The bridleway leading West from Pandy Tudur.
Moel Siabod, the first of the Snowdonia peaks to come into view.
The Snowdon Horseshoe.
The moorland section of the walk.
In the village of Gwytherin.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.6 miles. Climb:1390'.
Time: 5 hours 1 minute. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike, Paul and Celia.
Our only problem today was getting to the start in Pandy Tudur, as the road we wanted to use was closed to traffic just before our destination, so Mike had to show his reversing skills as we met other cars on the single track roads that we were diverted along.
The weather today was just about perfect for walking, bright and sunny and occasionally a gentle but cool wind, but that didn't stop us all donning our shorts for the occasion!
The views of Snowdonia were quite stunning, especially the Snowdon Horseshoe, Tyfan and the Glyders.
Birds seen and heard today were also good and included: Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Barn swallow, House martin, House sparrow, Blue tit, Great tit, Common blackbird, Jackdaw, Rook, Chaffinch, Coal tit, Eurasian curlew, Wheatear, Lapwing, Common buzzard, Ring ouzel, Pied wagtail, Winter wren, Dunnock, Skylark and Golden plover.
It was good to see bees flying too, as well as other potentially biting insects!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where it was good to be back sampling the Lees bitter once more.
An excellent walk, one to be repeated, maybe at a time a little later in the year.