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Hugo

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Re: Walking
« Reply #2025 on: August 09, 2019, 12:35:35 PM »
Yesterday Tellytubby and I took advantage of the glorious weather and decided to have a nice quiet walk away from the maddening crowds.
Our walk was through the Nant Y Coed Nature Reserve in Llanfairfechan.      It's a delightful woodland walk and a stream tumbles through the valley, you have to cross two sets of stepping stones to cross the stream.     The first thing we came across was a pond and it's hard to imagine now, but many years ago the owner of the estate charged people for fishing in it and there was also a wooden hut there to provide refreshments for the anglers.   As you walk upstream Sessile Oak trees are all around and  you become aware of Dinas, the Iron Age hillfort that looms overhead.
Our aim was to get to the top of the hillfort and admire the stunning views from there but we were not going to take the hard way up across the scree.   We were going to continue on the Upland walk and then cross the rough pasture fields to approach it from the eastern side.   When we approached the eastern flanks of the fort the views were simply stunning, we were bathed in sunshine, yet just behind us on the Carneddau it was quite dark and cloudy.     
The views from the top were certainly worth the effort of getting there so we stopped to have our refreshments and it was so peaceful up there with just the two of us on the hill.    We then came down through a farm track and returned to the car park.
Llanfairfechan sea front was busier than we had ever seen it so we moved on to Conwy Quay but that was busy too so we only stopped long enough to have an ice cream and then we headed for home



 

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Re: Walking
« Reply #2026 on: August 09, 2019, 12:38:42 PM »
Nant Y Coed Nature Reserve and Dinas the Iron Age Hill Fort