Day two of Corwen walking festival and one day two booked one long walk to finish the weekend of with a group walk with WALK 10 starting from the horseshoe pass at the Ponderosa after being dropped by minibus in what started of with gray sky soon brightened up a hour into the walk with a keen friendly group of walkers we set out over Llantysilio range which is a group of hills as you can see from the photos the walk started with a few assents and descents, assents and more descents.
After some hill descents the walk sets of into some more greener fields and a interesting bridal way and former bridal way, and heading into a steep decent to the stunning Dee valley for a much deserved liquid refreshments at a local pub.
setting back off the walk heads up lanes and through woods and back to fields and with Corwen in sight finishing at the venue for Corwen walking festival.
photos shown are from start to finish with some brilliant and rewarding views
a follow up blog of blog of the Corwen walking festival will follow from this truly well organised event and friendly organizers and volunteers and walks alike
please follow this link for interest in the walking festival 2015 -www.corwenwalkingfestival.co.uk
Day one- and first walk, a nice easy and interesting with lots of interesting facts and history of Corwen our guided walk to Caer Drewyn hillfort.
i have only posted two photo from the first walk as light was really poor but the two photos nare of the hillfort itself and a view from the top but on a clear day i am sure are rewarding.
overall a really enjoyable short walk.
Corwen Walking Festival takes place over the weekend the 30th August to the 31st August 2014. Corwen is a fantastic venue for this type of event and is a wonderful base for walking enthusiasts as it offers walks from the town that suit all levels of walking. From walks around Corwen itself finding out about the history of the Town to a high level ridge walk along the Berwyn reaching over 800 metres in height.
above:Caer Drewyn hillfort.
below:view from the fort looking down on the Dee Valley and Corwen
day one-second walk to liberty hall a derelict shooting lodge on the grouse moor above corwen via Pen Y Pigyn via Cynwyd, a moderate walk of 13.5km on the northern end of Berwyn.The weather on the summit of liberty hall changed as we got on the summit (my last blog i noted the notorious bad weather in the Berwyns) but we were lucky enough to see a couple of grouse fly up out of the heather.
On a good day there are fantastic views into Snowdonia and over the Clwydian and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from liberty hall.
we not posted many photos as again on the first walk the light was poor but i will be doing another overall blogg on corwen walking festival
Cadair Berwyn or Cader Berwyn at 830m (2720ft) and its sister peak moel sych at 827m (2713ft) above sea-level set deep in the berwyn mountains are some of the under estimated mountains in north wales.
starting at pistyll rhaeadr walerfall and a walk of 8 miles is worth the walk to the summits and ideally in good weather (berwyn mountains are notorious for bad weather) we were lucky to experience some really good weather starting and finishing but on the summits we witnessed some really interesting weather patterns over north wales as the photos shows.
we were also lucky to spot Jodrell Bank (Radio telescope) over in Cheshire with binoculars with gray skys and the light hitting it just right it was visible.
The Berwyns hold a lot of history from bronze age stone circles to a hidden slates mine, plane crash sites of which i will cover in a later blog as this is a long stand subject in the Berwyns, a alleged UFO crash (of which i have researched and read may articles and books about this debatable subject) to Owain Glyndwrs battle with King Henrys IV.
a really good day for a afternoon at portmeirion for some photography and to have a go at the short walks around portmeirion. the village is full of bright colors and the north wales mountains a fantastic back drop for photography.
The coastal walks are really good for the adventurous with lots of exploring including a hidden cove a dog cemetery and the ghost garden
One of my favorite ways of been creative it using tilt shift photography or known as miniature faking here are a some examples of my tilt-shift photos.
Miniature faking, also known as diorama effect or diorama illusion, is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is made to look like a photograph of a miniature scale model. Blurring parts of the photo simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered in close up photography , making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is; the blurring can be done either optically when the photograph is taken, or by digital post processing. Many diorama effect photographs are taken from a high angle to simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature
A few photos we have shared on the blog of our afternoon at Beeston Castle,the castle is built on Beeston crag is one of a chain of rocky hills stretching across the Cheshire plain,perched on a rocky sandstone crag 350 feet (107 m) above the cheshire give us some interesting views over Cheshire and as it was a fairly clear day views as far as the peak district, canock chase,Manchester and Liverpool and the mountains of north eastern wales.
ColeMere is a kettle hole formed at the end of the last glaciation by a huge block of melting ice. The views across the Mere from the surfaced path through Yell Wood are atmospheric, especially at dawn and dusk.