Sunday, 11 June 2017

10th June 2017. GW/NW-015 SOTA Activation visit.

GW/NW-015 10th June 2017.
Grid SH 837194 . Altitude 779M.

Today's trip was going to be Glasgwm a 6 point summit near Dinas Mawddwy North Wales. We set off at 08:15 a.m. and made our way down the A5 from Telford and then followed the A483 towards Welshpool then A458 towards Dinas our final destination. All was going fairly well except most of the journey it had been raining. We arrived 10:20 a.m. found the car park at grid SH 85247 18848.
There is a portaloo behind a wall at the far end of the car park, after a quick visit we were ready to start our walk which we thought 1 1/2 to 2 hours, we headed south back down the road which we had just driven up to grid SH 85353 18466 were we followed the track towards the house Gesail as mentioned by (M0DFA). This is were our problems started as there is a small ford to cross, did I say small lol well maybe normally it might be small.

As seen from the video link below today after what looks like maybe 3 or 4 days of rain the ford was not really cross able on foot. We walked up and down as far as we could and could not find any safe passing spots.
We had no mobile phone signal so I could not warn anyone and could not cancel my SOTA Alert, so I am sorry to anyone that was waiting to make contact, Jamie and myself liked the look of the hill, so we will be returning in the next 3 or 4 weeks fingers crossed.

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