The Afon Conwy at Llanrwst - the start of our walk today.
A pair of Goosanders on the Afon Conwy.
The waterfalls above Trefriw.
A section of the delightful woodland path on the South side of the Crafnat Valley.
The monument at Llyn Geirionydd.
Panorama of Llyn Geirionydd from the path above the road its East side.
Moel Siabiod from our lunch spot.
Snowdon from our lunch spot.
The mountains of Snowdonia from North east of Castell y Gwynt on the East side of Llyn Geirionydd.
The ancient church at Llanrhychwyn.
Lambs basking in the warm sunshine in fields South west of Llanrwst.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.2 miles. Climb: 1067'.
Time: 5 hours 9 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walking average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Roger.
What a glorious day for walking this turned out to be, not quite a shorts day, but pretty close. Plenty of sunshine, but rather a cool breeze that made it feel chilly when not in the sunshine.
Once we had started on the ascent to Llyn Geirionydd, the woodland path was delightful, and I'm sure we will do this walk again soon, probably at the end of May or beginning of June when the trees will be fully decked in their finery.
The views of Snowdonia from a point North east of Castell y Gwynt were superb. You could still see snow on the Snowdon and Crib Goch and the Carneddau too.
On days like this even the more remote often boggy areas seem beautiful. A few Spring flowers, including Primrose and Celandine were out in good numbers.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Goosander, Grey heron, Mute swan, Mallard, Woodpigeon, Carrion crow, European robin, Pied wagtail, Blue tit, Coal tit, Great tit, Goldfinch, Common blackbird, Common starling and Meadow pipit.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn, where Moorhouse's White Witch went down well as did the Nook Dry Cider.
Overall a great day out walking, pity about the rugby!