Sunday, 23 April 2017

Bulkeley Hill

Trying Bulkeley Hill again and hoping it doesn't start raining half way round.

Bulkeley Hill elevation

Bulkeley Hill route
Very bright.

Cows in a field

Cows queuing

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Abbey Village

Walk from Abbey Village around Darwen Tower.

Abbey Village elevation

Abbey Village route

Nothing too interesting but the woods by the reservoir at the beginning were full of birds, including a Blackcap singing.

Path through the woods

Blackcap male

Blackcap male

Robin

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Llangollen

The extended Llangollen walk.

Llangollen elevation

Llangollen route

The camping ground by the old Abbey was full of sheep including a lost lamb. Hot and bright but with some clouds to stop it being oppressive.

Lost Lamb

Castel Dinas Bran from Velvet Hill

Castell Dinas Bran from Velvet Hill

Auricularia auricula-judae (Jew's Ear fungus)

Creigiau Eglwyseg

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Moel Famau

A walk from Moel Arthur to Moel Famau and beyond.

Moel Famau elevation

Moel Famau route

Very cool and blowing a gale on the tops. Wish I hadn't worn my shorts!

Moel Arthur in the morning (only car in the car park is ours)

Coastguard helicopter

View from Moel Famau summit

Spring lambs sunbathing

View over the valley

View from the Moel Famau Jubilee Tower (before being blown away)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Harrock Hill

An unspectacular day around Harrock Hill.

Harrock Hill elevation

Harrock Hill route
Grey, overcast, misty and very, very muddy in places.

Misty fields

Muddy paths

Even muddier paths

Spring flowers coming in

Corridor of roly-polies

Sheep

Sunday, 5 February 2017

White Nancy

A revisit of White Nancy.

White Nancy elevation

White Nancy route
Starting from Tegg's Nose...

Sunrise from Tegg's Nose car park

Plume of smoke

Sun reflecting in Teggsnose reservoir

Hungry, hungry sheep

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Bulkeley Hill

Another cold and grey day round Bulkeley Hill.

Bulkeley Hill elevation

Bulkily Hill route
Contrary to the forecast it got progressively more drizzly until we gave up half way round and headed back. Where it stopped raining, naturally.

Is there anything out there?

Man who stares at fungus

More mirk

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Llangollen

Doing the short version of Llangollen, but this time in reverse for a change (get the steep bit over at the beginning).

Llangollen route

Llangollen elevation
Grey, overcast and even the sheep weren't cooperating.

Sheep by the Castel

Misty valley

Another uncooperative sheep at the Castel

So much quieter than the afternoon crowd

Ready for the steep bit down