Black Darren – a quick post   6 comments

Just a few photos from a short trip up Black Darren and the main Black Mountains ridge back in October.

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

It’s one of the closest access points to the mountains at home – less than 30 minutes drive – so I walk this route a lot

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

You can read more details in my post from a couple of years back here

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

This year I did it in reverse. The route highlighted by the steep scramble up the nose of the landslip, a fried breakfast on top of the ridge, low cloud filling the valleys and a navigational error. I headed down far to early from the ridge and ended up descending very steep grassy slopes and deep untracked bracken. Very bad for the knees

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

black mountains, black darren, olchon valley, loxidge tump, hatterall hill

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6 responses to “Black Darren – a quick post

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  1. Honestly, we go away for a few days, and you go mad posting stuff! Grand photos 🙂

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    • Still desperately trying to catch up. I have a dream that one day I will write a blog post about a walk or trip I did the same day! I reckon I’m still about 10 posts behind

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  2. Looks like another fine trip. Fried breakfast on the route – now there’s an idea! Did you use the jetboil or have you treated yourself to another stove?

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    beatingthebounds

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