"It's amazing what you can see through a lens!"
View across the estuary.
Friendly Water buffalo at Midlist Farm - Home of North Wales Buffalo.
The view from our Moel y Gaer lunch spot - pity that the Sun was too bright in one sot.
Heading for the woods (Coed Trellyniau).
Lime kiln on the South side of Moel y Gaer.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.2 miles. Climb: 996'.
Time: 5 hours 0 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, David S., Annie and Tim.
This was just about a perfect day for walking, mainly blue skies, sunshine all day and only the occasional slight breeze around Moel y Gaer.
The main hazard of the day was getting around several fallen trees across the path in Cwm Conwy, although earlier we had to use secateurs to remove hawthorn that had grown across the stile.
Although it was good to see that some of the stiles had been replaced by kissing gates, we came across a few that needed similar treatment or at least repairing.
On this occasion we took the path that went through Midlist Farm, a first time that we had done so. Sections in the field here were a little on the boggy side, so perhaps we should only repeat this route after a period of dry weather.
Lunch was taken on the top of Moel y Gaer, sitting on top of the reservoir and enjoying the superb views in every direction, across the estuary with Liverpool cathedrals in the distance in one direction and Moel Famau and the Clwydian Hills in another. From Moel y Gaer we could see all of our afternoon walk.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common pheasant, Common buzzard, House sparrow, Grey heron, Eurasian curlew, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Common blackbird, Linnet, Meadow pipit and Jackdaw.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter provided the perfect way to celebrate a perfect walk.