Loggerheads, North Wales Sunday 8th August 2010

Today’s Walks

Moderate Leader: Jackie Gudgeon   Distance: 8 miles

A varied walk covering woodland, riverside, quiet lanes, with some lovely views over the surrounding countryside. We start off with a walk along the Leete Path high above the River Alun, passing quarries and caves, before descending towards Cilcain (we might visit Cilcain for lunch if we feel like a short steep climb!). Otherwise we follow a riverside path to emerge at Pentre where we begin to climb gently to Cae Newydd and a lovely track along the side of Ffrith Mountain with splendid views over the valley. Circling round to Brithdir-mawr we descend over tracks and field paths to finish along a riverside path and lane back to Loggerheads.

Easy Leader: Derek Lee   Distance : 5.5 miles

We start off on the Leete path for a short way before turning left and climbing a short way up the hillside to make our way almost as far as Cilcain. There is more road walking than is usual here but that is because the planned footpath would involve crossing very difficult stiles. After lunch in Coed y Felin Woodland Trust park we take the mostly woodland footpath towards Pont-newydd and return along the Leete path.