Our golden rules.. if we are walking the mountains of North Snowdonia...then we go on a Saturday, why ? so we have all day to walk, not worry about work the next day. The original plan for the Saturday was to walk the Snowdon horseshoe , the back up plan was to walk from Capel - Curig, follow a faint path to the summit of Glyder Fach, then make a decision on the summit of Glyder Fach on options of decent. last minute change of plan we decided to go the back up Glyder walk, just remembered.....school holidays, it will be heaving with people walking Snowdon and seeing as we go for the quiet walks the Glyder has to be the better option, while on the subject of Snowdon, its not our favourite mountain in summer...Snowdon in the winter any day, so Snowdon is now on hold until November onwards. So here is our journey up into the Glyder mountain walk in North Snowdonia......................
On the summit of Glyder Fawr wales 5th highest mountain at a height of 3278ft and the name Glyder Fawr translated into English means "Large mound of stones" , its very hard to walk along this mountain due to the amount of loose stones, Glyder Fach is in the far distance in the photo. so now the steep decent
The Sunday walk up and over Shutlingsloe in a corner of east Cheshire on the edge of the peak district national park, through the Macclesfield forest, near the village of Wildboarclough.
Our walk was planned and followed the supplied map provided at the small visitor centre at in the Macclesfield forest, The walking routes are colour coded which makes it easier for planning ahead.
information on walks in the Macclesfield Forest can be found on the link- http://www.macclesfield-forest.co.uk/
Our walk was to take us up and over the hill of Shutlingsloe at a height of 506 m (1,660 ft.) and known as the Cheshire Matterhorn, due to its steep-sided and distinctive profile which stands out for miles.
Shutlingsloe commands excellent views over Cheshire, and as far as Manchester, the north wales mountains and even as far as the Bridden hills on the Powys/Shropshire border.
The Macclesfield forest is home to a herd of red deer and the Trentabank Reservoir is host to a number of wildfowl species and the largest heronry in the Peak District. Access: Macclesfield Forest is situated to the east of Macclesfield. The Trentabank car park is accessed from the A523 via Langley. Postcode for satnav: SK11 0NS.
Some really enjoyable photography in a Shropshire poppy field on the hottest day of the year, here are a few resized examples to enjoy. the first image one the blog Is what I tend to enjoy photographing compositions for flower photography, I prefer uncluttered and simple compositions .
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