A party of 19 walkers and 3 dogs set out on the morning of Saturday, 30th April to walk the 22-mile length of the Llangunllo boundary. The walk was broken down over 3 days into more manageable chunks, from Gravel Arch via St Michael’s Pool, Hen Cefn top and Glog Hill to Monaughty. Day one and the weather was warm and filled with sunshine, an ideal day and not too hot.
Day 2 and the weather was not so nice, drizzly rain and cooler. The walkers continued their way from Monaughty via Hendregenny, Blaenycwm turn and Fountain Head to Dolyfelin. Challenges along the route from barbed wire and locked gates were tackled with the aid of a thick bath mat and lifting dogs over. The walk finished at Roundwood where Sally and Lawrie kindly provided a lavish tea. The traditional supper at The Greyhound raised £100 for the Dolau School Appeal.
The final day and the walkers pressed on from Dolyfelin via Beacon Hill and Glyndwr’s Way back to Llangunllo. The weather was a mixture of sunshine and showers and the sight and sound of curlews, early swallows and a cuckoo was a welcome encouragement. 25 people and 6 dogs took part in the boundary walk over the three days and 4 people and 1 dog walked the entire length of the boundary.
Many thanks to Jan and Charles for organisation; Paul and Jake the Pub, Deb Jones and Jane Read for lifts and backup; Caroline Breeze for contacting landowners, Richard Lloyd for guidance and warming drinks; Mia for her enthusiasm and Jane Lennox and Pam for their endurance; to Sally and Lawrie and the Greyhound for hospitality; to all landowners for permission to cross their land and to everyone who provided food for the supper.
Photos Charles Kightly, Deb Jones, Pip Hines, Jane Read