Walk 117A (#36) [6.8 miles] - Beguildy & Black Mountain

OS216 OS137 garmin

The forecast was good and so 4 of us took the opportunity to check out a walk from Beguildy.

We drove up quite high heading towards Beacon Hill which bode rather well for a relatively easy walk over Black Mountain. We set off with Beryl leading and we were soon heading south with a misty Beacon Hill to our left as we headed towards Warren Bank. There was quite a bit of wind once we got a bit higher, but fortunately, with the sun starting to make its presence felt we were quite comfortable, nevertheless, we found a spot out of the wind for our coffee break just after crossing Warren Brook.

Coffee break just above Warren Brook

Ponies giving us the once over

We then made a long gentle and at times rather muddy climb up the side of Black Mountain pausing to chat to a handful of ponies, now showing their winter coat (do they know something we don't know?) before turning right and heading along the southern flank of Black Mountain. as we approached the minor road we turned north and started to look for a spot for lunch.

Heading along the southern flank of Black Mountain

A sheltered spot for our lunch break looking east towards Warren Hill

Our final leg took us on a minor diversion to add a bit more distance to this lovely walk and we eventually arrived back at the car after 6.8 miles of really good walking. Thanks to Mike and Beryl for taking us along.


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