Rhuddlan Castle as we set off on the start of the walk.
Looking back towards Rhuddlan from the cycle track/ tarmac covered path.
Greylag in the foreground, but what about the other two? Greylag/Canada cross?
Male Goosander on the Brickfieldd Pond.
Coot on the Brickfieldd Pond.
Tufted duck on the Brickfieldd Pond.
Red breasted merganser on Rhyl Marine Lake.
Approaching Pont y Draig (Dragon Bridge) over the River Clwyd at Rhyl.
Male goosander on the River Clwyd in Rhyl Harbour.
Looking towards Rhyl from our lunch spot on the Foryd beach,
The Little Orme and the Great Orme as we left the coastal path to head back inland to Rhuddlan.
Black tailed godwits on the West bank of the River Clwyd, South east of the pumping station.
Walk stats: Distance:8.4 miles. Climb: 647' GPS wind assisted, but probably around 200'.
Time: 3 hours 45 minutes. On he move walking average: 2.8 m.p.h. (3.0 m.p.h. on my newest GPS). Overall walk average: 2.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Jim.
An early start today, as we set off before 09-30. The cool breeze ensured that walking in shorts was not the best option despite the ambient temperature being in double figures..
It was somewhat overcast as we set off towards Rhyl along the East side of the River Clwyd, with the cool breeze against us. We were quite glad to head for the Brickfields Nature Reserve, where we were sheltered for short time from the wind.
Even after arriving at the Rhyl Marine Lake it was a little early for lunch, so we headed for the beach at the Foryd.
We were able to sit on some rocks with the breakwater behind looking towards Rhyl not the worst view we have had during lunch. At this point the Sun came from behind the clouds, so it was pleasantly warm.
After lunch we had the muddy path along the dyke on the West bank to look foreword to. We decided to drop down to the rive bank below the the dyke and to a large extent it was a good decision, but our boots did need cleaning when we arrived home.
We were back at the car by 13-30, proof as Jim said, if there are only two walking we usually walk a little faster!
Birds seen or heard today included: common starling, Mallard, Little egret, Greylag, Canada goose, Eurasian curlew, Common redshank, Back headed gull, Herring gull Great black backed gull, Blue tit, Great tit, Common blackbird, Wigeon, Mute swan, Common redshank. Woodpigeon, Feral pigeon, Shelsduck, Black tailed godwit, Coot, Moorhen, Great cormorant, House sparrow, Red breasted merganser, Tufted duck, Lapwing and Grey heron.
Ater walk drinks were enjoyed at the Bluebell in Halkyn where Gwynt y Draig cider and Lees bitter went down well.
Overall an enjoyable walk with the added bonus that my boots only took ten minutes to clean!