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Offa's Dyke Path, Clwydian Range, North Wales #2

Offa's Dyke path, Clwydian Range, North Wales

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The Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in North Wales is a wonderland of mountains, forests and ancient remains.

One of the most well known ancient remains is Offa's Dyke, that huge barrier that runs from Chepstow in the south to Prestatyn on the North Wales coast.

As Offa's Dyke traverses the Clwydian Range it follows the peaks of the various mountains that make up the range, and it was along this part of the path, between Moel Arthur and Moel-y-Parc, that my wife Liz and I enjoyed a stunning autumnal hike in mid October 2020.

The weather was just perfect, with broken clouds painting the landscape with a patchwork of sunlight and shadow and a cooling breeze stopping us from overheating on the uphill stretches of our hike.

Of course I had my camera with me, so we took many short pauses during our walk for me to photograph the scenery along Offa's Dyke as we went along.

Such as this view, looking back towards the iron age hill fort on the top of Moel Arthur and the ruins of the Jubilee Tower on the summit of Moel Famau in the far distance.

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Filename - clwydians offas dyke 02

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 47mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f/8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.