Heather covered hillsides - looking across the car park towards Moel Famau.
On Offa's Dyke Footpath on the North side of Moel Fenlli.
Male Stonechat on Heather North side of Moel Fenlli.
Moel famau rom the Norther ramparts on Moel Fennli.
At the cairn in the centre of Moel Fenlli.
Foel Fenlli from the South side of Cwm Blaennant.
Foel Fenlli from the South side of Cwm Blaennant just three minutes later.
It's good to be back in sunshine.
Walk stats: Distance: 6.9 miles. Climb: 1350'.
Time: 4 hours 24 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia, Paul and Scrumble.
The forecast was for it to be dry in the morning with rain coming in after mid-day. The walk upto the top of the hill fort was warm and sunny, but as we approached the A494 Mold to Ruthin road we heard our first clap of thunder and it wasn't long before it was raining quite heavily.
The views from the hill fort were good and w could see as far as the coast near Prestatyn with its offshore wind turbines.
We ended up having lunch sheltering in the Wernog wood, and probably stayed a little longer than usual. This was to no avail as it never stopped raining for the rest of the walk, save for a few minutes as we passed Llys frm on the North side of Cwm Blannant. At least the rain wasn't cold and as we climbed the road past Half-Way House to Bwlch Penbarra the views began to open up again.
Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Meadow pipit, Winter wren, Barn swallow, Stonechat and Common buzzard.
We arrived back at the car, having enjoyed the walk despite the rain, but grateful that we had dry clothing to change into.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Druids Inn at Llanferres, where sat outside, basking in the warm sunshine, admiring the view across the road to Bryn Alyn. Celia was pleased to be reunited with her new fleece and Paul hoped that Scrumble would dry off in the Sun so that his car wouldn't smell too much of wet dog!
Tea and coffee and Bank's Sunbeam went down well, but we must note that in future the Druid's Inn closes at 15-00. We were thankful that the bar person served us despite it being 15095 by the time we got there.