First stop for Damsons!
Heading for Pant Myharan and the Clwydians.
At the foot of Moel Llech, but too early for lunch!
At the foot of Moel Llech and time for lunch
Is it art? Not according to Fran. "It's made of plastic and it wobbles."
Walk stats: Distance: 8.4 miles. Climb: 1393'.
Time: 5 hours 1 minute. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie, Sue and Michel, Celia, Fran and David S.
This was another glorious day for walking, although at times it was a little too warm, especially around mid-day. The views from the Offa's Dyke path over the Clwydians are always good, especially towards the Vale of Clwyd. Distant views were a little misty, and at no time could we see the mountains of Snowdonia.
After the circumnavigation of Moel Llanfair were ready for lunch, some more than others!
The treat of the day was provided by Roger (at least he carried them in his rucksack) were some Welsh cakes baked by Margaret. Thank you Margaret, we are all glad you forgot to buy biscuits from your holiday for your Nordic Walking Group. All enjoyed them, but Fran declared that they were best ever.
It was so pleasant at our lunch spot that we stayed for more than half an hour. Is this what happens when you become a real pensioner?
On the return route we took a path from near Bryn Isaf Farm to Llwyn Isaf before heading South to Graig and the path through the woods to Graigfechan.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common crow, Meadow pipit, Goldfinch, Raven, Jackdaw, Common buzzard, Peregrine falcon and Black-billed magpie.
Overall a good walk and long enough on a warm day like today.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the We Three Loggerheads where the only beer on offer today was Black Sheep bitter, which wasn't quite at its best!