Hay Bluff & Black Hill

DATE : 21st - 22nd June 2005









View from the Gospel Pass at the start


Close up of the distant Malvern Hills


Crib y Garth juts out to the south east


The route across Black Hill is also part of the Offa's Dyke long distance path


The highest summit of the Black Mountains , Waun Fach


The Olchen Valley seperating Black Hill & Crib y Garth


The slopes of Crib y Garth


Chapel y Ffin & Darren Lwyd


Back at Hay Bluff trig point the sun is very low in the sky


Twmpa from Hay Bluff


The low sun turns the northern slopes of Hay Bluff a golden colour


View to Cusop Hill


The day finishes with an impressive sunset


The tent pitched in one of the many flat sunken patches on Hay Bluff's plateaux


In the morning there is some low cloud sitting above the Wye valley


There's plenty of cloud around the Pen-y-Fan range too


The sun is rising in the east


Great Rhos hill causes the cloud to swell up and over it


Slowly but surely the cloud creeps it's way towards the Black Mountains


Another view of the cloud over the Wye valley


The cloud has now cast the Wye valley in shade


Another view over to Pen-y-Fan


Hay Bluff's trig point


The mass of cloud is closing in fast now


The cloud reaches Twmpa


The views we had earlier are about to be obliterated


The sheep is more concerned about the mad photographer though


The cloud moves through the Gospel Pass taken from the Chapel y Ffin Youth Hostel