Looking towards the Eglwyseg Escarpments from above World's End.
Heading across the the first section of moorland.
Still crossing the moorland.
The Eglwyseg Escarpments ahead.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.0 miles. Climb: 1792'.(probably a little high).
Time: 5 hours 54 minutes, On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Sue and Dave P., Paul, Tim and Carol Herbstrick.
It didn't start well, as we arrived to find that the car park was closed, and had been for some years! We managed to squeeze four cars in area off the road opposite the gate to the old car park, but part of this area was very muddy, so much so that at the end of the day we had to give Phil a push to help him get out of the muddy area where his wheels were slipping!
The weather wasn't brilliant either, with very short showers on and off for most of the time before lunch. The walk along the Eglwyseg Escarpments, we had done before, and is always a good part of any walk with its dramatic views along the valley.
The walk across Ruabon Mountain towards the Frozen Clock was new to us, and finding the path was our first problem. For some this moorland crossing became a bit of a trudge, especially as they were hankering after a lunch spot. Some good views towards the Cheshire Plain were had s we descended towards Frozen Clock, our lunch spot for the day.
The final section of moorland from the Mountain Lodge back to the World's End road, was at times a challenge to the waterproofness of our boots. Thankfully no-one complained about wet feet!
Birds seen or heard today included: Stonechat, Winter wren, Meadow pipit, Red grouse, Common pheasant, Barn swallow, Carion crow, Raven and Hen harrier.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant-yr-Ochain at Gresford, where Purple Moose, Snowdonia Ale was the refreshing pint that many of us needed.