Patchwork of green beneath Moyledd Hill

It was new territory for me when I paid a visit to Moelydd Hill, near Oswestry.

Patchwork of green beneath Moyledd Hill

The countryside was bathed in early evening sunshine as I made my way up to the summit, which is crossed by the Offa’s Dyke long-distance footpath.

Moelydd - pronounced Moyelith - means ‘bare hills’, but that description seemed at odds with the patchwork of rich green fields laid out in front of me.

This was my view of the rolling borderland between England and Wales, looking towards the Tanat Valley and the River Vyrnwy.

Moelydd is modest in height - only 285m or 935ft - but the outlook from its summit is spectacular.

On a clear day it is possible to pick out Snowdon - the highest mountain in Wales - as it rises above the landscape more than 40 miles away.

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