The view from the Offa's Dyke Path looking over Ruthin towards Aran Benllyn, Cadair Idris, Arrenig Fawr and Snowdonia.
Moel y Gaer, showing our route of descent (seen on the extreme left of the picture!).
Part of the panorama, looking West from the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau.
On the gentle descent from the summit of Moel Famau.
Part of the ramparts on Moel y Gaer.
At the centre point in the Moel y Gaer Hillfort.
What plane is that?
A slightly better view - it's a C5 according to Roger or C150 Hercules according to David.
Walk stats: Distance: 6.5 miles. Climb: 1882'.
Time: 5 hours 1 minute. On the move walking average: 1.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.3 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Sue and Michel, Sheila, Phil, David S., Wendy and Tim.
The weather forecast for today was good and we set off knowing that it was going to dry, and hopefully would warm up after the cool start from Bwlck Penbarras. Thankfully it did and four of the sat in the warm sunshine on the top of Moel Famau as we looked over the Vale of Clwyd as we ate our lunch. The rest of the group for some reason sat on the opposite side of the tower in the shade with views towards Padeswood Cement Works!
The views today were superb in the morning where peaks as far as Cadair Idris could be seen as well as the Carneddau which still had pockets of snow in places.
The afternoon challenge was trying to find the route to Moel y Gaer Hillfort. It wasn't easy to find at first, and we had to do a little heather hopping before a definite path was found.
After visiting the hillfort, we decide to descend on the path that steeply decended the South western slope, not a route that I relish repeating!
Not a great variety of birds seen or heard today, but it was good to hear plent of Willow warblers and Chiffchaffs, and even better a Yellowhammer.
The birds seen or heard today included: Willow warbler, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer, Raven, Carrion crow, Chaffinch, Meadow pipit, Eurasian jay, Woodpigeon, Common kestral (David's pigeon!) and Common buzzard.
Overall, quite a challenging walk for David's first walk for over a month and Sheila's first walk with group.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn, where Purple Moose, Snowdonia Ale went down well as we sat outside, still in the sunshine.