After a heavy night at the brother-in-law's birthday party on friday night and being hung over all day saturday we decided to get out of the house and do a local walk on sunday as the weather was set fair.Parking below Castell Dinas Bran (Crow Castle) we followed the Offa's Dyke path with good view's down to the Dee Valley.
And to the Llantysilio Mountain's.
Passing Tan-y-castell Farm the view back to the castle is nice.
On this beautiful morning the lane was a hive of activity,lot's of cyclist's and walker's setting off,load's of sheep and rabbit's feeding,lot's of bird's chirping away and i was amazed at the wild flower's on the grass verges,the Early Purple Orchid which was abundant taking my eye.
Passing Dinbren isaf we got our first glimpse of Eglwyseg,the limestone cliff's that we would be walking above on our return.
The Offa's Dyke path leaves the road and skirt's above Rock Farm on a lane and lead's to a scree path that contour's below the Eglwyseg.
Below the next photo's are all taken from the scree path.
Ty Canol below.
The path now enter's a small wooden area near World's End with our first view of Craig y Forwyn.
Arriving at World's End we had a break on the bench and i found my 500th geo-cache here the other side of the ford.
We left the Offa's Dyke path and followed the small stream uphill to reach the cliff's above Craig y Cythraul.
We now followed a faint path that stay's close to the cliff edge for our return to the car.
Looking across to the Llantysilio Mountain's and the Ponderosa Cafe i could clearly see the high mountain's of Snowdonia so i zoomed in on Tryfan which is 35 miles away as the crow flies.
Julie's Plantar Fasciitus was hurting so we descended via the boulder field down to Rock Farm and picked up the Offa's Dyke Path for our return back to the car.
Below,looking back up to our descent route.
View to Castell Dinas Bran on our return.
This cracking little walk was 8.5 mile long with 2,150 feet of ascent.