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