Setting off across the moors from Llyn Aled.
Lunchtime, Roger nearly smiling!
On the road back to the car.
If you could see Roger's face now, I bet he'd be smiling!
The unexpected valley and waterfall at the Northern end of Llyn Aled Isaf.
Walk stats: distance: 8.7 miles. Climb: 1100' (probably a little on the high side).
Time: 4 hours 13 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.1 m.p.h.
On a good day this is a superb walk, but weather wise, this wasn't one of them! Heading across the moors, we didn't know whether we were in light rain or just in the cloud, but not enough to really wet you, in fact I didn't put my waterproof jacket on until after lunch!
The trek across the moors could be described a bit of bog trotting, and after Roger had introduced one of his feet to peaty water, he mentioned that this was one of those days when you you shouldn't have got out of the car and he didn't have any of Margaret's cake to make him feel better!
Things did get better, it wasn't raining when we had lunch on the roadside near some sheepfolds and protected from the cool wind by a derelict building.
However on reaching the road that led back to the car, I didn't even bother asking does anyone want to take the extension paths across the moors!
Birds seen or heard today were very few, but included: Common buzzard, Barn swallow, Meadow pipit, Pied wagtail, Goldfinch, Skylark, Lapwing and Eurasian curlew.
Flowers seen today included: Tormentil, Bell heather, Common heather, Foxglove, Marsh thistle, Spear thistle, White clover, Creeping thistle, Cotton grass and Gorse.
A few Small white butterflies and a few dead Common frogs on the road!
After walk drinks were enjoyed, as usual, at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn.