Looking towards Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre from the dam at the Southern end of the reservoir.
On the Eastern side of Llyn Brenig, with Heather on slopes on the West side.
Llyn Brenig viewed from its Northern end.
Distant peaks of Snowdonia.
Distant peaks of Snowdonia, possibly Y Garn and Tryfan.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.8 miles. Climb: 610'.
Time: 4 hours 23 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.6 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.2 m.p,h,
Group: Martyn, Mike and Roger.
This walk was a quickly rearranged walk, having decided that the planned "Three Lakes Walk", would probably meant trekking over very boggy terrain following the heavy and prolonged rain over the last week or so,
It was a little cool at the start, but we had good spells of warm sunshine, especially after lunch. What we didn't realise was that Denbigh Harriers had organised a race over the same route, but in the opposite direction to the way we went. Speaking to the winner afterwards he had taken under an hour to complete the distance that we took over four hours!
There were good numbers of men fishing, but we didn't actually see any being caught.
Lunch was taken in the bird hide just North of Boncyn Arian, but there weren't that many birds to see, and those we could see were a good way off. However we had a bench to sit on and we were sheltered from the cool North westerly wind.
Birds seen and heard today included: Chaffinch, Pied wagtail, Barn swallow, House martin, Mallard, Common coot, Tufted duck, Lesser black-backed gull, Great cormorant, Stonechat, Carrion crow and Common kestrel.
Distant views got better as the skies cleared, but only the peaks of Snowdonia came in to view, making them difficult to identify.
We arrived back at the car, having had a good enjoyable brisk walk, well brisk for me!
Our boots were relatively clean and we all had dry feet, so the decision to switch the walk was the right one, and we even got home in time to suffer watching the San Marino match on TV!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn, where once more the Crackin Rosie Perry went down well.