A promise of better weather to come.
"Oh no, we've lost Roger"
The path along Boncyn y Waen-grogen.
Waiting for a view on Moel y Plas.
At the cairn on Moel y Plas.
Setting of after lunch on the Boncyn Banhadlan on the East side of Mol Llanfair.
Is this one of the sculptures on the Art Trail?
The Clwydian Hills the East side of Coed Henblas near Graigfechan.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.6 miles. Climb: 2000' (probably a little on the high side).
Time: 5 hours 1 minute. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h. (we must have had too long for lunch!).
Group: Martyn, David S., Phil, Annie H., Roger, Sue and Michel.
Showers in the morning and good after lunch were on the forecast, so we set off with waterproofs on. In reality we only really needed them for about half an hour as we approached Moel y Plas, where visibility was so poor, that only three actually went to the cairn, and one only went to retrieve the others!
Lunch time on the East side of Moel Llanfair was the turning point, and the Sun came out, the waterproofs came off and we could bask in the warm Sunshine as we ate our lunch.
On our return route from, we decided to explore a few new (to us) paths that headed for Llwyn Sinnet and eventually down to Graig before going into Coed Henblas.
Knowing my keen interest in ornithology as Roger and I were approaching the track above Tyddyn Ucha, Michel shouts "is that a pair of Blue tits?" It wasn't until I looked through my monocular in the direction he was pointing, that I realised what he meant!
We assume it was one of the pieces being displayed as part of the "Art Trail", signposted on the road as we headed towards Mold.
Despite the overgrown path along the East side of Coed Henblas, we eventually reached the main track and a gentle stroll back to the car.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Carrion crow, Raven, Common snipe, Barn swallow, Meadow pipit, House sparrow, Woodpigeon and Wheatear.
Overall a good walk, ans one that will be repeated in the future, hopefully on a day when we get a better view from Moel Llanfair.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Gold Cape in Mold, where a brew from Purple Moose went down well.