Looking back towards Moel y Gamelin from Moel Morfydd.
Looking towards the Vale of Llangollen just as the mist/cloud started to lift.
Early lunch on the summit of Moel Morfydd, 20 minutes before Celia sent her text from Cornwall.
One for Fran, a magnificent berry laden Hawthorn bush.
Walk stats:Distance:7.7 miles; Climb:2171'.
Time:4 hours 41 minutes; On the move walking average:1.9 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:1.5 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Gordon, Fran and Tito. A very select group today, the Pelissiers, Celia and Annie on holiday, Sylvia working, Dave and Phil on house improvements, Roger, Richard, Carol and Tim all on family duties.
The four die-hards set off in bracing conditions, a cool wind and no views to encourage them. The mist/cloud only lifted after about an hours walk and just before the ascent of Moel Morfydd.
We still experienced that magic moment as the mist/cloud starts to lift and the views start to appear, first below the clouds and then in glorious sunshine and blue skies.
Lunch was enjoyed on the summit of Moel Morfydd with views down to the Vale of Llangollen and to Gordon's delight we could even see the steam locos on their journey from Carrog to Llangollen.
Birds seen or heard today included:Raven, Carrion crow, Meadow pipit, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red kite, Carrion crow, Pheasant, Coal tit and Blackbird.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant-yr-ochain as the Crown at Llandegla wasn't open. The brews enjoyed included Deuchers IPA and Weetwood'd Cheshire Cat.
Always a good walk, often more tiring than you expect, but always even better when you finish in warm sunshine as we did today.