Sunday, 3rd July 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Conwy Mountain
Start Point: Conwy Grid Reference:  
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Comments: Eleven travellers opted for the shorter walk on Sunday led by Bill Morgan. The description of the walk was ‘6 miles , up and down Conwy Mountain’. Well it proved to be much more interesting than that. The walk took us out of town along lanes and then foot paths with a gradual ascent. It was getting very warm and sunny, and a beautiful day , that only North Wales can summon up. Near the top of Conwy Hill we came across a group of ponies, unphased by our presence. One foal was taking advantage of it’s Mum for shade. At the top we stopped for a snack and had splendid views over the bay towards Llandudno and the Great Orme. W could have been in the Mediterranean as the sea was so blue and we had the temperatures too. Around us the slopes were covered in blueberries and purple heather in full bloom and the surrounding hills were beautiful.

On our descent we picked our way over rough tracks over what was said to be the remains of an Iron Age Fort but our Welsh wasn’t up to translating the information boards! The craggy outcrops were impressive though, and the steep drops to the valley below, but we were safe on a wide track by this time. We were spurred on by the sight of an ice cream van where we all had some kind of refreshment – mainly ice lollies but the ‘99’ (regular size) was enormous! The descent took us past some palatial properties and one had a beautiful garden running down to a pond, complete with Black Swan! What a life to live with those views. We arrived back into Conwy with time to go for a welcome lager and stroll around the town to see some of the Folk Festival and French Market on the quayside, and have a cup of tea and Barra Brith before heading back home. Thank you Bill for a wonderful day and Christine for the planning and organisation of the coach. A Grand Day Out.

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Ponies near the top of Conwy Mountain

 

Mediterranean views

 

Noise from busy road

 

Ann on the Edge!

 

A pleasant stroll past the cliffs

 

Rocky outcrops or Iron Age Fort

 

Welcome refreshments

 

What a garden with a view!

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