Saturday, December 29, 2018

Moel Famau Christmas Eve circular walk 2018

I am back in London after spending Christmas with family in beautiful North Wales. On Christmas Eve, Gill and I went for a fantastic 8.3 mile circular walk to the Jubilee Tower at the top of Moel Famau, starting and finishing in Llanbedr village.

The weather was wonderful (as always in Wales), mild with clear blue skies, sunshine and light winds. The first part of the walk is a tough uphill slog, mostly on a well used path but the views were marvellous. There was a wide range of families, couples and groups of friends walking up Moel Famau, along the Offa's Dyke path, which we had joined half way up.  There was a lot of friendly banter amongst people going up and down.  I loved the scouse father who encouraged his children by promising that there was "free presents" for all at the top!

Nearly everyone walked up and down the same route. We carried on along Offa's Dyke, then dropped down back to Llanbedr and never saw a soul on the (muddy) way back.

I will post this walk on the Ordnance Survey grid once I work out how to do this (I bought a year's subscription but it doesn't seem to work). If you compare the GPS chart bottom right with a map you can work out where to go in the meanwhile. 

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