We're about to climb and the snow clouds are hanging over the forest.
Should we continue walking or go back to Llandegla Church for a cup of tea?
A forest track with a coating of snow.
The lake near the visitor centre, surrounded by snow, but thankfully no ice.
The last stand for Carole's walking pole.
Wooden Black grouse sculptures were all most of us saw!
The same field as the first photo, but the snow has gone!
Walk stats: Distance: 11.3 miles. Climb: 1345'.
Time: 6 hours 3 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie, Phil, Celia, David S., and Carole H.
We arrived at the car park i9n Llandegla in a heavy snow storm, making us a little concerned about the road conditions on our return journey across Llandegla Moors. We needn't have worried as the snow had cleared from the roads as the snow had turned to rain!
In the end it turned out to be quite a pleasant walk around the forest, not many other walkers, butn a few more on their mountain bikes.
Although it was quite good walking, we did arrive back at the car with rather wet coats. I nearly lost one of my gloves again, but managed to retrace my steps and found it again, and Carole lost her walking pole, which we failed to locate, despite retracing our steps to the last point where we knew she still had it.
However she did have the consolation, that she was the only one to see Black grouse (verified by Geoff Robinson who was at the hide at the same time.
Bird seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Great crested grebe, Rook, Black grouse, Greenfinch, Blue tit, Great tit, Common blackbird and House sparrow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Red Lion in Penyfford, where Tomothy Taylor, Landlord went down well as Michel had earlier told the bar person it would! The cup of tea was good too!