Moel Y Gaer Hillfort.
Two Little lambs .....
On the way to our lunch spot at the foot of Moel Arthur.
At the Jubilee Tower on Moel Fammau.
View from the Jubilee Tower on Moel Fammau.
Time:5 hours 27 minutes. On the move walking average:2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie H., Sue and Michel, Phil, Sylvia and Dave J.
We arrived at the car park at Bwlch Penbarra to what seemed like a gale force wind, but at least it was o the warm side and the Sunwas shining. The wind didn't abate too much throughout the walk, but otherwise it was a good day for walking. Another shorts and short sleeves day for some!
We set off battling against the wind, and it was only at the second stile that Michel slipped and caught his back foot on the top of the stile sending him head over heals and banginghis head as he fell. Thankfully, although dazed he recovered quickly and insisted on completing most of the walk., although he decided not to complete the extension to Moel y Gaer Hill fort.
The paths around the Western fringes of Moel fammau are always delightful to follow with their good views across the vale of Clwyd and and on a good day Snowdonia. We even manged a new path that contoured around Bron y Felin.
An early lunch was takn in the shelter of a wall by the car park at the South of Moel Arthur, although Sylvia, Dave J and Roger preferred to take their lunch half way up the slopes of Moel Llys-y-coed.
Once on the ridge section from Moel Arthur to the Jubilee Tower on Moel Fammau must be one of the best sections of the Offa's Dyke Footpath,
The extension to Moel y Gaer Hill fort wasn't the best and we had to do a little Heather hopping. Nevertheless the hill fort is still worth visiting at least once!
We arrived back at the car with our legs telling us that we had been on a good walk and our faces a little weather beaten.
Birds seen or heard today included: Raven, Meadow pipit, Skylark, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Song thrush, Common buzzard, Kestrel, Blue tit, Great tit, Mallard and Blackbird.
After walk drinks were taken at the We Three Loggerheads Inn where Titanic Bitter and Blacksheep bitter went down well. Some of the seats however still needs to be replaced or cleaned.