Our first view of Mynydd-y-Gaer.
Walking alongside the hillfort ramparts on Mynydd-y-Gaer.
All change in Coed Bron-haul!
Man's best friend - this one doesn't even leave nasty messages behind!
Spotted near the stile at the Western end of Coed Bron-haul.
Stepping out to get back on track!
At thr trig point on Moelfre Isaf.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.6 miles. Climb: 2169' (Wind assisted in places!).
Time: 5 hours 36 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, David S., Phil, Annie, Roger, Sue and Michel.
Overall this turned out to be a good day for walking, and only once did we all put on waterproofs, only for the shower to stop by the time that we were all kitted out! In the main we had plenty of warm sunshine, but on higher ground the wind was quite blustery.
This was a good varied walk, although we did have difficulty locating one path East of Moelfre Isaf, so we won't attempt that short cut in the future. Although this was a relatively low level walk, we did get some superb views, both inland and towards the coast. At one point both the Little and Great Orme could be seen.
Although this walk involved quite a bit more steady climbing than usual for a Thursday walk, exploring the beautiful countryside in this area always makes this a walk worth repeating.
Perhaps our most unexpected sighting was three Fallow deer (a stag and 2 hinds) as we approached Coed Bron-haul.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow (at least 50 - Llannefydd must be a hot spot!), carrion crow, Jackdaw, Rook, Meadow pipit, Black-billed magpie, Woodpigeon, Common buzzard, Mute swan and Mallard.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter as usual was in great nick!.