Thursday, 27 December 2012

Bryn Alyn on Boxing Day

For Boxing Day we had planned to go a bit further afield into Snowdonia, but the combination of a little lie in, preparing for my family visiting later in the day and rain forecast later, we decided to stay local and do a walk that I had never done, Sharon having done bits of it, starting at the little village of Llanferres and walking  a 7 mile walk around Bryn Alyn and Moel Findeg. This was a great leisurely walk with great views of the Clwyddian range down to Moel Famau. There was hardly a soul about, the weather stayed dry until we had come down from Nercwys, but the rain started so we made a short detour back and never made Moel Findeg, thank fully we did as an hour later it was pouring down. I gave my camera a rest today, and I must admit it was quite nice without the additional weight, Sharons little Panasonic Lumix taking some great pictures....... Gary.

Sharon and Holly as we climb Bryn Alyn


Moel Famau in the distance


Nearing the top of Bryn Alyn


Lots of Limestone pavement at the top of Bryn Alyn


The Clwyddian hills down to Moel Famau


Moel Famau


A dodgy summit photo with the self timer, Holly never sits still!!


lots of limestone outcrops


this place has a real Mole problem!!


Tough sheep in Wales, this flock stood their ground ganging up on Holly


Lovely through the Conifer woods


Lunch stop, note my new Christmas present off Sharon, Rab down jacket, absolutely love it!!



Not long after the rain started and we decided to head back, we were so glad we did, as within no time it was pouring down again!!

todays route

route 26.12.12


  1. A great time on the hills. And we know what Sharon bought you, but what did you get her?

    1. take a look here Bob !!

  2. It's such a pleasure to be allowed to peek in at your beautiful country and be "part of" such a great relationship as well!! Happy New Year to you both!! ( and of course Holly & the rest of the family as well! ). Happy trails!!

  3. A great walk you all had. Beautiful scenery; makes me want to get back to Wales ASAP!
    I love that summit photo. A great moment.
    All the best to you both, and Holly, for the new year.