I’m back in Conwy with Crosby Rambling Club and have just done the ‘B’ party walk.
The first section of the walk followed the route taken by the ‘A’ party. walking alongside the estuary and the climbing Conwy mountain. Once again we saw some wild ponies but today the visibility was not good with grey skies and a strong wind.
We carried on along the ridge before dropping down to the Sychnant Pass. Crossing the pass we entered some woodland and then followed the North Wales Path (NWP) over Maen Escob. The NWP is a long distance path running 60 miles from Bangor in the west to Prestatyn in the east. We were only going to do a couple of miles of it.
We now had a succession of field paths taking us down to Hafodty and Hendy. The route was a bit of a contradiction. A mixture of new stiles in excellent condition and gates that were tied up with rope. Not very walker friendly. We were glad of David and his map-reading skills.
The weather had not been too bad. We had battled against gale force winds but at least it had stayed dry. Then in the final two fields we encountered mud, lots of it, ankle deep. My boots are going to need some loving care and attention.
Back in Conwy we called in at the George and Dragon for a pint of Draught Bass.
A perfect end to the day.