Looking back along the path from Pont Cyfyng.
Llyn y Foel.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.7 miles. Climb: 2498'.
Time: 6 hours 29 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike, Celia and Vicky.
The weather at the start was pretty good, but alas it didn't last and we were in cloud for the scramble up Daear Ddu and an hour of the descent, thankfully it wasn't cold.
Two Germans on holiday in the UK joined us for the scramble up to the summit and ended up staying with us for the whole walk.
On the descent, I realised that I should have cut my toe nails before setting off, so I had a painfully slow descent, with one of my toes still hurting the next day.
Not many birds seen or heard today, not helped when the frame of my glasses broke just as we reached the trig point, so anything more than a few metres away was just a blurr.
Overall a good walk, despite walking in low cloud for over an hour. Without the Memory Map GPS, find the path down to Capel Curig wouldn't have been easy, but with it we were able to get back on track.
Birds seen or heard today included: Barn swallow, House martin, Winter wren and Grey wagtail.
After walk drinks wee enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn