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 Becky’s #SquareTops challenge.


  1. 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 🙂


  2. 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.