Our second cache on this brightly sunny day. We parked by the Rose and Crown and found VC1 straight away. Then we set off for VC2, following two ladies on horseback who, unfortunately, declined to offer us a lift. Simon suggested that we could, in fact, have driven up this track; but Elizabeth supposed the important part of Write and Mane's admonishment to be "but not in [I]our[/I] car".
We located VC2 easily and continued on to RC3, buffeted by the strong wind; but we were rewarded with fantastic views in all directions. Wow! After signing the log book, E fancied going on to find Carneddi Llwydion, and so we continued along the track.
Although the rounded stones of the two cairns were interesting, we were dismayed to discover plenty of "modern day cairns" -- this is apparently sacred ground where car batteries (and other assorted rubbish) come to die.
To return, we ascended the north face of the nearby hill and climbed its modest summit. We then continued south to the transmitter towers, navigating some unexpected marshland, and then on to Cefn Eglwysilan's trig point. We had absolutely spectacular views from these three high spots! We could see [I]everything[/I]! Pen y Fan, Corn Du, and Cribyn; Mynydd Machen, the towers on the Wenallt, Flat Holm and Steep Holm; the Millennium Stadium; even the pylons of the new Severn Bridge! Oh, it was fantastic, and S had trouble getting E back down the hill to the road, which we eventually followed back to the car.
Took Kroonjuwelen's Streetracer Roy TB.
Thanks for such a fantastic cache!