We went to Wales last weekend, after Mr Uphilldowndale had gallantly dug a route out of the rather localised dump of snow that arrived with us on Friday.
He wanted to take part in the Pipe Dream fell race at Dalgarrog . Here are the pipes, running up there looks more like a nightmare than a dream to me, but fellrunners think differently than the rest, we know that . The pipes are part of a hydro electricity scheme, they were originaly built to supply an aluminium plant*
We took the van and parked up at The Mynydd Climbing Club hut at the head of the Crafnant valley, and enjoyed a very pleasant evening in the company of some of the Pennine Fell Runners.
The next day, Mr Uphilldowndale went out on his bike, I had a nice mooch around with my camera, the club ‘hut’ is the white building on the left.
I found a friendly sheep
I think if you came back a little later in the spring, you’ll find the slopes covered with blue bells.
As ever in Wales, gorgeous lichens and moss
I found some fungi, well I think that’s what they are, I’ve asked a man who knows, I’ll report back.
* The site of the aluminium plant is now home to Surf Snowdonia, the photo is as dull as dishwater
The video is far more exciting (sorry Gerry, you’ll need to go to the library).