A weekend in Glyn Ceiriog, near Chirk, Llangollen
The urban75 walking club head to north Wales.
(Photos © urban75, November 2008)
Once again, the urban75
drinking walking club teamed up for another weekend of top walking, this time heading up to a remote farm near Llangollen, north Wales.
Here's some photos from our first day.
Meeting up at Marylebone station.
We travelled with the Wrexham and Shropshire railway who are, as far as we are concerned, the finest railway company in the UK.
The fare was reasonable, we had a lovely train on the way up with - get this - friendly table service of freshly prepared and cooked food.
Above you can see two of our party holding some of the absolutely delicious Welsh cakes from Llangollen we gorged ourselves on.
The carriages retained the open seating arrangement with none of that awful cramped 'airline-style' seating that the cheapskates at Great Western are now fitting.
Through Birmingham. The train avoids the horrors of Birmingham New Street station
Approaching the futuristic Selfridges store.
Leaving Chirk station and heading for our bunkhouse near Glyn Ceiriog.
Greeting the bunkhouse cat, which turned out to be a bit of a moody lady.
View from the bunkhouse.
Entrance to the bunkhouse.
With the light fading fast and the wind getting a bit chilly we went out for a quick 2.2 mile walk.
One of the many bunkhouse dogs insisted on coming along for the walk. It's a bit of a looker, no?
In the evening we walked the 2.3 miles into Glyn Ceiriog and had some beers and a fine meal at the smart gastropub, The Oak on the High Street.
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