a gale and it was very cold.  It was more like November.  A horrible day in November at that.  I'd set off driving from Macclesfield very early - around 4.30am local time - so was at the parking spot also very early.

Depressing weather forecast        Depressing confirmation of the weather!

Cracoe Fell G/NP-032 is a favourite circular walk of mine starting and finishing in Rylstone, and going in an anticlockwise direction.  The Cracoe Fell section itself is a satisfyingly long section of (broad) ridge walk - even on a rotter of a day like today.  I just took the handheld, the objectives in this awful weather being simply to qualify the activation (four QSOs), and have at least one of them on 70cm for the SOTA 2020 Challenge flavour.  Both objectives were accomplished.

Summit of Cracoe Fell        Tom M1EYP

After completing the circular route, I drove the short distance to Sharp Haw G/NP-029.

Time

Callsign

Band

Mode

08:17

2E0SNZ

433MHz

FM

08:19

M6FFK

433MHz

FM

08:21

2E0SNZ

433MHz

DV

08:29

M3RDZ

144MHz

FM

08:37

G0BMH

433MHz

FM

08:39

G4MYU

433MHz

FM

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