Walking above Trevor Rocks.
A male Stonechat singing as we descended from Trevor Rocks.
Looking towards the quarries and the Llantysilio Mountains.
The Eglwyseg Escarpment.
They took the high road, we took the low road!
Walk stats: Distance: 9.3 miles. Climb: 1197'.
Time: 5 hours 23 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie, Sue and Michel, Phil and David S.
This turned out to be a glorious day for walking, lots of sunshine, but times when the clouds took over, making sure we didn't overheat for long! In fact at times we also had a pleasant cooling breeze.
Always a good walk, but on a day like this, this is a walk that would be difficult to beat, with its high vantage point along the higher escarpment giving superb views in to the Dee Valley and the hills beyond, not to mention that the climb is minimal.
This turned out to be a special day for seeing birds of prey, five in all. Birds seen or heard today included: Sparrowhawk, Common kestrel, Common buzzard, Peregrine falcon, Red kite, Woodpigeon, Meadow pipit, Skylark, Stonechat, Redstart, Winter wren, Willow warbler, Carrion crow, Rook, Wheatear and Barn swallow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant yr Ochain at Gresford, where we were able to sit out enjoying our drinks. The Snowdonia Ale was back on form!