A Walk on Pen Dinas
Pen Dinas is a 374ft Hilltop with two Iron age hillforts and the Wellington monument on the top. A round walk of Two or Three miles. It is the first real walk for me since my accident last year. Nothing too testing.
We start our walk from the west side of the hill fort just off the main road at Pen Parcau on the outskirts of Aberystwth.
This ancient woodland has trees of all shapes, covered in vines. The path rises quite steeply but it is a lovely walk.
This one is more Vine than tree. It is a very atmospheric place even though it is just above the road it is so dense that all you can see at this level are trees.
Just follow the path. The bird song is lovely.
Stopping to look at the wild flowers that carpet the ground where light allows. These Violets share the spaces .
These british Bluebells are only just starting to flower, in a couple of days it will be a sea of Blue.
Just passed the Badger set. This area is so old, dark and damp, it is quite creepy.
At the top of the woods we get the first view out over to to the mountains, across the valley.
Dainty little Cowslips in the Sunshine.
Along with Ragged Robins. It's surprising what difference light makes.
On top of the lower fort now looking inland toward the mountain range.
The gorse is so high you can barely see over the top.
Crossing over toward the sea now, you can just see Aberystwyth prom down below us.
Looking back North, Constitutional Hill and the West Wales coastline. On Zoom.
Directly below is the edge of Tanybwlch nature reserve, the river and the seashore. Taken on Zoom
The old Jetty the habour and prom. Again on Zoom.
This is the path we are taking down.
I get quite dizzy, turning round and around, the views are amazing.
The path zig zags down the side of the hill,
We have already come down this far. You can just see the top of the monument from here.
Flowers all along the path.
This one I think is Corydalis.
Getting all Arty now with this Snow in the Summer.
Well I do try.
There's a strange bird. I bet the views are great up there.
The gateway marks one of the bounderies.
Low angle this time, in other words we are sitting on one of the benches taking a breather.
The Sun reflecting on the water at the end of the headland.
Quite a lot lower down now.
Another shot of the old Jetty. I keep promising to do this walk just before Sunset. They get great sunsets here on the West coast.
A Speckled Wood Butterfly.
A Linnet. Full Zoom.
Under one of the Bush tunnels on the lower part of the path.
I'll finish off the blog with a couple of Flowers. Are these White Bells or White Bluebells ?
And lastly a natural rockery. We still have aprox half a mile to get back to the road but I will leave it there for today.
Thank you once again for looking at this blog, I hope you enjoyed it. Bye for now.
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