We had decided to get an early start as we were looking to catch the 15.14 train out of Prestatyn and we had 12.5 miles to cover. We woke to cloud cover on the hills and a much cooler morning. We got a good start with the first climb of the day dispatched before the sun broke through the clouds. from then it was the last 3 days repeated with warm water and steep climbs and descents. We eventually reached the outskirts of Prestatyn but still had 1.5 miles to reach the beach and the monument at the end of the walk. Unfortunately the tide was a long way out so there was no dipping of toes in the sea. A quick ice cream, a half mile dash along the sea front to pick up our cases and a quick taxi ride back to the station left us 15 minutes before the train arrived (or didn\’t!). The weather was taking it\’s toll on the rails and several delays later we eventually met up with Sam\’s daughter Claire at Crewe station.
As a 12-year old girl, Jo Sutton’s first experience of