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Hugo

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Re: Walking
« Reply #2010 on: April 14, 2019, 02:40:43 PM »
Yesterday Tellytubby, Rhuddlan and I did a walk in the Dyserth area and we all met at the car park at the far end of the village where the old railway station used to be..   We dropped down to the Afon Ffyddion and followed it downstream, walking past the masses of wild garlic that were only just coming into flower and headed for a spot that is so peaceful and tranquil that I never get fed up of visiting the place.     The cliffs,  cave systems and the fast flowing river make it a place of special interest and the wild garlic abounds nearby.
We moved on and crossed over the old railway bridge and walked across Maes Hiraddug Nature Reserve ( SSSI)  back to the main road.  There were a few Cowsips growing in the fields but in a few weeks time this place will be a mass of colour with wild orchids and numerous other flowers and plants in abundance.
We then crossed the main road to a public footpath that took us across open farmland to Marian Mills just stopping on route to look at a collection of cars in an open garage and then we walked along a tarmac lane passing the ruins of Grove Mill,  one of at least 7 mills that were built along the side of the fast flowing Afon Ffyddion.  It wasn’t much further before we came to Felin Fawr  (Eng  Big Mill ) and we could see all that remains of a massive waterwheel that was once on the side of Felin Fawr.
That was the furthest point of the walk so we all sat on a bench overlooking the river and had our lunch there.    We took a slightly different route returning back to the car park and walked along what would have been a proposed railway track from Dyserth to Marian Mills and our path took us through some thorn bushes which were in full blossom and we carefully made our way through them and then returned to the main road.
Tellytubby and Rhuddlan had done the walk many times with the field club so it was interesting to hear all about the facts and history of the mills and Rhuddlan later sent me a fascinating link about the mills that were in the Dyserth area years ago

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Re: Walking
« Reply #2011 on: April 14, 2019, 02:42:58 PM »
Dyserth to Marian Mills walk