Tuesday, 31 January 2012
#7.LLANTYSILIO MOUNTAINS from the PONDEROSA.31-1-12.
A short walk today starting from the Ponderosa and taking in the 4 top's of the Llantysilio Mountain's.The temperature was minus 2 degree's celcius and misty as i left the car with a little bit of snow on the ground.
It only took me 15 minutes to reach the unmarked summit of Moel y Faen seen below.
Next up was Moel y Gamelin about 1 mile away which i reached in 20 minutes.The high point today at 1,983 feet tall.
Not hanging around at the summit as the view's were non existant and it was bitterly cold in the wind i set off to Moel y Gaer,seen below,down the horrible scree slope made worse today with the snow and ice.I reached the summit in 20 minutes.
Next up is the fourth summit of Moel Morfydd which i reached in 15 minutes.It had only taken me 1 hour and 10 minutes to reach the trig point on Moel Morfydd,a distance of 2.7 miles but a quick time considering the condition's.
I retraced my step's over the iron age hillfort of Moel y Gaer to the bwlch where the Clwydian Way crosses it,seen below.
I now headed north contouring below Gribin Oernant and came across this old car seat at the side of the path.
On reaching the boundary wall of the Plas-yn-Rhos farm i headed east past the disused quarry.
Leaving the field i reached the minor road near Plas Norway.
This left me with a 1 mile walk back to my car.A distance of 6 mile was walked with 1,800 feet of ascent.