Wednesday, 11 May 2011

#27.Pistyll Rhaeadr.29-4-11.

Today the whole country was given a day off work to celebrate the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton but did we want to watch it on the television or go for a walk with friend's ?,you got it,me and Julie met 19 other people to have a walk in the Berwyn mountain's.We had arranged for Micky and Sue to stop with us on the friday night to save them the long drive back to Derby,ok it was so they could have a drink around Wrexham,so they arrived at said time of 07.30 and we had bacon butties and mug's of tea ready for them.Fed and watered we set off on the short drive to Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant to meet the other's.Suited and booted we set off at 09.20 on a lovely sunny morning from Tan-y-Pistyll and took the track to the right of Nant y Llyn.I stopped to get a few shot's of the group and noticed that we were quite spread out so i waited for the walker's who were at the back,Julie was with a new walking forum member,Donna from Southend,and Julie commented that she was struggling so i stayed back with them.It transpires that Donna hadn't done any walking of this sort and was badly out of breadth and soon developed cramp in one leg.We had numerous stop's so she could recover but the other's just kept pressing on ahead.By the time we had reached the boggy section where you have to cross a stream Donna had cramp in both leg's.I asked her if she wanted to go back down but after a rest she said she would try to make it to Llyn Lluncaws.A couple of the women waited for us and walked to the lake with us.When we got there we had another break but the other's in the group were half way up the ridge.It was very cold and windy at this spot and there was a little mist on the summit's so after making sure she was fed and watered i again asked if she wanted to go back down or if she wanted to climb about 100 metres up the ridge and then cut across under Moel Sych for a visit to the top of the waterfall,she decided on the latter so me,Julie and Sue decided to take Donna down whilst the other's carried on the bag the 3 Nuttall's a short distance away.We located the fence and walked down to the top of the fall's and took some photo's and then walked down to the cafe to wait for the other's before we drove down to the Wynnstay Hotel in the village for a few pint's.Donna was apologetic for cutting the walk short and said she didn't realise how hard it was going to be.We walked 3.5 mile with 1,600 feet of ascent.

MILEAGE        184.5
ASCENT           66,050
TOPS                58.

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