Views from Malltraeth Pools.
Snowdonia from Newborough Warren Forest.
Orchids next to the road. Common spotted orchid?
On the beach at Newborough Warren.
The remains of the church on Ynys Llanddwyn with some of the Snowdonian Hills beyond.
Walk stats: Distance: 13.0 miles. Climb:438'.
Time: 5 hours 54 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike D.
What a glorious day this turned out to be, wall to wall blue skies, bright sunshine and very little wind. The only thing we could complain about was the large number of flies that seemed to be attracted to us as we went through part of the forest.
We started the walk with a a little extension to the Nature Pool on the North side of the road, but there wasn't too much to see except for a Gadwall with 9 chicks and a few Oystercatchers. We ended up walking as far as Malltraeth before we could pick up the coastal path back to the start of the main walk.
Once we arrived on the beach at Newborough Warren, the views were stunning. The hills of Snowdonia loked majestic. The sea at Newborough Warren looked superb, and it was tempting to go in for a swim, but we sat down and had lunch instead.
Instead of returning along the forest path we walked along the beach from Ynys Llanddwyn, until we were forced back into the forest as we approached Cefni Marshes.
Birds seen or heard today included: Great tit, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, Jay, Mallard, Oystercatcher, Chiffchaff, Gadwall, Great cormorant, Herring gull, Black-headed gull, Little egret, Grey heron, Lesser black-backed gull, sedge warbler, Meadow pipit, Shag, Common tern, Curlew, Lapwing, Stonechat, Moorhen, Blackbird , Barn swallow, House martin, Goldfinch and Carrion crow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn. The Lees bitter was in much need after a 13 mikle walk in the sun. We both enjoyed our meals too!