PRESTATYN RAMBLING CLUB
NEXT WEEKS WALK
THURSDAY April 27th
Walk 1. "Little Orme" Grade 3. 7 miles Start 9 am Leader Monica Martin
SUNDAY April 30th
Walk 1. Gyrn Goch Leader Paul Edwards grade 1. 7 miles start 0800hrs
Walk 2. Llyn Elsi Leader David Lloyd grade 3. 8 miles start 0830hrs.
Perfect weather conditions on Sunday, April 23rd, found Prestatyn Ramblers heading into our beautiful Clwydian Hills where Amanda Jones led the twenty strong group on a nine mile, moderate grade route, commencing from Cilcain.
The first stages of the walk required a steep climb up to the 1850 foot summit of Moel Famau with the morning break taken at the base of the historic Jubilee tower constructed by local residents to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of King George the Third.
The walkers continued their journey by following the Offas Dyke Path in a Northerly direction before taking a track descending the mountainside in the direction of Llangynhafal. Lunch was enjoyed in the sunshine on the hillside from where the group followed a path taking them around the mountainside. On the way the walkers were able to visit a number of long disused hillside farm houses which had been occupied by hill farmers until the arrival of a water supply, and later electricity, in the nearby village encouraged them to relocate to much more comfortable homes leaving these isolated buildings as interesting remnants of a bygone age.
It was now time for the walkers to face another challenging climb up to the foot of Moel Arthur and having achieved some 2500 feet of ascent during the day finally heading across the hillside to the end of their walk.
Prestatyn Rambling Club welcome new walkers, photographs of recent events together with membership details and the forthcoming programme can be found on our website http://www.prestatynramblingclub.org.uk
Hugh Irving. 23.4.17
1. Video of Rescue by Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation
2.Windermere Boat trip.
4.One day at Fort William
5. Niederau Austria Holiday on the mountains.