30 December 2009

Table Mountain: Lower Slopes to Higgovale

Date: 29 December 2009

Location: from Molteno Rd, Oranjezicht

Walkers: Dorothy, Michele & Helen

*** Route plotted here ***

Other walks from this starting point here and here.

Setting off from the top of Oranjezicht we headed up the concrete path.

At the intersection we took the path to the right, and walked along the level in a westerly direction. Lion's Head was in front of us, and the eastern section of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak behind.

Table Mountain loomed above... a rather strange side-on view.

There are some quite large trees growing on these slopes. This area gets less wind than the eastern side as it is protected from the south-easter.

The path turned down and circled past an old quarry.

We then strolled back via the quiet leafy streets of Higgovale. One last sharp bit of uphill up Molteno Road got us back to our car. This was a very pleasant walk for a windy day.

(Photos by Helen)

1 comment:

Scraps of Bev said...

Happy New Year Helen - I think after our celebrations last night for New Year this is a walk that we could have done with for today to clear the head a little.

I do enjoy seeing all the photo's as it give a great picture of the area.

See you soon