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.
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
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.