Sun 12th Nov, 2000
North Wales Walk
Present: Margaret Baldock, Christine Beeston, Virginia Castick, Sabina Cosulich, Linda Crossley, Andrew Croughton, Dave Dillon, Roger Dyke, Mark Garrod, Michelle Harvie, Sheena Hendrie, Alan (Liv) Jones, Lester Piggot, Phil Ramsbottom, Joan Stewart, Brain Taylor, Chris Thickett, Pete Walker, Margaret Williams, Frank Williams, Keith Williams, Dave Wylie.
Despite this being the wettest autumn on record and floods barring our way, there was a great turnout for what was a more or less dry walk. 67 stiles barred our way through farmland and woods and across streams. We paused for a minute's silence at the eleventh hour, then walked on to the open hills. As we bowled along the ridge to Moel Famau clearish skies afforded fair views. A short descent from the top took us back to Cilcain and an early finish in the pub.
Many thanks to everyone who came.
10 miles/16 km. This short walk was done a couple of years back, but it's a good one for a November day. The walk begins in Cilcain (GR177652). This little village is easily reached from the A541 (the Mold to Denbigh road). The drive from south Manchester is a little over 1 hour. There's a car park and loos by the church. Meet in the car park at 9.30am for a 9.45am start.
These are gentle hills; the highest point is 1818ft/554m. We'll set off NE-ish through farmland and woods to the open hills. If it's clear, the panoramic views are good from as far as Snowdonia to Liverpool. We'll head up Moel Arthur, an ancient hill fort. From there, the walk goes south along an undulating ridge to Moel Famau. A short descent takes us back to Cilcain with draught Pedigree awaiting those palates that appreciate it.
For further details, lifts etc, contact me. I look forward to seeing you.