6 of us(Derek, Gary Walker, Ian Cuddy, Costel, Steve(Derek's mate) and myself) took part in the first 'Winter Walk' of the season. Started from Loggerheads Country Park car park at 9:15, after leaving a car at Bodfari. A very picturesque initial section took us along the bottom of a wooded limestone gorge. Then we crossed the river, climbed out of the gorge, and gradually worked our way up to Moel Famau, the highest peak of the Clwydian Range. From there we followed the ridge of the Clwydian Range northwestwards over Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau(both with prehistoric forts on top), and down to Bodfari.

Weather was dry and clear all day. Cloudy and quite windy early on, so it felt quite chilly on Moel Famau summit. Soon after that it turned sunny and less windy, so felt warmer. Coming down off the hills towards the end it felt like Summer.

Costel bought a 'self-serve' box of eggs from a farm passed on the way up, and manged to complete the walk without any breakages. Interest was added by trying to identify various species of mushrooms seen along the way(with Derek eating most of them).

We all stopped for a drink at the Downing Arms in Bodfari before heading home. A few pictures from the walk are on the photo page of the site - in the All Albums section

Ian

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Comment by Derek Kenyon on November 2, 2011 at 12:57

Top Day and yet another new interesting area.  I lookforward to the next one.

Thanks Derek

Comment by Gary Walker on November 1, 2011 at 18:39

God choice and beautiful scenery.  Thanks, Ian.  Also, someone left a light fleece in the boot.  Derek, I have your map - and, Ian, the book was in the car all the time!

Gary

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