Sunday 25th July 2021 - Hay Bluff
Meet at the Abbey, at 8.15.
Car sharing is now an option but not obligatory. If you wish to go directly to the walk start, please advise the walk leader and confirm, by text, on the day of the walk, that you will be attending. The text message will be acknowledged, if it is received before we set off from the Abbey.
Walk Distance: 13 miles
Total Ascent: 2888’
Walk start tme : approx’ 10.15
Starting Point: The free car park at the northern end of Gospel Pass (east/left hand side). This is on the road to Capel-y-ffin and very shortly after going over the highest point in the gap between Hay Bluff and Lord Hereford’s Knob.
Grid Reference: SO 23608 35063
Post code (not precise enough to take you to the starting point): HR3 5RJ
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The car park isn’t very big, so car sharing is likely to be necessary, although alternative parking is available, nearby.
No toilet facilities at the start, or during the walk. The journey time allows for comfort stops, en-route
The route starts with a climb up to Lord Hereford’s Knob, from where we travel SW, following the path along the top of the escarpment, before turning to visit Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, where there will be the option of taking a short walk, to cross and return along the top of the dam. Alternatively, there is the option of resting your feet.
We will then make our way to Capel-y-ffin, as directly as is practical, before climbing to the Offa’s Dyke Path, which we will use to make our way to Hay Bluff, from where we will return to the starting point.
As you might expect, the walk is hilly, with some stretches of fairly steep climbing. The path down to Capel-y-ffin needs to be taken with care but it’s not especially difficult, just  over used.
There are plenty of views, to be had and weather permitting the route should provide fun for all Hillwalkers. No scrambling required and very few stiles.
Leader: David Jakeman
Contact details:
07824 54234