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Y Golfa 2007


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Upon waking up on Thursday 12th April 2007, rather late at nearly 8am (combination of previous day exhaustion and Travelodge black-out curtains), we all agreed to be still fairly full from last night's curry. For breakfast then, we just used some of the stash of Tracker bars, Mars bars, peanut bars and Nutri-grains I had put in rucksacks for mid-walk energy boosts. I rinsed out and refilled the bladders while Jimmy made a brew for his father and himself.

View across the golf course from the summit        Jimmy & Liam in good spirits at the summit

We were away at around 8.15am BST and heading south towards Welshpool. From the town we turned westwards onto the A458 and past our usual parking spot for Y Golfa GW/NW-061. We were going to try the public footpath through Welshpool Golf Course from the higher start point of the clubhouse. But would we be able to park there?

Activating on GW/NW-061        Welshpool Golf Course

As it turned out, this was fine, and the golfers we met along the walk were friendly and helpful, indicating the route - there was a serious lack of waymarks through the course. The views out over the course from the trig point were good, although much beyond was obscured by considerable haze. The sun was just starting to burn all this away when we completed a quick and easy activation at 18 minutes to 11 local time.

Now we headed for Allt y Main GW/NW-059.  Many thanks to the following stations, all worked on 2m FM with 2.5 watts:

M0GIE Royton Phil T, J
2E0HJD Clitheroe Mick T, J
G4JZF Walsall Graham T, J
2W0JPT/M Four Crosses John T, J