A ride around Minera mountain and Llandegla Forest.
Parked up at the top of the Panorama above Llangollen and rode up over the mountain following the "Llangollen Round" path. Above Worlds End I turned off on to what is little more than a sheep track which , I found out last week, is called "Nobs Shortcut". I don't now if it's named after the one who first rode it or the one who was riding it then. On this short cut I was pleased to see a family of grouse, mum, dad and five chicks running along the path. The chicks were too small to fly, so trotted along the trail between the heather until they could find a get-out. Then followed the lane to the Offas' Dyke path and crossed the moors to Llandegla forest. Saw two lizards sunning themselves on the boards that make up the path. one was too quick, but here's the second
On the Blue trail
Then back on the boards, a huge caterpillar, over three inches long
Then over the mountain again on a different path...
To the Airmens Memorial, a cross of white stones laid at the high point of the trail.
Downward, then, heading back to the car, but the path vanished, leading to a push through waist-high heather and shoulder high bracken...
Stu would have been proud
In all, 20 miles with 3000 ft climbing
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