Wednesday, 27 November 2013

25 November 2013 – Bernia Forat

A good turn out on a sunny but very cold morning for this old favourite
It takes about an hour of steady climb to reach the forat, good pace fast enough to warm us up

Going through the forat is the worse part of the walk, but the view the other side makes it well worth while
We always stop here for our banana break.   Lots of space to sit, usually a sun trap and wonderful views of the coast. 
It’s also a good time to strip off a layer of clothing – or even two
And of course yet another opportunity to have a rest and a chat
The path, which used to be quite difficult to find, is now well signed and easy to follow
It’s also quite a good path, not really as difficult as this photo makes it look
This part used to be quite difficult to cross, but a path has now been levelled out 
It is very open on this side of Bernia, and in the summer can be very  hot.   Today though sunny we had a nice cool breeze  ideal for walking. 

We arrive at the abandoned fort  at 1pm, just in time for lunch
The whole area is open to the public and with open shafts you have to watch where you walk.

Monday 2 December
Olta Summit walk.   Meet at the camp site car park at 10am

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