Boats moored at Port Penryn.
On the old railway track from Port Penryn to Tregarth alongside the Afon Cegin.
Waiting for the leader!
Daffodils at Penryn Castle.
Walk stats: Distance:11.9 miles. Climb:591'.
Time:5 hours 8 minutes. On the move walking average:2.8 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.3 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger, Dave J., Celia, Mike D., Sue and Dave P.
This turned out to be a really good day for walking, another day that could have been a shorts day, not too hot and not too cold and warm sunshine at times including while we had lunch. We certainly had better eather than the Carneddau were getting, the clouds/mist on the high tops didn't shift all day.We started the walk from Bangor, but the walk description started at Port Penryn. We tried to take a path through a small park, but we ended up where we started, but it did give Sue and Dave time to catch up with us having spotted us from the car park. The walk started well with some good bird watching in the bay and around Port Penryn before heading off down the old railway track to Tregarth. The walk was extended by walking through the grounds of Penryn Castle, giving us the opportunity to see our first splash of Welsh daffodils in bloom.
We arrived back at the car, a few of us with tired legs, after Mike had set a cracking pace for much of the walk!
Birds seen or heard today included:Jackdaw, Herring gull, Greenshank, Redsahnk, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Little grebe, Black-headed gull, Great black-backed gull, Little egret, Mute swan, Goosander, Blackbird, European robin, Greenfinch, Blue tit, Great tit, House sparrow, Nuthatch, Carrion crow, Black-billed magpie, Shelduck, Widgeon, Mallard and Mistle thrush.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn, where the Lee bitter was on good form.