Sunday, 3rd June 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Conwy town walls, Marina, Castell Caer Leion, Penmaen-Bach, Allt-Wen, Sychnant Pass, Stone circle, Mount Pleasant
Start Point: Conwy Grid Reference: SH 781 774
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: A warm sunny day with a slight breeze on the summits
Comments: Sixteen walkers were well rewarded with superb weather and wonderful views. The walk had a hesitant start due to the leader being unable to find his way out of the station. However, once this obstacle was overcome a very enjoyable day was had by all.

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Just arrived and sorting out arrangements

 

The walk started on the wall . . .

 

around Conwy

 

Conwy Castle with the road bridge and the old Telford bridge behind it

 

View over Afon Conwy from the walls

 

Climbing Conwy Mountain

 

Stop for coffee . . .

 

with the Great Orme in view

 

Then on to the first peak of Conwy Mountain

 

group of ponies (wild?) . . .

 

and bell heather on Conwy Mountain

 

The first of two iron age forts that we walked through

 

Looking towards Allt-Wen

 

Ray leads the group down from All-Wen

 

Heading towards Penmaen-Bach . . .

 

and descending from it

 

Looking back to Penmaen-Bach

 

Lunch with view over . . .

 

the Sychnant Pass

 

Another group crossed the skyline

 

A different type of stile

 

Stone circle on Cefn Llechen

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