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May Hill WB-019

 

May Hill, G/WB-019 - 296m ASL - SO 695 212 - OS Explorer OL14 - 1 SOTA point        Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

Sunday 25th August 2019 - Wentwood GW/SW-033, Ruardean Hill G/WB-021 & May Hill G/WB-019

Gig:  You, Me & The Dancefloor

Venues:  The Old Bank, Keynsham & Old Sodbury Village Hall

From Ruardean Hill G/WB-021, it was another short drive.  It was 13 years since I'd last activated May Hill, and when I got to the parking spot, it took me a while to figure out which of the four paths leading off would be the correct one to take me to the summit.  Anyway, I went for the most obvious/likely looking one, and this was correct!

May Hill        Tom M1EYP

The "ascent" was far shorter and easier than I'd remembered it and I was on the summit in no time.  I walked through the wood to where there is a bit of take-off to the north, and tried my luck on the 2m FM handheld.  Easy peasy - four QSOs in the space of six minutes - job done. 

Summit of May Hill        Commemorative plaque in the small wood on the summit

The descent required me to pass close to some very impressive - but thankfully docile-looking cattle, who had moved over and were grazing right on the public footpath.  No problems.

Lovely viewpoint at the summit of May Hill        Lovely cattle met on the descent!

I got on the roads north for home and contacted Jimmy M0HGY with my ETA.  The journey home was most entertaining as I listened to Ben Stokes heroics in the Ashes test match cricket on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra DAB station.  After getting home, the lads and I wandered up to the Pack Horse pub for a burger supper and a few beers.  Most pleasant, especially when I met my cousing Mark and his lad Liam.  The five of us all had a good chinwag in the beer garden as it started to go dark and this very hot summers day.

Time

Call

Band

Mode

11:52z

M0JLA

144MHz

FM

11:55z

G0LGS

144MHz

FM

11:57z

2E0MDJ

144MHz

FM

11:58z

2E0LRV

144MHz

FM

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