In the wooded Nant y Pandy Valley.
Leading the way up the Nant y Pandy Valley.
At the start of the tramway at the Deeside Quarry.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.5 miles. Climb: 1057'.
Time: 4 hours 43 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.6 m.p.h. (I must be allowing too much time for lunch!)
Group: Martyn, Roger, David S, Mike and Tim.
Once again we set off in our waterproofs, expecting the rain to start soon. In fact we didn't need to put on waterproofs until after lunch when we were heading in to low cloud around Moel Fferna Quarry. Despite the overcast nature, we did get good views early on in the walk and then as we descended towards Glyndyfrdwy. In fact we did get a good view of the steam engine as it left Carrog heading for Llangollen. To us it seemed like a blue Thomas the Tank Engine pulling five coaches.
Lunch was taken quite early today, just before we climbed up the tramway to the Moel Fferna Quarry, going any higher would have meant that we would have been in cloud!
We missed out Moel Fferna today as everyone agreed that Moel Fferna in cloud or mist isn't any fun!
Despite the fact that we had only done 7.5 miles, most thought that today it was enough.
Birds sen or heard today included: Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Raven, Carrion crow, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Barn swallow, Mistle thrush, Common whitethroat, Meadow pipit, Stonechat, Greylag goose, Mallard and Cuckoo.
After walk drinks were enjoyed in the warm surroundings of the Berwyn Arms at Glyndyfrdwy. The beer of choice was Banks's "Bog Standard Bitter". An enjoyable beer at only 3.6%.