Heading into the mist!
Who's telling a story?
On Offa's Dyke Footpath heading for Moel Gyw.
Young calves acting a bit like us when we're trying to decide which way to go!
The Clwydian Trio, Moel, Gyw, Moel Llanfair and Moel y Plas.
The shaded path through the woods.
Walk stats: distance: 11.5 miles. Climb:1657'.
Time: 5 hours 11 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall average: 2.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J., Sue and Michel, Annie H and Phil.
We set off with dampness in the air and no views of the Vale of Clwyd below, but this wasn't enough to make me don waterproofs, others however did! As we approached Offas Dyke Path below Moel Llanfair the mist lifted and encouraged Dave J to head for the summit of Moel Gyw. The rest of us remained on the Offa's Dyke Path and decided to take lunch at 12-07 below Moel Gyw with views across the Vale of Clwyd and beyond.
The afternoon got better and better and we ended the walk in bright sunshine with temperatures a little too warm for ideal walking. In fact as we approached Graig-fechan we were grateful for the shaded path through the woods.
Birds seen or heard today included: Barn swallow, Wheatear, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Kestrel, Common buzzard, Woodpigeon, Meadow pipit, Stonechat, Black-billed magpie, Blackbird and great tit.
Overall this was a delightful walk, especially with the Sun shining in the afternoon and including one or two new paths for us to explore.
After finding the Rainbow Inn closed, we ended up at the Glasfryn where Weetwood's Cheshire Cat went down well and the Conwy Brewery's Celebration Ale wasn't bad either.