Black Mountains (March 2019)

Saturday 30th March 2019

This would be my first Black Mountains walk of the year, having previous done a shorter route in a similar area with my friend Dave, back in December.

Everything was planned for a great sixteen-miles in these brilliant mountains. My bag was packed. Lunch prepared. As I bent down to put my shoes on and, before I could even tie my laces, something ‘went’ in my lower back.

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Black Mountains Hike – May 2018

Saturday 5th May 2018

My Bank Holiday weekend had begun! This was to be the first of two major outings over the course of three days. I’d not been across to the Welsh mountains since a very wet day in January. For this weekend, the forecast promised undisturbed sunshine.

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Sugar Loaf (Part 2)

Saturday 29th April 2017

Beyond the halfway point in my first exploration of Sugar Loaf mountain hill, I’d reached the hamlet of Llangenny and was looking for a place to stop for lunch.

I’d hoped to stop somewhere near to Millbrook Bridge, beneath this towering old tree. But there were already a couple of people paddling in the river beneath me and I was craving something more in the way of solitude.

Following the river, I would continue.

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