Monday Walk Puncheston 26th August ’13

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    Hi all- 25 intrepid souls signed in for this “rescheduled” Bank Holiday walk after the previous walk at this venue on 27th May suffered from monsoon rain storms and with atrocious conditions underfoot .
    Today’s  walk was fortunately undertaken in bright sunny conditions, verging on humid at 20 deg C – what a difference!!!.

    Prior to departing on the walk a one minute silence was held as a memory of David Jones who passed away on the 16th August and who, with his wife Pat, were regular Monday walkers until quite recently.

    After the normal routine of placing lunch orders at the Drovers Arms the group set off on a dragging tarmaced road climb of approx. 1.9 miles up towards Mynydd Cilciffeth.
    Two of the walkers chose to drive to the summit car park and thus avoiding the climb since had previous experience of the leaders description of a “modest” climb as being somewhat strenuous!!!.
    Departing from the sealed surfaces the group passed under the peak of the hill over a broken walk surface towards Mynydd Tre-Newydd before descending down along a variable structure terrain back to Puncheston.
    The humid conditions caused an increasing haze which obscured some of the spectacular views at the end of the 4.75 mile walk.
    An enjoyable lunch was taken at the Drovers Arms and a vote of appreciation was proposed by Helen Lewis-John as Group Leader to Brian Griffiths as walk leader which was warmly supported by the attendees.
    The group then scattered to the four corners of the compass from Puncheston to try and find their way home. Ha Ha
    Attach a few photos for you where particular note should be taken of photo 4 where the author was uniquely, and probably never to be repeated!!, at the head of the walking group.
    I will let the fellow walkers explain the scenario!!
    Take care……….

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