Friday, 6 July 2012

JKHS Gold Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying Expedition; July 2nd to 6th 2012

56 miles across mid-Wales from the border at Womaston (near Kington) to Devil's Bridge. Quite a dramatic adventure this year! The weather was pretty dreadful with cloud and rain every day except Thursday, which was a welcome respite. One of the group had to drop out on Wednesday morning after an insect bite on Tuesday triggered a severe reaction to the grass in the meadows crossed north of Llandrindod Wells. The group opted to sleep rough in the barn at Rhiwnant on Wednesday night. Two members of the group were struggling to make progress after descending to Cwmystwyth as the weather closed in on Friday morning.

Davey Morgan's Dingle (Radnor Forest) was the campsite on Monday night:

The sun comes out as the group leave Rhiwnant on Thursday morning:

The impressive Claerwen dam on Thursday morning:

Llyn Gynon and the wilderness between Strata Florida and Claerwen on Thursday afternoon:

The group arrive at Claerddu for the final night on Thursday:

The weather closes in again as the group head for Cwmystwyth on Friday morning:

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