Monthly Archives: April 2021
A Big thanks to Lorraine and others, in particular who has helped us walk all the way Chirk!
Walking through farmland. Walking south along the Dee most of the way as it curls its way North. We come accross Fenns, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses, a raised bog Site of Special Scientific Interest, almost certainly (nearly) as beautiful as our Cors Caron in Ceredigion. After which, we walk North and West around Ellesmere and towards Chirk, where we can sit in the Castle Grounds and enjoy the lovely views
A great week this week. Thanks to all those who have helped walk 42 miles through Rhyl and along the coast to Prestatyn until we start to see England across the Dee, passing the Point of Ayr Lighthouse and quietly walking through the Reserve at Point of Ayr, trying to catch a glimpse of a Curlew or Oster catcher or two. After that we enjoy the Dyffryn Maes Glas / Greenfield Valley Heritage Park with its history dating back to the Roman times, through the Industrial Revolution and into the 1980s. As the mouth of the Dee narrows we pass site of Connah’s Quay power station, Connah’s Quay, it’s self (named after the industrialist who helped build the main dock in the town) and around Hawarden Airport before the final run to the villages of Pulford and Lavister, putting our feet up near the grounds of Elizabethan manor house of Trevalyn Hall.
What a busy Week and Easter Weekend!
Loraine, Gwawr, Rachel, Charlotte, L, C, CB and GJB and more! all helped us walk 114 miles Towyn. We past the busy Port full of boats, crossed Afon Alaw, along the beautiful coast line, looking for some of the oldest rocks in Wales at Trwyn y Gadair. After a little rest, we walk through Cemaes, past the Coronation Tower of King Edward VII, The most Northerly part of North Wales! We leave Ynys Mon, passing through the villages and Towns of Amlwch, Moelfre, Benllech, walking around the enormous bay at Llanddona beach, passing the lighthouse at Penmon and seeing the rest of Wales in front of us.
Pausing the walk for a quick look around Beaumaris Castle before we cross the Menai Bridge and continue our walk North East towards Llandudno and the Great Orme, hoping to see some of the Town’s now (even more famous) goats.
Eventually we arrive at our destination of Towyn, and hope to see a view of the Isle of Man while we eat sandwiches on the beach