For Jim’s Birthday we were spending the weekend in Snowdonia. We were due to meet Jus & Cat at the Great Orme near Llandudno, but as we knew they’d be up far later than us, Jim and I decided to bag a couple of marilyns whilst they caught us up. The first one was just west of Brum.
We parked in the parking spaces at the side of Walton Hill Road - Jim deliberately parked so I had to get out into a muddy hole, but regretted it when I came to get back into his new Fiesta with muddy boots). We marched briskly up a slightly muddy track through woodland and soon joined a broad, eroded red clay path to the trig point. Jim climbed it, but even from that height could see nothing due to the thick fog. We suspected that on a better day the views would have been stunning.
We left and galloped at high speed back down a different one of the many paths up the hill. We arrived back at the car slightly breathless but proud at having bagged a marilyn in under fifteen minutes!
A short distance from the hill we stopped the car outside St Kenhelm’s
Church for a quick wander. It’s set in a beautiful little glen and
has a bijou tower and a beautiful carved lych gate – it’s
well worth a visit.