Loggerheads Sunday 26th October 2008

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: Rowland Nock     Distance: 11 miles

Our walk today starts from Loggerheads Country Park heading out along the banks of the River Alyn, commonly known as the Leete. We then head off towards Cilcain, from where we make a gradual assent up onto the Clwydian Range. We then follow the ridge southeast onto the summit of Moel Fammau, hopefully taking in the spectactular views of the Vale of Clwyd from the Jubilee Tower. From here we will skirt the Clwyd Forest, slowly descending back to the River Alyn, returning to our starting point for some well deserved tea and tiffin.

Moderate Leader: Philomena Walker     Distance: 7 miles

Moel Findeg (1200 ft) – Maeshafn – Big Covert Wood. There are two quite steep climbs on this walk and care will need to be taken on the descent from Moel Findeg. We follow the leete path and take the steps up to the top of the limestone cliff to enjoy the view, before crossing into Colomendy Outdoor Education Centre and through to Aberduna Farm. Then towards Gwynermynydd and cut along path beside some houses (the stile here is a bit tricky) before climbing a rather steep slope to cross the stile at the top. A stile in the wall will take us down a lane towards Bryngwyn Farm – passing through the farm we make our way up to the peak of Moel Findeg. The views here are superb and, weather permitting, a well deserved rest, possibly lunch. Then descend (carefully) into Maeshafn village and into the Big Covert Wood. Out of the woods, and across Penr y Bryn and lane and path back to Loggerheads.

Leisurely Leader: Sue Daniels     Distance : 7 miles

This walk takes us along the river path from the Loggerheads car park and information centre. The path is quite muddy if it has been raining and there is a steep drop to the left on some parts, so take care! We make our way over to Cilcain, then a bit of road walking, when amble over the fields heading for Panymwyn. We take the path through a caravan park and head for the golf course (possible pub stop). We finish up back on the river path which we started on. So all in all, a quite gentle walk with possible one steep climb before we go through the caravan park.

Easy Leader: Norma Carmichael     Distance: approx 6 miles

Although this walk has not been recce’d, it will take the route towards the falls and is mostly flat.