Hope Mountain

by Richard on August 25, 2008

from Hope Mountain

The weather being pleasant, and the Hall family needing some more time off from unpacking (yes, we’re *still* at it), we decided to have a walk up Hope Mountain which sits very handily on our doorstep.

It’s only just a mountain, a shade over 1000ft high, but as you can see the view as you approach the summit is very pretty. I’d been told that on a clear day you can see the Liverpool Cathedrals, and today we could just make out the Anglican one.

It wasn’t a long walk, perhaps 3 miles, but the route we took was through woodland and the path was very overgrown in places, making progress difficult. Anyway, it was a very pleasant walk and I’m sure we’ll be making jaunts here in future. `there’s nothing like a country walk to blow the cobwebs away.

If you look carefully in the picture, you can just about make out the ruin of Caergwrle castle. The next time I go up, I’ll be taking my SLR for sure.

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Ivan the Crank 08.26.08 at 3:39 am

So, in the movie, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, what was the measurement that meant the difference between a hill and a mountain? And if it is really a big hill, isn’t it then my middle name: a Garth? Just wondering. By the way, the view is gorgeous! Debbie and I just got back from North Carolina and going up Mount Pisgah. It was almost 6,000 feet, but your view is prettier! Of course, I’m prejudiced toward anything Welsh, including her mountains and hills.


Patricia 08.26.08 at 8:55 am

Very envious (not a Christain thought) we’ve had days & days of rain! Not even sure if our mountains/hills are still there!


Davey 08.26.08 at 9:22 pm

Well that sent me down an hour long rabbit-hole at the castle index, thanks! : )

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