Offa’s Dyke Path – Day 11 – Llangollen to Clwyd Gate
The day started out in the town of Llangollen. We crossed the canal and then headed uphill soon to regain the Offa’s Dyke Path for a very interesting section of the path. We were heading for the end of the world as we know it, watching our footing on scree as we traverse avalanche paths and open rock slides.
To my left the hills were still green below but steeper drop off of the trail. This scene was a definite contrast to the rock slide and boulder strewn view to my right as I picked myself along the narrow slippery path over the remains from previous landslides.
Heading toward “World’s End”. It wasn’t long before we had changed into moderate rain gear. Just after I took these photos, a group of mountain bikers came up the trail toward us. Although narrow and wet from the drizzle, at least the path wasn’t muddy. Not a lot of room for hikers and bikers to pass though!
As we traveled along the Offa’s Dyke Path we often came to information kiosks or maps like this. Great to have digital technology and be able to photograph the map and then zoom in on the small details.
I photographed a lot of green pasture and green valley along the path and every so often sheeep would get into the picture. I definitely did not photograph all of the sheep that I encountered 🙂
Our end of day point was Clwyd’s Gate. Unfortunately when we got to the road by this lantern our written directions told us to turn right when the correct direction was left. The two British brothers-in-law could offer us some consoling while waiting to be picked up by their host but no great directional guidance. We eventually found a house with an occupant and reached our host who was kind enought to come and give us a lift back to the B&B. Our Australian hikers were staying at the same location for the evening and we passed them by on the highway. At that point we weren’t sure if we were supposed to cheer, wave or slik down in the seats so they wouldn’t see us as we enjoyed the last few hundred yards of our journey by car!