At the cairn on Gop Hill.
Some of the caves below Gop Hill.
At the view point, looking towards the coast, a good spot for lunch, but it's too early!
Marian Mill - well what is left.
A final view of Gop Hill.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.4 miles. Climb: 1362'.
Time: 6 hours 17 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, David S., Annie, Wendy, Sue and Dave P.
This turned out to be a glorious day for walking, lots of sunshine, pleasantly warm and the occasional cooling breeze. This turned out to be quite a varied walk and seemed a lot more up and down than I remembered, and we arrived back at the car with legs that felt that they had done more work than the measured mileage!
As we arrived at our usual lunch spot a little early, we ended up having lunch just below St Elmo's Summer house, basking in the Sun and being entertained by a pair of Ravens as they flew overheard.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Greenfinch, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, European robin, Woodpigeon, Common blackbird, Common gull, House sparrow, Mallard and Common pheasant.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down as did the tea.