"Come on Mum, stop running away, I want a drink!"
Our approach to Bryn Alyn.
Moel Famau from West of Tir-y-coed.
Moel Findeg, approaching from South east.
The panorama from Moel Findeg, looking towards the Moel Famau and the Clwydian Hills.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.5 miles. Climb: 1859' (GPS slightly wind assisted reading).
Time: 5 hours 23 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Roger.
Another good day for walking, mostly sunny with a cooling breeze at times (too cool for some!). The views today were superb, especially on Bryn Alyn and Moel Findeg. The latter gave us a 360 degree panorama.
Heading over Bryn Alyn, we encountered a man carrying a shovel and measuring pole. He turned out to be a local enthusiast investigating some of the Bronze age burial sites in the area.
Lunch was taken along side a pool towards the North end of Tir-y-coed, where several pieces of tree trunk had been placed as perfect seats, allowing us to rest our weary legs for a while.
The climb up Moel Findeg from the Maeshafn road is always a bit of a pull, but at least today we had the breeze assisting us, and the views from the summit were worth the effort needed to get there.
We even managed to make it as far as Deborah's Well, but for the second time today I didn't look at the route description and we followed the path signposted "Loggerheads", when the shorter route described was to head towards Cadole and the Cholomendy Arms.
We arrived back at the car, knowing we had had a good walk in almost ideal walking conditions (for me at least - only one handkerchief needed and that for normal use only!).
Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Great tit, House sparrow, Wood nuthatch, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler (the first I have heard in 2015), Jackdaw, Wheatear, Chaffinch, Carrion crow, Common blackbird, Mistle thrush and Rook.
After walk drinks were enjoye at the Cholomendy Arms, where a Great Orme Brewery and Hadrian's Brewery beers went down well.
The Cholomendy Arms has had lots of work done, both on the inside and on the outside, and as ever there is always a warm welcome by the landlady.