April Squares: the Cobbler

The Cobbler, also known as Ben Arthur, is so named because the distinctive rocky summit supposedly emulates the shape of a cobbler leaning over at work. Hmm…

On this walk I didn’t quite make it to the top of the mountain, but you can just see a small figure making an ascent on the right of the rocky outcrop above. Anyway, here am I somewhere on the way up in May 2005. Quite high enough to count as top of the world.

We did a lot of hill-walking in those three months, March-May 2005, then it all abruptly stopped when John put his back out and spent six weeks shuttling back and forth to physiotherapy. This was a disaster, because in mid-July we had an appointment with a very big mountain indeed. We weren’t as fit as we meant to be, but we did it anyway. Find out which mountain it was tomorrow!

Linked to Beck’s #SquareTops challenge.

35 thoughts on “April Squares: the Cobbler

  1. Birgit April 21, 2020 / 04:21

    That guy is truly nuts. I’m glad you took it easy but oh my, a bad back is horrible.


  2. Eunice April 20, 2020 / 08:21

    I must have absolutely no imagination, or whoever named it must have been on the whisky beforehand. To say it looks like a cobbler is a load of cobblers – it’s a rocky outcrop on a hill! 🙂 🙂 Well done for getting up there anyway even if you didn’t quite make it to the top – and at least you look a lot warmer and happier 🙂


  3. beadberry April 20, 2020 / 07:17

    The first view looks more like a slip-on shoe to me, which at least kind of keeps to the theme. 🙂 I do see a bent-over figure in the second one, though; his back’s to us, butt and elbows pointing our way, and he has a pointy hat on.


    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter April 20, 2020 / 07:52

      I think you win the gold star so far ⭐️! Maybe I’m just looking at the wrong angle but, as I said to someone else, I’m not going back up to find out …

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  4. the eternal traveller April 20, 2020 / 03:27

    That’s an impressive view even if it wasn’t quite to the top. Ouch for John, the worst thing of all is having a debilitating back injury. I’m keen to see which mountain you tackled next.


    • Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter April 20, 2020 / 07:48

      It wasn’t the first time that happened to him, and it wasn’t the last, unfortunately. However it was definitely the worst and most inconvenient! More on the big mountain later today.

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