Friday, 30 November 2018

Moel Famau

Moel Famau from Cilcain.
Moel Famau elevation

Moel Famau route
A bit of sunrise broke through the cloud early on. Very misty and cloudy, particularly up on the hills.
Red Sky in Morning, Sheep Still Yawning

Mists in the valleys

Foggy forest near Moel Famau

Foggy forest (No bears, wolves or witches. This time.)

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Abbey Village

Abbey Village walk, with the diversion around the broken paths in the woods.
Abbey Village elevation

Abbey Village route
Blowing fierce winds on the moors. A quick lunch next to the reservoir beset on all sides by unruly dogs after our pork pies. Then home to defrost.
Jubilee Tower

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Ceiriog

A new walk around Ceiriog, down a bit from Llangollen.
Ceiriog elevation

Ceiriog route
Good job we had a map, gps and guide book. Very few footpath markers or signs anywhere.
Started off chilly, with ice and frozen puddles and a stiff breeze on the hills. Very bright sunshine most of the day.
Sheep Trek

Woods on a hill

Track leading off to somewhere

Big clouds over bracken and fields

Sheep grazing under berries

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Delamere Forest

Walk around Delamere Forest. Starting from Yeld Lane because the usual car park is shut before 8am, apparently.
Delamere forest elevation

Delamere forest route
A bit of a chilly start and a little bit of orange dawn. The moss was still and flat as usual.
Stone circle on the hill overlooking Delamere forest

Looking out towards the Peak District

Cloudy skies over Blakemere Moss

Panorama of Blakmere Moss

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Moel Arthur

Moel Arthur to Moel y Parc and back.
Moel Arthur elevation

Moel Arthur route

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Llangollen

Llangollen and Velvet Hill but taking a bit of a diversion up the side of Eglwyseg.
Llangollen elevation

Llangollen route

View from near Bryn Goleu

Beefy bottoms

View from Castell Dinas Bran

Bales going by the lunch spot

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Lingmoor

Lingmoor
Lingmoor elevation

Lingmoor route
A wander around Lingmoor and Little Langdale.
Chapel Stile from Lingmoor

Side Pike

Langdale Pikes

Brown Lamb

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Anglezarke

A walk around Anglezarke and Rivington reservoirs.
Anglezarke elevation

Anglezarke route
An area we usually avoid because it's so soggy but not in this weather.
Met a great convoy of sheep heading along the path.
Sheep on a mission

Cautious sheep

Lush vegetation around the pond in White Coppice

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Moel Arthur

Moel Arthur to Penycloddiau and on round Fron Haul but coming back via Moel y Parc.
Moel Arthur elevation

Moel Arthur route
Last year the hills were carpeted in flowering heather but the drought and heat had left everything dry, brown and withered. The day started cloudy with the top of Moel Arthur covered in fog. This cleared to another hot, dry day.
Moel Arthur in fog

Sheep searching in vain for green grass

Heather being cut on the Moel Llys-y-coed

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Moel Famau

A walk from Cilcain to Moel Famau, round the forest, back up Moel Famau then the long way back by Moel Dywyll.
Moel Famau elevation

Moel Famau route
Blazing sun and boiling hot. Had to have lunch under an umbrella it was so fierce.
View over the valley