A splendid walk at any time but it needs an early start. Fourteen walkers enjoyed a mostly dry day -although, as we finished an early lunch, we had a wintry shower with a strong northerly wind on the climb to Mangerton plateau. The descent via the arête between the Devil’s Punchbowl and the Horse’s Glen brought us back to the bridle path. En route, we were enthralled by the appearance of a white-tailed eagle and a pair of deer on the horizon. All in all, a fine day’s winter walking in fine company, and back in time to join our Holly Walking friends for Christmas Dinner.