Setting off from the Ponderosa.
Is it really Summer?
On the right path to the radio mast.
David's Mistle Thrush.
Lunch time in Coed Llandegla.
At the Faraway signpost.
Distant views of Snowdonia.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.5 miles. Climb: 807'.
Time: 4 hours 28 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Annie, Tim, David S and Celia.
What a glorious day for walking this turned out to be, sunshine all day and occasionally a cooling breeze, especially as we walked through Coed Llandegla.
At times the tracks through the moorland areas weren't easy to find, and we ended up shortening the walk by a couple of miles or so, but with the temperatures well above 20 Celsius, no-one minded that we finished the walk a little earlier.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Red Lion at Penyffordd, where some of enjoyed a pint of Doombar as we sat outside, some in the shade and some still wanting more Sun!
We had good views whenever we found our self on open ground. The birds seen or heard today were only few, but we did see for the first time on a walk a couple of Black grouse.
Birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Wheatear, Meadow pipit, Winter wren, Chaffinch, Skylark, Common whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Mistle thrush and Black grouse.
A good walk and once again we finished with clean boots!