It was nice to find a really good stand of Brittle Bladder-fern near one of the many cave entrances in this area:
Brittle Bladder-fern, Ffiolredynen frau or Cystopteris fragilis
Mike showed us a particularly attractive Blackberry - one of the many species he has recorded and helped to identify in our area:
Rubus vestitus (as the only online resource I could find that even attempted a common name calls it: "A Bramble")
When we got up to the limestone-influenced level we started to find many more choice plants - including another rarity from a difficult genus:
"A Welsh endemic locally frequent in the Craig y Rhiwarth area and at Craig Cerrig Gleisiad." (BSBI Atlas of British and Irish Hawkweeds). A pity we were too late for the flower...
John and Mike approach a cave entrance (picture by Sue)