Heading North East from Llansannan.
On the track through Coed Mawr.
Crossing the Afon Deunant on the footbridge East of Penglogor
The view across the Afon Deunant Valley.
looking East towards Mynydd Tryfan.
The new bridge over the Aled near Ponty Nant, South of Llansannan.
The Memorial in the centre bof Llansannan.
A second memorial in Llansannan.
Walk Stats: Distance: 8.2 miles. Climb: 1130'.
Time: 4 hours 30 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel Jim. David S, Mike and Ed.
We had a late start today as the A55 was closed in both directions between Halkyn and Caerwys, so our route to Llansannan had to be modified.
The morning stated well and we set off in pleasant sunshine, but alas it only lasted until about 13-00 and from then on there was always a dampness in the air. However it was never enough to force me to put on waterproofs.
Although we have done this walk several times before, we missed one turning, but managed to carry on and rejoin the described route at the footbridge East of Penglogor.
The morning walk had been quite a pleasant stroll and we decided to take an early lunch just south of Penglogor as it was still dry and we anticipated rain arriving soon.
The woodland path on the East side of the Afon Aled is quite a delightful approach to to Llansannan from the South.
Birds seen or heard today included: Barn swallow, Goldfinch, Common buzzard, Eurasian jay, Robin (dead) and Chiffchaff (dead).
Overall an enjoyable walk, despite the weather not being at its best.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn, where locally brewed Blue Bell Bitter and Wicked Bee Cider were sampled.