Up on the Stiperstones and the Arenigs and Berwyns show themselves for the first time.
Quartzite. Tough stuff. So, so, old as well. 480 million says Wiki.
An oddly ominious name for a thoroughly harmless patch of forest!
Great views, Arenigs/Berwyns in the far distance. They'll keep dominanting for days now.
The unclimbed Corndon hill gently chiding me. Still, I got most of the views either the previous day or from the hill I went over next to it.
Arenigs and friends from Beacon ring above Welshpool. Maybe a few real giants in the distance view here.
Why were these ever ugly ducklings?
Breidon hill. A fine outpost over the Severn valley, utterly mutilated by the quarry. Originally a volcanic intrusion of some sort.
More swans - rare to see a nest.
Some amusing history here, a mighty fine quarry face it is though.
Not an entirely normal footpath sign!
Railway restoration with a lot of work to do.....
A slightly random small lump with vast views. This is back into Shropshire.
Fairly sure this is the sandstone hill on which I finished on day 10, with the Wrekin behind.
A cruel sign to give to a hungry walker :)
Really nice evening by now. This is N out of over Chirk castle to various things beyond.
I do love the colours in these ones when the leaves are young and windblown. Not trivial to capture.
Chirk castle. Big!
Chirk aqueduct - not as famous as one over the Dee a little further down, or quite as terrifying to go along (its more conventional.). Awfully nice in the evening light though.
A thoroughly rubbish day through hard to navigate farmland (with aggressive cows & stuff) and lanes. This butterfly was modest compensation.
They're rarely this well drilled! Very tidily in the mothers wake.
A large sized brood.
Some big birdy, unsure quite what.
Some woodland on the Beeston hills. Very fine things in fact, with wide ranging views.