You are not logged in



FinePix S1800

FinePix S1800Members and their FinePix S1800View now

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 .

With Celandines

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.

10 people like this.

Reply to comment

Date Fri, 27/04/2012 - 11:17

Hi Christine what a stunning Photoblog you have just posted I liked the Skydiver attached to the kite and also a cracking picture of that Linnet didn"t you do well. Christine a brilliant Blog many thanks for posting best wishes

Reply to comment

Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 19:20

What a great blog Chris,full of very good pictures,No 13 is my personal favorite,Gorse in the foreground a great sky and just a hint of green in the middle Smile



Flickr Page

Reply to comment

Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 19:30

What a wonderful walk Christine and with superb views, and the flowers, a blog full to the brim with interest, I enjoyed that, such a pity I live so far away, me and Rubes could have joined you. Wink thanks for sharing.



Reply to comment

Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 19:35

Lovely photoblog Christine.  Great great shots.  what a smashin place you live.  I got a lovely card with an enclosure off you today too, Mwah. XXX.  So thanks for that AND this blog.

Lovely. XXX

Reply to comment

Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 19:40

nice blog chris looking forward to the meet in a few weeks time

Reply to comment

Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 19:56

Lots of flora and fauna. Lots of lovely views. A really nice blog with some well taken photographs.

Reply to comment

Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 20:01

As ever Christine - A super blog!


Reply to comment

Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 20:30

Wonderful blog, Christine! The scenery is gorgeous! What a beautiful part of the country you live in! Thanks for sharing your walk...

Reply to comment

Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 21:09

Well done Christine,a brilliant blog with some great pictures.


My gallery

My blog         


Reply to comment

Date Thu, 26/04/2012 - 22:36

Your photography, if I may say so, has improved enormously.  There are some beautiful, well worked shots here Chris.  Well done.


Jen xx

I wish I was a Glow Worm, a Glow Worm's never glum, 'cause how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?

Reply to comment

Date Fri, 27/04/2012 - 08:06

What a lovely photo blog Christine. You do live in a beautiful part of the country, Thanks for sharing it with us.


'Bokeh' Competition entry:-

Reply to comment

Date Fri, 27/04/2012 - 13:08

Hi Christine. Thanks for sharing your wonderful walk and I'm pleased that you're back on your feet again properly enjoying those big walks. The scenery is lovely and what a beautiful place to visit. Great photography and perspectives to highlight the beauty of the area. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the lovely compliments on mine. Best wishes Alison Smile

Reply to comment

Date Fri, 27/04/2012 - 13:40

Thanks for a very good blog Christine

Some great views and well thought out pictures

Lots of great shots of the interesting things you saw along your walk

Thanks for posting


Reply to comment

Date Fri, 27/04/2012 - 14:40

Enjoyed it very much, Christine.  Just my thing.

Reply to comment

Date Fri, 27/04/2012 - 17:08

A  really delightful blog Christine. Excellent set of images of the plants and scenery plus an interesting narrative. Thanks for posting.


Flickr Photostream:



Reply to comment

Date Sun, 29/04/2012 - 11:13

SuperSuper blog Christine. What awonderful walk you have taken us on, Thank you as I look out on a very cold, wet, windy day Smile

gallery ;


still checking on you all every now and again !!!


Reply to comment

Date Tue, 01/05/2012 - 14:42

A lovely walk & views through the woods & coastline. Was thinking of maybe visiting wales myself this year. May just have to put it a bit higher up the list now. Thanks for sharing.  Paul.

(my photos may not be the best but they represent a part of my life to share with all those who care to look)

 (My photos may not be the best but they represent a part of my life to share with those who care to look)

Reply to comment

Date Wed, 02/05/2012 - 15:48

A fantastic blog and thanks for sharing it with us all, I love the tree shots and the paraclider shot was great to see. I will be shure to check back to see more blogs in the future.


Reply to comment

Date Wed, 09/05/2012 - 11:36

I see what you mean by liking old gnarled trees.  If you're around Dartmoor there are two good examples of old stunted Oak woods, one near Two Bridges and the other near Meldon Reservoir.

It looks as if your coastline is very similar to ours in the South West.  Hope your day out was as good as mine.


Reply to comment

Date Sat, 12/05/2012 - 20:27

Great blog, Christine... love the spooky old trees at the beginning , & you`ve captured some super skies too. The little speckled wood butterfly looks pristine... must have just hatched!

Have never walked this side of Aberystwyth ... the views look stunning

Reply to comment

Date Tue, 15/05/2012 - 20:42

Great blog Christine, I've never been here so I enjoyed looking at this. I missed it first time around so I'm glad I've seen it now, some terrific photos, I especially liked the Snow in Summer, and the gateway. Oh, and the gorse, they were lovely.


photography- cheaper than owning a dog and you get just as much exercise!

Reply to comment

Date Wed, 16/05/2012 - 17:36

what beautiful scenery.

love the coastline pictures and those of the gnarled old trees.

great set of pictures

Reply to comment

Date Sat, 19/05/2012 - 16:42

Hi Thanks for sharing, love the tree shots, lazy day at home, so felt I had taken a walk as well! 

Log in


Find out what people are talking about.

Photo Features