10 of us arrived at a rather damp High Vinalls car park to find 9 pools in Mortimer Forest.
So off we went - in the rain - down Mary Knoll valley to Tad Pool and then Kingfisher Pool (no Kingfisher!).
Fence pool quickly followed then School Pool and along the road to Black Pool.
As we started the climb back up into Mortimer Forest the drizzle became more persistent and by the time we arrived at Dry Pool for our coffee break it was raining steadily. By this time Mike was totally confused as to how many pools we'd viewed.
A damp walking group taking coffee at Dry Pool
photo courtesy Ian H-C
Eventually we reached the top of the walk where I mistakenly took the wrong path trying to find another pool to add to our overall total. My effort seemed to have failed and yet somehow we were on the right track all the time and suddenly came across yet another unknown pool - Bonus Pool.
A quick walk through the forest and back to the car took our total distance to 7.2 miles, in the wet. 10 pools and 10 walkers! Great company and on a sunny day it would have been even better.