There is a train there somewhere!
Looking towards the Eglwyseg escarpments from our lunch spot.
Heading for Berwyn Quarry.
Looking down on the River Dee as we descended fro Berwyn Quarry.Walk stats: Distance: 8.2 miles. Climb: 2137'.
Time: 5 hours 19 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
Overall this was a god day for walking, despite the fact that we didn't get much Sun and the wind at times was cool to say the least!
The walk was quite varied and involved a fair bit of climb, but this meant that we did get some good views down the Dee valley.
Our only problem occurred around finding the path around Rhiw Goch Quarry, where I encountered far too much contact with Gorse (my knees still show the blood marks and it took the whole of the first half of the FA Cup semi-final for me to remove all the Gorse needles from my socks.
The best bit on the Rhiw Goch Quarry section of the walk was to encounter a group of teenagers on D of E, one of the group noticed that I had blood spattered knees and she asked me if I wanted a plaster, an unexpected and lovely gesture.
Birds seen and heard today included: Black-billed magpie, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Carrion crow, Raven, Common buzzard, Meadow pipit, Green woodpecker, Common pheasant, Winter wren, Stonechat, Pied wagtail, Willow warbler and Common blackbird.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Sun Inn at Rhewl, where Llangollen brews were on offer. This seems to be a punb linked with the Llangollen brewery, normally has at least two brews on offer. The new landlords have only been in for about a year, but their warm welcome can be recommended if every sense of the word!