Part of the Lower Mills at the Greenfield Valley Heritage Park.
St. Winifred's Well, Holywell.
"What are we waiting for?"
Some bloke in the way with a camera!
The view from our lunch spot.
A closer view of our the natural harbour from our lunch spot.
Another case of "why are we waiting again?"
Answer: Your leader went a different way!
Walk stats: Distance: 8.5 miles. Climb: 987'.
Time: 4 hours 58 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Annie, Roger, Phil, David S., Celia and Tim.
Another good day for walking, warm and dry and occasionally a delightful cooling breeze.
This is a roller coaster of a walk, in that we started the gentle climb from the coast road to Holywell, back down to the coastal road only to climb back up to Holywell before descending along the old railway track back to the Greenfield Valley Heritage Car park.
It was good to see that work has been done on the path through Coed Llwybr-y-bi, and we ascended a set of steps that we had always missed on previous visits! It was good to see that on other parts of the route new kissing gates and improvements on steps had been done.
However after lunch we had difficulty getting over one stile that was overgrown with vegetation and some awkward barbed wire. We should have looked at Dave Berry's description rather than the OS Map!
Birds seen or heard today included: Common coot, Mallard, Great cormorant, Grey wagtail (pointed out by Sue), Moorhen, Common blackbird, Woodpigeon, Common starling, Jackdaw, Common crow, Rook, Black-billed magpie, House sparrow, House martin (about 50 over the mill pond in Greenfield Heritage Park) and Common buzzard.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell in Halkyn, where Blue Bell Bitter (brewed by Facers) went down well and Tim even had a pint of a special lager recommended by Celia! Two Trees cider went down well at home, despite the container "exploding" in Michel's car on the way home! Sorry Michel, I'll have to get a new carrier bag, one that is leak proof!