Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Offa's Dyke Path

Llandegla → Bodfari

moel-famau.jpg Distance: 19.31 miles
Ascent: 1507 metres
Duration: 7 hours 2 minutes

The end in sight
« Not walked | Not walked »

The theme of today's walk was set by the fingerpost sign right at the start. "Prestatyn 29" it said. This is only the third signpost I've seen with a distance to my final destination. Under thirty miles. The end is in sight.

And then a short while later the end was literally in sight, since on attaining the Clwydian Range I saw the sea for the first time since leaving Chepstow.

It's been a gloriously sunny day, but the cold wind hasn't quite made it t-shirt weather.

moel-arthur.jpgThe sun has brought people out in numbers. Over the succession of hillforts that cap the Clywdian Mountains I met more people than I have for the rest of the week combined. Most popular seemed to be the walk to the Jubilee Tower that dominates the summit of Moel Famau ("mother mountain").

From here I could see many familiar places: Prestatyn of course, but also the mouth of the River Dee at Talacre, the entire Wirral peninsula with Liverpool beyond, and way in the north the forest at Crosby. My focus though is the first of these: Prestatyn and the end of the walk.

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