Crags (and caves) 2010
Penallta and the Mendips. 'Cos they're related, mkay? It's not just that I didn't have enough pictures for separate galleries or anything...
- Penallta crags at Ystrad Mynach.
- Trees in the crag.
- Escher's Relativity.
- Escaping the gravity well.
- Climbing the upper stage of the crag.
- Above the crags.
- View over Ystrad Mynach.
- Arson. That word sounds very close to a descriptive word for the subhumans that start the fires.
- One of the worst aspects of the valleys (a place that was home for me, so I have a right to judge); the valleys loser attitude that deems it OK to smash glass all over the crags. Especially unpleasant when reaching the top of a climb.
- On the far side of the Severn, at The Pinnacles in Cheddar Gorge, the tallest gorge single cliffs in the UK at 137 metres.
- The stream sink feeding St. Cuthbert's Swallet, near Priddy, on the top of the Mendip Hills.
- The lower end of The Minneries, the old mining valley containing St. Cuthbert's Swallet.
- Reeds in The Minneries.
- One of the pools that fed the works.
- Remains of the mining buildings. There are a few low walls, and slots for water wheels, but the main buildings were almost completely destroyed.
- Rock Of Ages in Burrington Combe, the inspiration for the popular hymn, used as a shelter from a storm.
- Semi-wild goats instroduced to keep the undergrowth in check in the gorge.