On the first green track just after leaving Rhosllanerchrugog.
The first reservoir - Top Reservoir near Trefechan.
Confusion as usual!
The secoond reservoir - Cae-llwyd Reservoir.
The third reservoir - Ty-mawr Reservoir, taken from our lunch spot.
Roger's favourite section!
"I thought they said they liked horses!"
Walk stats: distance: 10.0 miles. Climb: 978'.
5 hours 36 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie H., Phil, Tim, Carol H and David S.
After a week of enforced quarantine, it was good to be back out walking, particularly on days like this when the weather was largely sunny, little rain (only about 3 minutes worth), on the cool side, but with good distant views.
The whole of this area, well about 95% of it, was totally new to all of us. Walking along new paths in a new area is always good, and can present unexpected challenges! Today was no exception, when locating a moorland path initially proved not so easy, and then fording a stream made some us think we might get wet feet! All crossed, Leki -aided, except for Tim who with his long legs managed to step across stones too far apart for the rest of us.
Lunch was taken with a view across Ty-mawr Reservoir towards Cheshire and beyond. An added bonus was a piece of cherry fruit cake provided by Tim as a means of celebrating his "coming of age".
Overall a good and varied walk.
Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Mute swan, Mallard,Common blackbird, Red-legged grouse, Meadow pipit, Black-headed gull, House sparrow and Grey heron.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant-yr--Ochain at Gresford, where Snowdonia Ale was enjoyed, despite the fact that it didn't quite have its usaul refreshing flavour.