WOW! We thought the Anglesey Day walk was going to be hard to beat but our day out to Llangollen was magnificent.
Having said that, just as we were finishing breakfast and preparing to head off along the canal, a hailstorm blew through the valley making the view look worryingly wintery. As usual though the sun came out as we set off to the Horseshoe Falls and all was good for our traverse of Velvet Mountain, past the Valle Crucis Abbey and on and on along the beautiful peaceful valley that leads to ‘Worlds End!’ Well it was peaceful until we met an amazing 81 year cyclist who could talk more than Julie!
We then jumped onto a 4 mile section of the Offa’s Dyke path which was a stunning traverse under the limestone escarpment of Eglwyswg Mountain with gorgeous views of the lush Llangollen Valley. The Offa’s Dyke long distance path is 177 miles long, follows the English/Welsh border and runs from Chepstow to Prestatyn.
The last section of the walk was a lung bursting climb to Castell Dinas Bran followed by a hasty retreat down to the pub for reviving apres-walk drinks and dinner – a very fine day indeed!