Uncle Roddus Tramping diary: Tramp no.4
Woolshed Hill/Savannah range/Hawarden valley (Date Unknown)
Most properly my first tramp as a member of the CTC, I don't have a date for this tramp or the one I did next either and as I didn't get out too much back then, Tramp No.6 wasn't untill August 2002, this tramp could have been any time from early 2001 to first quarter 2002.
A clear day with little wind and few clouds was presented us as 15 of us left Hawarden shelter car park at 10AM and preceded to make the steep climb through Beech forest and up onto Woolshed Hill. Had lunch and discussed how far along the Savannah range we would travel before dropping back down into the Hawarden valley. It was decided to see if we could get all the way to the point above East Hawarden river and bush bash down the prominent ridge into the valley and back out. Two of the party turned back as we kept heading along the tops and several times I thought I had bitten off more than I could chew,but I struggled along and kept up with the leaders and according to my diary had a very enjoyable if exhausting trip.We made the cars around 7PM so it was defiantly summer. Woolshed Hill and The Hawarden Valley are in the same vicinity as Mt Binser from Tramp no.2. No photos.