Our first view of the day as we set off along the Offa's Dyke path from Bwlch Penberra.
Group photo at a style some of us remember all too well!
Our lunch spot, back on the Offa's Dyke path, just South of Moerl Llys-y-coed.
Everyone in the picture, if you include my shaddow!
Not a group photo, but most of them are there!
On the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau.
Walk stats: distance; 8.7 miles. Climb: 1976'.
Time: 5 hours 16 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0.m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Dave J., Annie H., Sue and Michel, Carol H., Celia, David S., Sue and Dave P.
This was an almost perfect day for walking, dry with good periods of sunshine and when we experienced any wind it helped us on our ascent of Moel Famau.
Before lunch the views were superb and many of the mountains of Snowdonia could be seen, although not always identified correctly!
We have done most of this walk before, but on this occasion, we ( I ) decided that we should try a track that allowed us to miss out the steep climb up Moel Llys-y-coed. this proved to be a really good joice, despite the fact that it reduced our mileage to below 10, but no-one complained!
Two of us happily walked in shorts, but some how they seemed to slow us down and we were almost always at the back! We did however take a "short cut" and caught most of them up just before the car park, despite being buzzed by a model aircraft!
Birds seen or heard today included: Meadow pipit, Stonechat, Goldfinch, Carrion crow, Common buzzard., Woodpigeon, Raven, Yellowhammer, Nuthatch, European robin and Common kestrel.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn, where Purple Moose, Snowdonia Ale went down well, as it always does after a good walk!