Thursday, 24 May 2012

#33.MOEL MORFYDD.23-5-12.

Parking by the Hebron Chapel in Rhewl i met Howie and Clive for a short walk on a blisteringly hot day.Leaving the village i was again dismayed to see another of my favourite boozer's shut down,The Sun.

At the fork we generally go right and aim for the drover's lane but today we went left to visit the small hill of Graig-ddu,seen below.

It was only a short steep pull up but on this hot day we were soon sweating a lot.The view's weren't the best as it was very hazy but with the sun behind us we had a decent view across to Moel Morfydd,our high point of the day.

One of Howie's friend's had said there might be some low flying today and within 5 minutes of leaving Graig-ddu a Hercules Transported flew low behind the hill,we would of had a great view of it had we still been on top of it.Skirting below Moel Morfydd a farmer was out feeding his flock of sheep and we had to wait as dozen's ran off the hill across us to where the farmer was putting the food out.Passing a large walking group we sat above Cwm-tydi and had a break with a great view down the Dee Valley and a glimpse of the Llangollen Steam Train chugging along.Picking up the Bryneglwys to Glyndyfrdwy road for a short distance we now hit a very steep section of rutted path that lead's to the summit of Moel Morfydd.As we gained height we could pick out lot's of other mountain's,the Arenig's,the Berwyn's,Yr Wyddfa,the Glyder's,Tryfan and the Carneddau.Soon we reached the summit and it's trig point.

We walked down and over Moel y Gaer and at the col turned left and headed back to Rhewl.This lane gave us a great view to the hill's we had just walked.

Maesyrychen Mountain from the lane.

Once we changed at the car we drove to the Chainbridge Hotel for a drink passing the large group we had seen earlier,they even had a drink with us when they too turned up at the hotel as it turned out i knew some of them from year's ago.We walked 6 mile today with 2,000 feet of ascent.

MILEAGE          229.5
ASCENT           54,500
TOPS                57.

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