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#62880 - 19/09/11 10:49 AM Re: Offas Dyke Pt.1 [Re: Calluna]
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Registered: 09/01/09
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Loc: Wirral
Got back home on Friday, pt.1 successfully completed.
It was very windy on the Monday(scarily so) when I started from Sedbury Cliffs, but apart from a few showers on the Tuesday morning the weather was beautiful from then on - in fact a bit too warm on the Wednesday!
Didn't see any fellow path walkers until day 3 coming the opposite way, then met a couple of blokes camping the route in same direction up on Hay ridge walk.
Enjoyed it so far, but miss the company you get on the C2C - found it a bit scary walking through lots of woodland paths in high winds on my own.......the creaking of the trees, some of them had come down, and too many strange noises for a girly on her own!

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#62887 - 19/09/11 03:27 PM Re: Offas Dyke Pt.1 [Re: Calluna]
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Well done. Part 2 is even better.
Are all the stiles still there or have they been mostly replaced by gates?
Dave.

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#62889 - 19/09/11 03:52 PM Re: Offas Dyke Pt.1 [Re: Slogger]
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Dave - pretty much all gates now, which was a lot easier! I bet North Wales will be mostly stiles though judging by walks I have done there before.

Highlights of the walk for me where staying at St.Briavels YH, very atmospheric, and the picnic lunch I had in the grounds of White Castle on a most beautiful sunny September day. Best B&B was Lancaster Arms, very friendly and wonderful bottled real ale. Disapointed with B&B in Hay, lovely and clean and nice room - but felt like it was a 'get em in and get em out' sort of place.

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#62890 - 19/09/11 04:34 PM Re: Offas Dyke Pt.1 [Re: Calluna]
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Oh, and the ridge walk from Pandy to Hay was amaaaazing cool

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#62897 - 20/09/11 11:28 PM Re: Offas Dyke Pt.1 [Re: Calluna]
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Registered: 18/01/05
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Loc: Cotati, CA, USA
Yes, I loved that ridge walk also (four years ago).

I was in Snowdonia on 8,9,10 and 11 of Sept and the winds were fierce on the tops with rain and sleet at times. The weather apparently backed off after that so you were lucky in your timing. It could have been worse. Good luck in North Wales.

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#62929 - 23/09/11 09:43 AM Re: Offas Dyke Pt.1 [Re: Gregg]
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Thanks Gregg - was indeed lucky with weather in the end, I didn't pack any short-sleeved tops after seeing the forecast and really wished I had on the Wednesday! - at least I did have my suncream smile

Sorry that you had such pants weather in Snowdonia, do any interesting walks?

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#63261 - 23/10/11 06:09 PM Re: Offas Dyke Pt.1 [Re: Calluna]
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Calluna, I did manage to have a nice if wet walk up Snowdonia, but now views on top being all socked in.
Caider Idris was a beautiful walk and relatively dry but I didn't finish the loop, turned back down because of 5% visibility on top.

Tryfan and the Glyders turned out to be the "interesting" one. Rain, sleet, fog and fierce wind. No one could get up on Tryfan. On the Glyders, I met four other walkers who were lost. Conditions dictated getting down as soon as possible so, with my compass (they had none), we made it down with no little trepidation. Quite an interesting experience. Hopefully, I'll be able to visit Snowdonia again with more agreeable weather.

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#63263 - 24/10/11 01:38 PM Re: Offas Dyke Pt.1 [Re: Gregg]
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Gregg,
One question - Are you ever at home?
Dave.

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#63269 - 24/10/11 09:34 PM Re: Offas Dyke Pt.1 [Re: Slogger]
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Ahh, Dave, the benefits of being retired. I'll have to admit, this year has seen more traveling than normal for me.

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