Tuesday, 5 March 2013

SOTA - Great Rhos - GW/MW-002

Great Rhos - 660m, 4 points

Association: Wales  Region: Mid Wales  
Latitude: 52 16 1 N, Longitude: 3 12 0 W
Grid Reference: SO 182639, QTH Locator: IO82JG

With a spring day forecast between more rain and cold, I headed for Great Rhos. This is a beautiful walk with fantastic scenery, only made better by the clear sunny and quite warm weather. I parked on the verge by the Mill on the A44 near the village of New Radnor. From here the path follows a river which it crosses by the entrance to the restricted range. It's a long steep ascent over the 3.5 miles or so to the summit.
Warning signs - keep out!
Apart from a few cars I could see within the rstricted area there was no other signs of human activity. Conditions at the summit were perfect, the ground was still frozen solid but the trig point made a convenient pole support and I was soon on the air . 58 QSOs and 17 DXCC followed. The descent was more of the same in reverse, taking about an hour to return to the car. A good day out, fantastic views, beautiful weather and 7 points! Highly recommended.

Ground still frozen solid

The summit in a blue cloudless sky.

Start of a  long ascent

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