Thursday, 1 January 2009

A New Year's Day walk up Foel Goch

Thursday 1st January 2009 

A cold, crisp afternoon hill-walk to start the New Year 

Distance: 9km; Ascent: 320m; Bright and sunny, but cold; with Lynsey

It was forecast to be a lovely sunny day, so Lynsey and I decided to go out for a short hill walk to celebrate the New Year.  Foel Goch in the northern Arenigs looked to be a good option and this is where we headed.  We set off walking along a narrow lane at around half-past midday heading for the open hills.

On the summit of Foel Goch
It was cold and crisp, but sunny as we followed the footpath up into Cwm Da and onwards to reach the fence along the ridge.  Following this fence westwards, we reached the trigpoint on the summit of Foel Goch (Marilyn, Nuttall) at around 2:15pm.  There were excellent views from up here today!  Unfortunately my camera was broken (therefore the 4 photos in this post have been kindly supplied by Lynsey!)

Heading west from Foel Goch
New Year's Day sun
We headed west for around a kilometre before descending to the south and walking back to the car after a very good afternoon walk.

 View from west of Foel Goch
Written up in September 2013 from memories and photos


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