The Snowdon Horseshoe above Dolwyddelan Castle.
Fran and Tito studying the route to Dolwyddelan Castle.
Moel Siabod from the top of Dolwyddelan Castle.
Resting at Dolwyddelan Castle.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.6 miles. Climb:2007'.
Time: 5 hours 20 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Dave J, Fran and Tito.
Another glorious day for walking, the weather got better and better as the day progressed. We couldn't say the same for conditions underfoot!
We didn't make it to Ty Mawr, after reaching Bwlch y Groes, the conditions underfoot became so wet and there seeme no way round , that we had lunch and retraced our stepss back to the car. The bonus however were the superb views of the Snowdon Horshoe and the place seemed to be alive with Meadow pipits.
We arrived back in Dolwyddelan, some of us with wet feet, but that didn't stop us setting off for Dolwyddelan Castle, another location worth a visit. As a CADW card holder I was looking forward to using it, but in the end there was no one to show it to at the entrance to the castle.
Birds seen or heard today included: Chaffinch, Pied wagtail, Mallard, Goosander, House sparrow, Meadow pipit, Chiffchaff, Carrion crow, Raven, Mistle thrush, Great tit, Blue tit, Woodpigeon, Collared dove and Song thrush.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn where the Lees bitter as ever was in good nick.