Friday, 29 July 2011


With the weather still very sunny and warm me and Julie took in this walk after she had finished work for the day.Starting at 4 pm for the village of Cilcain we took to the deserted lanes and immediately got swamped by flies,i dropped my bag and grabbed the deet and sprayed us quickly and the flies disappeared.I love this walk but it's the worst one for getting attacked by flies,always has been.Anyway passing to 2 new lay-bys we got our first glimpse of Moel Famau in the distance.

Although it turned cloudy it was very warm,we walked in t-shirts and shorts.We had a break on "Edgar's" bench,taking in the great view and peace and quiet.Top reservoir and Jubilee Tower below.

When we reached the bwlch we had a great view of the distant Snowdonia mountain's.

Our next stop was on top of Moel Dywyll,a lovely hot drink of tea.I have never seen the distant mountain's looking so clear,from left to right i could see the Berwyn's,the Aran's,the Cadair Idris range,the Arenig's,the Moelwynion,the Nantlle,Moel Siabod,Yr Wyddfa,the Glderau,my beloved Tryfan,the Carneddau and the Great and Little Orme.Moel Dywyll's cairn with Moel Famau looming large.

The last steep climb to the summit of Moel Famau and the sun is shining down on a deserted Jubilee Tower.

What a contrast to our last visit on a saturday afternoon where there were hundreds on the summit.

A few last photo's of Eryri before we headed back to Cilcain.

Steeply down along side the forest and onto the lane that leads to Cilcain the flies decided to pay us another visit so i quickly sprayed us again and we had a trouble free walk back to the car.6 miles and 1,350 feet of ascent.

MILEAGE      277
ASCENT       66,550
TOPS            73.

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