... or, finishing off Offa's walk ~ Day 5
Just one day to go after this and I felt slightly sad that I was near to finishing what I had started 5 [or was it 6] years ago ... but also pleased that I had walked from the south coast of Wales to the north coast albeit in a less conventional way than most.
We started where we had left off on Day 4, a mile or so outside Tremeirchion ...
I had given Natasha the impression that Day 5 was going to be easy with no hills.
Well there was a good climb from the lane to the north of Rhuallt. It went up and up ... and then up again.
We had nearly reached the point where we were going to leave the long distance path when we caught a glimpse of the sea ... and the wind turbines.
We left the Offa's Dyke Path and swung south towards the village of Cwm, walking down through Church Wood ...
We found a seat in the churchyard at Cwm as the sun beat down on us. It was the warmest day we had experienced this week.
We walked along a quiet lane, back towards Rhuallt, with good views of the plain to our right. Then began the climb from Rhuallt back to the car ...
Overhead the rooks were calling noisily whilst building their large, messy nests ...
Another day's walking drew to a close.
You can see the route I followed on the OS Explore website, here :~ http://explore.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/os_routes/show/19007
Date of walk ~ 22nd April 2010
Length of walk ~ 8 miles
Total walked so far in 2010 ~ 106.75 miles
Total walked since 1st September 2009 ~ 236.75 miles
20 of 2010