The "rat run" near Felin Puleston, on the way to Bersham Visitor Centre.
The Visitor Centre at Bersham - closed at this time of the year, as well as the car park.
The Clywedog - devastation along its banks in Erddig Country Park.
The Clywedog on Erddig Country Park.Walk stats: Distance : 7.8 miles. Climb : 532'.
Group : Martyn, Phil, Celia and Annie H.Yet another good day for walking, a little on the cool side, but no rain and very little wind.
We started off on the walk on a "rat run", a path on the edge of an industrial building that had several rat baited boxes in place. Things did get better as we left industry behind and approached Bersham and returned along the Clywedog river bank. Once on the section towards Erddig, we encountered lots of dog walkers, but thankfully all were friendly. Lunch was taken just West of King's Mill, using a bench that took the natural bent shape of the tree from which it was cut. Thankfully the ground was a little frozen, and made what otherwise would have been very muddy, a little easier to negotiate.
Birds sen or heard today included:European robin, Common blackbird, Winter wren, Grey heron, Common buzzard, Mute swan, Black-heased gul, House sparrow, Pied wagtail, Woodpigeon and Fieldfare.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant yr Ochain, where the Snowdonia Ale was in good nick usual.
Overall a good walk, one that could be even better when Bluebells and other Spring flowers are in bloom.