A hillside decked in Primrose - what a glorious sight! Is this a hen party heading to the top of Clip-y-Orsedd? At the Druid's Stone Circle.
Walk stats: Distance:10.8miles (11.8miles for Richard, Roger and Dave J.);Climb:2379' (3080' for Richard, Roger and Dave J.).
Group:Martyn, Sylvia, Fran and Tito, Celia and Laurence, Richard, Roger and Dave J.
A day for contrasting weather. We started in very light rain, which turned into heavy rain with a cold Easterly wind as we approached the summit of Clip-y-Orsedd at about 11-30 a.m. At times the temperature felt close to freezing! However at that point the rain stopped and the wind eased slightly. We could now enjoy the rest of the walk in comfort, warm enough for some to remove coats and bare legs! The views initially were not so good, bot during the afternoon in one direction we could see Anglesey again and the opposite direction the ridge of Tan y fan and further over the Northern peaks of the Carneddau.
Lunch was taken on the Jubilee path around Foel Lus with good views across Penmaenmawr and the Irish sea towards Puffin Island and Penmon Point on Anglesey.
Before lunch we met a group of dog owner involved in a training exercise to see if their dogs were suitable for being trained as search and rescue dogs.
Birds seen or heard today included:Robin, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Mistle thrush, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Swallow, Chaffinch, Great tit, Blue tit and a bird of prey, probably a Kestrel.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn where the Les bitter was back in form.