Early views of the Great Orme.
A grey day on the Great Orme!
looking over the Old Colwyn Golf Course towards the improving weather on the Great Orme.
Lunch in the sunshine on Mynydd Marian.
Elegant energy providers off the North Wales coast.
Panorama from Mynydd Marian.
"Everywhere I look, the Sun is in my eyes."
Craig y Forwyn.
Cefn yr Ogof and Rhyd-y-foel from the path East of Ctraig y Forwyn.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.9 miles. 832'.
Time: 4 hours 28 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Paul.
Overall this proved to be a superb day for walking. On the cool side to start with as we walked along the coast towards Colwyn Bay with the Sun shining, but the railway embankment causing a show to be cast over us.
Once we had emerged from the Fairy Glen onto the Old Colwyn Golf Course we in sunshine all day.
As we climbed the views towards the coast were stunning, even in North wales the sea appears blue on days like this!
As w approached Llysfaen, we passed through the industrial site that is now home to the Conwy Brewery, a site that is now pleasant to walk through, in contrast to earlier times when a double glazing operator was there!
Lunch was taken appropriately on Mynydd Marian, where we took advantage of large stones placed on the boundary near the trig point. We had good views towards the coast and Snowdonia on one side and the coast to Abergele and Rhyl in the opposite direction. Had we gone a little further we would have had the choice of two benches on which sit and enjoy views to the West as we had lunch!
The rest of the walk was along the North Wales Path along delightful paths contouring around the limestone escarpments East of Llysfaen and Craig y Forwyn.
My only regret was the fact that I removed my jacket for lunch, but failed to put my jacket in my rucksack for the rest of the day!
Birds seen or heard today included: Herring gull, Great cormorant, Great spotted woodpecker, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Grey wagtail, Common blackbird, Redwing and Winter wren.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue bell Inn at Halkyn where Castle Rock Pale Heights and two of the real ciders on offer went down well.
Overall this was a really good walk, almost perfect - much appreciated by everyone, especially Celia.