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Fishink in Denbighshire, Ruthin Castle

July 3, 2013

I had an afternoon walk in Wales on sunday. The weather was quite windy but fortunately it didn’t rain, even though the skies kept threatening to. Starting off in the little village of Cyffylliog we walked from there, soon discovering a beautiful countryside trail following a river through the forest.

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I’ve not seen so many foxgloves in ages and the hills were curvaceous and laden with trees, very different to my recent walks in the Yorkshire Dales, not a dry stone wall in sight lol. I thought the signs we’re lovely, somehow reminding me of welsh folklore.

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It was a beautiful mix of forest trails and open pasture.

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After the walk we stopped briefly in Ruthin.

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Continuing the a stroll up to Ruthin Castle Hotel.

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Open to the public for a walk, the grounds were very well kept and there were at least 7 peacocks and peahens, along with chicks ! A lovely (albeit noisy) surprise.

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There seemed to be secret passages and dungeons all over the place.

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Inside everything is rather grand and luxurious, tea rooms, bar area, reading rooms and are also a hotel who offers a full range of spa and relaxation therapies too.

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Wonderful formal gardens and even more elaborate century guards !! Well worth a wander : )

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2013 8:41 pm

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    • July 5, 2013 7:31 am

      Hi there

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