This walk was listed by the North & Mid Cheshire Ramblers as a 'strenuous walk'.
It was just that climbing some 3388ft in the 11 miles.
What a glorious day we had - quite cold in the northerly wind on the tops and wonderfully warm down on the lower slopes.
This is a new area to me and provides some great hill walking with strenuous climbs and mountain top views - all within 2 hours from home. A great day's walking!
Having gained some height up from the coastal town of Penmaenmawr - Anglesey in the backview
A corresponding view - upwards to the Tal y Fan ridge
Another great view NE to the Great Orme near Llundudno
The final climb up to Tal y Fan - at 610m (2001ft)
Time for a coffee break!
Tal y Fan trig point
We came across this rather 'lost' young foal
Looking back up at the descent from Foel Lwyd at 603m (1978ft)
We dropped down here to join the North Wales Coastal Path
One of the stone waymarkers - symbolically in Welsh slate
The final descent, back down to Penmaenmawr - with the Great Orme in view