Looking back down the red route?
The panorama as we reached the Offa's Dyke footpath for the first time.
Snowdonia from Moel Famau Jubilee tower - first time round.
At the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau - first visit.
Looking Eastward from near the trig point on Moel Famau - second time round.
At the trig point on Moel Famau - second time round.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.4 miles. Climb: 1801'.
Time: 5 hours 18 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.4 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie H., Sue and Michel, Phil and David S.
Fran and Tito did their own 5+ mile walk around Moel Famau and joined us later to celebrate a great day for walking!
We all set off from home, carefully driving through the low lying fog and anticipating another not so good day on Moel Famau. How wrong we were, this was one of the best walks on Moel Famau that I have ever experienced. No fog, except in the valleys below us, wonderful views, and to be noted - no wind around the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau, possibly a once in a life-time experience!
Just a little later another "once in a life-time experience", we started lunch before 12, and after we had only covered 3.3 miles, not my choice, but before I could say anything most of the group had chosen their seats and taken their sandwiches out!
It's always good to be walking n an area when you are above any mist and fog, and the unusual view of note was the Padeswood Cement Works Chimney that was almost entirely below the mist, except for the very top few metres.
Birds seen or heard today were very few but included: Great tit, Common blackbird and Carion crow.
Overall a superb day walk, and surprisingly not feeling too cold for this time of the year, we even saw one walker in shorts, but we had no proof that he had gone any further than the car park with his knees exposed!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn in Mold, where Snowdonia Ale went down well. Just as we were finishing our drink Fran and Tito arrived from their Moel Famau walk to join us by the wonderful real fire. I had no choice, but to have another pint!