Moel Plas-yw from the bridleway leading to Moel Arthur.
Setting off just after lunch.
On the bridleway just below Moel Arthur on the South side.
Fly Agaric by the dozen in the Llangwyfan Forest!
Moel Arthur from the high level path back to the Llangwyfan Forest Car Park.
Walk stats: Distance:9.7 miles; Climb:1593'.
Time: 5 hours 0 minutes; On the move walking average:2.3 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:1.9 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger, Dave J., Fran and Tito.
What a lovely Autumnal day for walking this turned out to be, although by the end of the walk, I did regret not wearing shorts! Throughout the day we enjoyed sunshine and mainly blue skies, and at times a somewhat cooling wind.
Today for the first time on this walk we made the ascent of Moel Arthur right at the start, but unfortunately my camera was playing up, and I was unable to capture any of the wonderful views that we could see whilst at the summit. Countless Ravens entertained us as they tumbled in the air above us. At one time there must have been close on 50 birds around Moel Plas-yw!
Again for the first time we were following the bridleway that contours round the West side of Moel Arthur, and were surprised to see a workman in the process of putting a roof on unique house that Dave Evans had designed and started to build.
Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Blackbird, Pied wagtail, Coal tit, Blue tit, Winter wren, Buzzard, Kestrel, Black-billed magpie, Jay, Fieldfare (our first for this season's migration), Long-tailed tit and Raven( undoubtedly our bird of the day).
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn. It's always good when you find out that the new management still keeps the Lees bitter in excellent condition.