Saturday 7th March 2020 - 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, Great Orme GW/NW-070, The Cloud G/SP-015 & Gun G/SP-013
Despite my ridiculously long and energetic day - four SOTA activations, a full day's teaching and a football match - on the Friday, I pressed ahead with my plans for an eight activation bonanza on the Saturday. This wouldn't match my record, set the previous Sunday, of eleven SOTA activations in a day, but would still be my equal third highest! The satnav was programmed up the night before with all the parking spot waypoints, so after my 5am get-up, I could just jump in the car and get cracking.
As usual for Moel Gyw, I parked at the Clywd Gate Motel and followed the Offas's Dyke Path down the track opposite. The ODP route then passes into a field and a short grassy uphill slog. When the path reaches a broad saddle, it is left as you almost double-back on yourself to strike for the summit. Unsurprisingly, I was completely alone up there at this early hour, and the first activation of the day was in the bag before 8am. Gary M0XGS was there again to provide the all-important DV contact. Next as I progressed north up the Clywdians, was Foel Fenlli GW/NW-051.