NNAS Bronze Training and Assessment 11 & 12 November 2017

The long awaited National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Bronze Training and Assessment course held in Llancarfan finally came round. The day dawned and it was raining and foggy - not really what we wanted for Bronze! But my two ladies were full of enthusiasm, and off we went, through the lanes to Llancarfan Village. It is a lovely little hall, and Llancarfan lends itself well to navigation courses, being nestled in a valley, with lots of footpaths and different features around. We settled in with teas and coffees and biscuits, and got to work. We had lots of different activities which kept the ladies interested - occupied - amused - we could use all of those words - we had great fun! And

The Lake District - Conistonwater, Days 1, 2 and 3, walking days.

Day 1. Monk Coniston, where we were staying, was owned by Beatrix Potter and bequeathed to the National Trust, who still owns it today, and leases it to HF Holidays. On Day 1 of our holiday I was leading the medium group, in Great Langdale. We started off at Old Dungeon Ghyll, walked up Side Pike, onto Lingmoor Fell (not before threading the needle, see picture on the right) and returned via the Cumbria Way. The weather was dull and miserable, with quite strong winds in places. It was quite a little scramble up Side Pike - maybe not of Striding Edge proportions - but a scramble nevertheless. Day 2. This was the "Harder" walk for me.The weather had improved, which is always a bonus, and

The Lake District - Consitonwater, Arrival Day

I Love the Lakes. Which reminds me - I haven't seen any posts on Facebook recently. Must find out why. Of course I follow Max and Paddy and To climb the Wainwright Fells along with most of the Mountain Rescue sites. I love them. But this was an HF Holiday Now, I love HF Holidays. So much so, that I became a leader for them, and I was leading during this week in Coniston. What a fab week we had. Because I live so far away, I had to spend the previous night elsewhere (Monk Coniston was fully booked, there was no room at the Inn!). I was booked into Newlands House in Malhamdale. A fantastic old country house, as most, if not all, of the HF Houses in the UK are. There was no guided w

Marathon Eryri - Snowdonia Marathon 2017

On 28th October 2017 a few thousand people ran the Marathon Eryri - Snowdonia Marathon. Unfortunately I wasn't one of them this year. I'm taking liberties with the photograph above - that was my first marathon, helped along the finishing line by Sabina. I've done the Snowdonia Marathon three times, but because of osteoarthritis in my knee I've had to give up running. This old-age malarkey doesn't come alone! But a few of us went up to support friends who were running. Paula was doing it for the 10th time! We began the weekend - after a couple of false starts for some of us - with a meal in Ty'n y Coed, Capel Curig. Excellent food, good beer, brilliant menu - including gluten free. We


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