Sunday, 13 May 2012

GW/SW 012

GW/SW 012   12/05/12. - Coity Mountain

Height  581M / 1905ft
Grid reference   SO 231080

We arrived at our start point to the south west of the summit, just above Cwmtillery Reservoir and found a lovely spot to park with room for 4 or 5 cars at SO 224 075 (422 M ASL )

Just Phil (MW0PJJ) and myself Mal (GW6OVD) on this occasion.

The approach road is a little narrow and rough but passable with care.
After taking a few minutes to take in the breathtaking views and take a few photos, we decided to follow the general direction of the stream up through the cutting towards the summit. 

It was a fairly steep in places and there is no obvious path, so we just followed the sheep paths where we could. 

The ground was fairly firm but the scrub made it hard going.

It became easier by the time we got within a few hundred meters of the summit but the ground suddenly became very boggy.

The top of the mountain is large and flat with no obvious summit so we found a nice spot to set up using our GPS as a guide.

After a couple of contacts with club members back in the Aberdare Valley ( around 20 miles away) it soon became quite busy and contacts were made with many stations including a couple of “Windmills On The Air” special event stations in the Midlands.

Many thanks to all the stations who helped with our activation of GW/SW 012 and made this a very enjoyable day for Phil and myself.

Route taken to summit



Contacts made with the following