The pathway to the "orange/red bog" leading to the path through the nature reserve.
Celia, "the path finder" through the bracken.
"I'll do anything you say dear!"
"No, I', not a tall Welsh lamb, I'm an Alpaca
Yes my shearer should've gone to Specksavers!"
Llyn Caer Euni, our lunch spot for the day.
The Arans from our final approach to Llanderfel.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.5 miles. Climb:1571'.
Time: 5 hours 25 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Dave J.
The weather was kind to us and the showers that were forecast didn't materialize, although as we were eating our lunch, the skies darkened above us. Thankfully they didn't release any of the wet stuff.
On previous occasions we have done this walk in the Winter months which has the advantage that we didn't have to wade through chest high bracken! However the much of the walk seemed new to me, despite the fact that I know we have done the walk before!
Overall this is a delightful, I feel I'm quoting someone here, walk with many challenges to test your route finding following route descriptions and relating it to the OS map!
Our lunch spot by Llyn Caer Euni was also delightful, despite the boggy areas around it.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard (at least 20 different birds seen on route), House sparrow, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Carrion crow, Common pheasant, Redpoll, Linnet, Raven Meadow pipit, Collared dove, Woodpigeon, Herriing gull, Lesser black-backed gull and Pied wagtail.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the New Inn at Pontblyddin where the Reverand James brew went down well. Celia even enjoyed her large pot of tea!