I set off along Madeira Walk and across the Cwmdale road, through the fields to All Stretton, then started up the Batch (as we'd done on Tuesday on the club run). Here's the view as you drop into the Batch:
Instead of turning into Jonathan's Hollow I continued on directly up the main valley. There are sketchy paths up either side of the stream most of the way: it's runnable, but not as easy running as many of the Batches and Hollows on the Mynd.
|Phone camera fighting with the contrast. Should have sun-screened up given all that sun!|
I continued in reverse along the line of my Gill Harris round to Wild Moor and the Shooting Box, then headed up to Pole Bank.
|Forced underexposure but hopefully you can see Cader Idris faintly on the skyline|
|Strangely still sunny when I woke up!|
Callow looked nice but I was really in need of water so I went straight down without diverting via the summit.
|Callow from the side of Grindle.|
|Looking back down the valley between Ashlet (L) and Yearlet (R)|
|Church Stretton and Caer Caradoc from the Ashlet-Yearlet col|
Stats for today: 11.2 miles; around 2,400' of climbing; running time about 2 hours 27 minutes.