The start of the walk St. Elidan Church at Llanelidan.
The main naive in St. Elidan's church.
Lunch time on Craig Adwy-wynant.
The Clwydian Hills from our lunch spot.
Nantclwyd Hall from the grass landing strip.
Back at Llanelidan - the end of the walk!
Walk stast: Distance: 7.8 miles. Climb: 650'.
Time: 4 hours 49 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia, Paul and Tim.
Overall this proved to be a very varied walk and just about perfect for the weather conditions, warm and humid at times, pleasant sunshine at others and a delightful cool breeze at others. It was also varied in terms of terrain too, mainly on good paths, but a few that left their mark on our arms and legs as scratches or Nettle stings!
As usual we had lunch on the limestone crags of Craig Adwy-wynant and the Eyarth Nature Reserve, when the Sun was probably at its strongest! This was a good area for butterflies too. Butterflies seen today included: Small white, Peacock, Meadow brown and Gatekeeper.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Woodpigeon, Common blackbird, House martin, Barn swallow, Carrion crow, Mute swan, Mallard and Common pheasant.
Flowers seen today included: White clover, Common tormentil, Red campion, Creeping thistle. Spear thistle, Meadow buttercup, Herb robert, Herb bennet, Rosebay willowherb, Red valerian, Dandelion, Common ragwort, Lesser stitchwort, Shepherd's purse, Daisy and Lesser burdock.
One or two Rabbits were seen as well as a dead Field mouse!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Golden Cape in mold, where a a few of the Weetwood brews were enjoyed as well as one from the Purple Moose brewery. However Celia didn't approve as Wetherspoons, apparently has a zero hours employment policy for its employees!