More of a book review with a combined walk and Photography this weekend, just like last week i dug out one of my walking books which this one is one of the KITTIWAKE "walks around the berwyn mountains and the Ceiriog Valley".
Now this has been with me for a number of years and i have walked nearly walked every walk in it, from the photos you can see its quite worn ans tatty around the edges, its been wet a few times only to be dried out and reused the stuffed back in my rucksack, i tend to use it in combination with o/s map 255 Llangollen and Berwyn.
Following walk 12 from the book, starting at the former mining village of Glen Ceiriog, walk 12 is a hilly 6 miler following part of the Ceiriog way then onto the part of the disused Glen Ceiriog tramway which is owned by the national trust.
Then onto a hilly open access land up onto and through Springhill wood the book quotes it is springfield wood which i have found a few inaccuracy's in KITTYWAKE books which hence i always use the o/s maps as a combination, another problem i have found with the books are the maps are a mix scale and lack of distance given between instructions.
So back to springfield wood, at this point we reached the furthest point just as the weather changed for the worse with some typical in the Berwyns which the area is in a rain shadow which when it rains in the Berwyns it really does rain.
A good opportunity to dig out my new and unused waterproof jacket which was purchased back in May in Grasmere in the Lakes.
Now at the highest point on the walk at 438 metres on spring hill in torrential rain were heading back all down hill via the lanes, imagining what warn dry feet feel like all the way, the weather improving but soaking wet, thankfully some spare clothes back at the car in Glen Ceiriog then off to the Ceiriog Hotel, Glenys has gone for a glass of white wine and me... a strawberry and rubarb cider and a piece of bara brith....total bliss