Walking through Plas Power Woods on the way to Bersham Ironworks.
Investigating wood sculpors in Plas Power Woods.
Piggy in the middle.
Autumnal Colours are here at last.
Walk stats: distance: 8.7 miles. Climb: 812'.
Time: 4 hours 53 minutes, On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average@ 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Celia, Tim, David S., Annie H., Sue and Michel..
The weather today wasn't quite as good a we had expected, but at least the rain was more like dampness in the air and the wind was a little on the cool side. However we did finish the walk in glorious sunshine, always a bonus.
The best part of the walk today was at the start as we headed towards Bersham Ironworks on a delightful path through Plas Power Wood.
Route finding wasn't easy at times, but Phil did us proud, particularly when we were diverted from the described route by a section of deep muddy ?, that David S decided was a no go area!
Lunch was taken on the hillside above Plas-yn-fron, North of Ty mawr Reservoir, and thankfully the sun had just started to shine!
Just before getting back to Nant Mill car park, we had to go through another area of unpleasant claggy mud, but were able to remove most of it in the ford across the Afon Clywedog near the car park.
Birds seen or heard today included: European nuthatch, House sparrow, Common blackbird, carrion crow, Common buzzard, Raven, Black-billed magpie, Jackdaw and Sparrowhawk.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pan-yr-ochain at Gresford, where Purple moose Snowdonia Ale, Three Tuns bitter and Titanic Stout were all enjoyed by different members of the group: