Stretching out on the West side of Coed y Parc, but thankfully not in the wood!
Panorama from our lunch spot on Craig Adwy-wynt. (North - East - South)
A fine view of the Clwydian Hills.
Another view of Nantclwyd Hall.
Looking North east from the Llanelidan road toward the Vale of Clwyd.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.5 miles. Climb: 640'.
Time: 4 hours 13 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, and David S.
This turned out to be a good day for walking in that it was bright and sunny all day, but at times the humidity made it a little uncomfortable, but then there was those delightful moments when the North east cooling breeze showed itself!
This is a very varied walk in this part of the Vale of Clwyd, with sections on higher parts of the valley looking down and other parts walking along the valley bottom.
Parts of the walk made me feel guilty as we walked close to sheep sheltering in the shade, that then moved into the sun as we approached instead of staying put!
This was definitely a day for buzzards, it seemed that everywhere we walked we saw a buzzard.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common swift, House martin, Barn swallow, Common blackbird, Blue tit, Winter wren and Mute swan.
Overall an enjoyable walk, shorter than usual, but we decided not to explore the Afon y Maes valley and head for a refreshing drink instead!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn, where several brews were sampled, from the Hawkshead, Three Tuns and Monty's breweries.