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Foel Fenlli NW-051

 

Foel Fenlli, GW/NW-051 - 511m ASL - SJ 164 600 - OS Explorer 265 - 2 SOTA points         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

 

Wednesday 20th February 2019 - Moel Gyw GW/NW-053, Foel Fenlli GW/NW-051, Moel Famau GW/NW-044, Penycloddiau GW/NW-054, Mynydd y Cwm GW/NW-076 & Hope Mountain GW/NW-062

It was a bonus that I’d programmed all the parking spots into the satnav before setting off.  This really helped to minimise the time spent driving between summits on multi-SOTA days.  I was soon parking up at Bwlch Penbarrass and paying the £1.50 parking charge.  I was still feeling a little fatigued, though much brighter than earlier on.  I didn’t fancy the steep slog up the zigzag path and steps to the iron age hillfort, so I followed the Offas’s Dyke Path around to the west of the hill. 

Foel Fenlli        Tom M1EYP

From this point, I used to call it a “secret path” to the summit, but it clearly isn’t a secret anymore.  There’s now a wooden post in the ground that says Offa’s Dyke Path one way, and to the summit another way.  Strangely, the post actually says “Moel Fenlli” on it.  I was soon on summit as my pace continued to improve. It was a bit breezy, but nothing unmanageable.

This time I made seven QSOs in a six minute spell, commencing with a S2S with GW4TQE/P on Allt-y-Main GW/NW-059.  For the descent, I went down the steps to the gate, but then cut left along a narrow but established path back across to the ODP, then back down to the car park.  Sometimes at this point, I get into the car for a sit down for five minutes, but on this occasion I walked straight past it and onto the wide track up to Moel Famau’s summit.

Time

Call

Band

Mode

S2S

09:53z

GW4TQE/P

144MHz

FM

GW/NW-059

09:54z

M6NSV

144MHz

FM

 

09:55z

MW0ISC

144MHz

FM

 

09:57z

M1MLM

144MHz

FM

 

09:58z

2E0OAI

144MHz

FM

 

09:59z

G8MIA

144MHz

FM

 

09:59z

G6LKB

144MHz

FM

 

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