On the road from Ysceifiog to Llixwm - one of the many! Aren't wea serious lot!
Setting off through the Waen dymarch woods just after lunch. Who's the happy one?
Walk stats: 9.2 miles; Climb:933'.
Time:4 hours 35 minutes; On the move walking average:2.5 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:2.0 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Celia, Dave J, Richard, Annie H., Gordon, Sue and Michel.
The forecast was for rain at mid-day. Thankfully only Richard experienced the rain at Ysceifiog before we arrived! Most of the walk enjoyed in the the sunshine, with largely blue skies. This is always an enjoyable walk around Richard's village, but it doesn't give a lot of opportunity for taking inspiring photos! However today new kissing gates and the absence of "really muddy" paths made this walk even better than usual. The main disappointment, at least for some, was the lack of suitable lunch spots, and the the one taken wasn't perfect, on the roadside before entering Waen dymarch woods. At least four members of the group had a "park bench" to sit on, the rest just as on the roadside like waifs and strays! Celia provided Lake District Ginger Bread, enjoyed by most of the group.
The birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Barn swallow, Raven, Carrion crow, Goldfinch, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Blue tit, Great tit, Jackdaw, Jay, Black-billed magpie, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Redstart, Blackbird and Buzzard.
After walk drinks were enjoyed as usual at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn, wher the Lees bitter was in particularly good nick!