This way to the bard's Monument.
The Bard's Monument.
The second Memorial Stone.
"Come on, this is the path!"
"Do you realise, you are on my path?"
Another new path to explore.
Castell Dinas Bran and Trevor Rocks.
World's End from Eglwyseg Mountain.
The descent from Eglwyseg Mountain to the Offa's Dyke Path.
A Wheatear, probably a juvenile.
A different view of the same Wheatear.
The view from our lunch spot.
An orchid on Offa's Dyke.
Not the normal pose for young foal!
Castell Dinas Bran from the Offa's Dyke Path.
Trtevor Rocks from the Offa's Dyke Path.
Flowering Bell Heather next to the Offa's Dyke Path.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.4 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Time: 5 hours 0 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and David S.
This turned out to be a walk, not exactly as planned! Instead of taking the path from the car park climbing to the path at the top of the escarpments, we took the path leading to the bard's monument. It seemed logical to follow the path that continued towards Trevor Rocks, but soon turned into a path used more by sheep than walkers and one that was difficult to follow though the overgrown bracken. Eventually it descended to the Panorama road and we soon picked up another path that led towards the Eglwyseg Plantation where we joined our original planned route across the Eglwyseg Mountain.
Just before reaching World's End we headed Westward towards Craig yr Adar, where we planned to descend to the Offa's Dyke Path, as soon as we found the right path.
The weather so far hadn't been brilliant with masts on Llandegla in mist and we experienced frequent dampness in the air, but not enough to require waterproof. It never felt cold, even when the wind picked up.
So far we had heard lots of Skylarks singing, and saw about six Wheatears that remained quite close to where we were standing.
We decided to stop for lunch along the Offa's Dyke Path East of Llwyn Hen-parc, and it wasn't long before we had to put on waterproofs.
However as we walked along the Offa's Dyke Path on the Panorama Road, the Sun came out and we stopped to remove waterproofs and were able to enjoy last mile or so in glorious sunshine.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common blackbird, Meadow pipit Skylark, Willow warbler, European robin, Carrion crow, Common pheasant, Stonechat, Woodpigeon, Eurasin curlew, Common chaffinch and Common kestrel.
Overall a good walk with a difference, enabling us to see paths that in the future we might like to explore.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant yr Ochain at Gresford, where Purple Moose's Snowdonia Ale went down well as did Weetwood's Eastgate Ale.