The first approach to Bryn Alyn.
A few friends alongside some unusually creative topiary in Maeshafn.
On the sunmmit of Moel Findeg.
I had another senior moment and forgot to take my camera! Phil has kindly provided all of the photos.
Walk stats:Distance:9.3 miles. Climb:1860'.
Time: 5 hours 1 minute. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Tim, Sylvia and Dave J., Carol, Celia, Fran and Tito, Gordon, Annie H., Sue and Michel.
What a superb day for a winter walk this turned out to be. Dry throughout, a breeze that was certainly on the cool side at times, and ending in glorious sunshine.
This was a very varied walk that provided no route finding difficulties until we entered Nercwys Forest, where the ravages of tree felling didn't help our trying to find a path on the ground! as usual we ended up at the car park on the Eryris side of the forest and could use the minor roads to get back on track in the village.
Lunch was taken sheltering from the bitter wind just below an outcrop of limestone on the Southern part of Bryn Alyn.
Once back at Maeshafn we decide not to visit Deborah's Well and just extend the walk by a a mile or so to include Moel Findeg. As ever this proved to be a superb vantage point, with the whole of the Clwydian range coming into view as well as the Cheshire plain to the East.
Birds seen or head today included:European robin, Black-billed magpie, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Buzzard, Blue tit, Collared dove, Woodpigeon, Great tit, Dunnock, Mistle thrush, Chaffinch and Blackbird.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at a cost at the Glasfryn in Mold. Cwrw Eryry as ever went down well. The tea went down well too!