Newtown Mountain Forest Larches showing Autumnal colours.
Looking at the various family memorials to a local farming community.
The view of Pant-glas Reservoir from our lunch spot.
Our lunch spot - two very welcome benches.
The gorse bush between Phil and Michel has since been cut down to size!
Time: 4 hours 0 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overallwalk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia, Sue and Michel, Annie an Phil.
The weather today was somewhat overcast and although it never rained there was always a sort of dampness in the air. However it wasn't cold and I found it more comfortable when I wasn't wearing my fleece, the rest of the group declined testing my observations. As expected with low lying cloud clinging to the higher ground our views were somewhat limited until after lunch we had good views across the two main reservoirs.
Lunch was taken at 12-00 as we came across, not one but two benches on the roadside overlooking Pant-glas Reservoir. As Annie was one year younger earlier in the week, she kindly presented us with chocolate biscuits.
As the prospect of good views from the moors was very unlikely, we decided to miss out the Fron-deg loop and headed back to Rhosllanerchrugog via Llwyneinion Wood. This meant we arrived back at the car a little earlie than expected.
Birds seen or hard today included: House sparrow, Common blackbird, Common starling, Great tit, Goldfinch, Jackdaw, Common pheasant, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Red-legged partridge, Carrion crow and Redwing.
Overall an enjoyable walk, and perhaps one we should attempt again in Summer conditions!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Trevor Arms, Marford, where Theakston's Bitter and Hogoblin were on offer. The latter was better.