Swansea Ramblers Walk
Llangollen Weekend Trip
A 3-mile walk at the Horseshoe Pass
9th October 2022
Leader: Clive Scott
Swansea Ramblers spent a weekend in Llangollen, staying at The Hand Hotel.
On our second day, we again had a choice of a long or short walk.
Some went on the longer walk with Tim and others did this shorter walk above the Horseshoe Pass onto Moel y Faen and Moel y Gamelin.
The weather had turned colder and very windy.
We wrapped up as the hillside was very exposed with no cover to act as a wind break.
We had a tea stop just below the summit of Moel y Gamelin then Clive took some of the group back to the start.
Andrew took eleven of the group the short distance onto the top of Moel y Gamelin for the 360 views then we made our way back to the 'Ponderosa Cafe' for a warm brew!
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Leader Clive Scott
On top of Moel y Faen, looking towards Moel y Gamelin
Cold and windy on this exposed mountain top
The rest of the group are already ascending Moel y Gamelin
We had a tea stop just below the summit
Then Clive took some of the party back to the start
While Andrew took eleven of us onto the summit for the 360 views
At the summit
The 'long' journey back!
Bitterly cold but we are all enjoying it
But it does seem like more than just over a mile back!
Last summit. All downhill now
Wonderful views down into the farmland
Remains of quarrying but ahead is a warm welcome
This is The Ponderosa - and no Cartwright in sight!
Down at last, safe and sound
Time for a warm cuppa inside!
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