Greenfield Dock - the start of walk along the Coastal Path.
A reminder that the boats in Greenfield Dock are fishing boats.
Looking West from Bettisfield towards Greenfield.
Looking West towards Bettisfield.
Our first view of Flint Castle.
Flint Castle in the sunshine.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.0 miles. Climb: 168'.
Time: 4 hours 9 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Roger.
The forecast was for heavy rain in the morning, gradually clearing and becoming dry in the afternoon. This was just what we experienced with it raining quite heavily for the first five miles up to lunch time when the rain stopped and we finished the walk in bright sunshine.
We didn't linger much as we walked from Holywell through the Greenfield Heritage Park and on to the coast.
On the coastal section, the tide was still was still in quite close and it wasn't until we approached Flint Dock that the tide had ebbed significantly.
Birds seen or heard today included: Tufted duck, Moorhen, Common coot, Chaffinch, Common blackbird, Mute swan, Mallard, Black-headed gull, Herring gull, Little egret, Pied wagtail, Great tit, European robin, Linnet, Woodpigeon, Oystercatcher, Common redshank, Eurasion curlew, Great cormorant, Great black-backed gull, Grey heron, Common teal, Common starling, Jackdaw, Carrion crow and Shelduck.
After all the Seasonal excesses eight miles was enough, so we were happy to head for the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn. The wood burning fire gave us a warming welcome and the Snowdonia Ale went down well, as did the Sleighed Santa Cider.