Llyn Aled from its Western moor.
"Does the description tell you what it is written on the boundary stone?
A clearer view - Hiraethog Esgynfa Gwgan it is even labelled on the OS map.
Heading for the sheep pen across the western flanks of Moel y Gaseg-wen.
"Bird watching again at Hafod -gau! I might as well stop and have a rest."
Back on moorland heading for Ty-nant.
On road to Aled Isaf.
Eurasian curlew that accompanied us as we walked on the road on the East side of Aled Isaf.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.5 miles. Climb: 842'.
Time: 4 hours 48 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Ed.
We set off from Llyn Aled, expecting to get showers at some time during the day, but with fairly strong winds around we anticipated that any showers would be brief. In fact we were luck enough to complete the whole walk without putting on our waterproofs. We did get a little rain on the last leg of the walk with Llyn Aled is sight and we did think about putting waterproofs on, but it wasn't even enough for Ed to put his umbrella up!
As ever across this moorland, following the exact line of the "path" wasn't easy and we ended up going through some quite long reedy grass - thankfully skin dries quicker wet trouser legs!
Distant views weren't very good, with clouds hiding the higher peaks of Snowdonia described in the walk description.
Throughout the morning Skylarks were singing over the moors. Skylark numbers may be declining, but here on the Denbigh Moors they seemed to be everywhere. There seemed to be plenty of Meadow pipits. We were lucky enough to see a Brow hare at it raced across the moorland.
Lunch was taken on the track side, just before we took the path leading to Hafod-gau. The Sun came out briefly, but soon disappeared and encouraged us not to linger too long.
As we crossed Foel Lwyd we heard the call of Eurasian curlew for the first time on the walk and from then on there seemed to lots of them.
It was well after lunch before we saw anyone, and then it wasn't a walker. In fact it was a farmer checking his sheep for maggots, the very hot weather of last week had made them very vulnerable to attack by certain flies. If not removed and the sheep treated we were informed that the sheep may not survive. We were then treated to being shown a ewe that had been attacked - not a pretty sight- I'm glad I wasn't having lamb for dinner tonight.
We arrived back at the car having had a really good walk across relatively wild moorland and still dry!
Birds seen or heard today included: Skylark, Meadow pipit, Eurasian curlew, Pied wagtail, Carrion crow, Raven, Lesser black back gull, Barn swallow and Common buzzard.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn where one of the ciders went down well.