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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday and Saturdays, New Years day and May Day. How many walk? Walks take place as long as there are at least 2 wanting to walk on that day. More walk on a Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a mid-week and 3-4 on Saturday. Where do we walk? Saturday: Anywhere in North and Mid-Wales, Peak District, Shropshire and the Long Mynd and as far North as the Trough of Bowland. Thursday: Anywhere within about 40 miles of Chester. Type of walk: Distance: 6 – 14 miles. Climb: up to 4000’ (but usually very much less!). Those involved in 2017:- Martyn Harris, Fran Murphy, Sue and Michel Pelissier, Annie Hammond, Sue and Dave Pearson, Mike Dodd, David and Anne Savage, Celia de Mengle, Wendy and Ian Peers, Roger and Margaret Smith, Tim and Carol Dwyer, Paul Collinson, Phil Marsland, Sylvia and Dave Jenkins, Sheila McNee, Ed Meads, Elaine and John Greenhalgh, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Walks and Dates September 2010

Updated 26th September 2010.
Proposed meal together.

Our group meal planned for the end of September at the Britannia Inn before Sarah and Kelly move to Crown Inn at Llandegla is no longer feasible. They stop cooking at the Britannia Inn on the 6th September and leave on the 20th. If we want a meal together cooked by Kelly, then we will need to consider a date in October at the Crown.

Thursday 2nd September 2010.
Holywell Common, the Old Racecourse and the Lixwm to Brynford Round.

Distance: 11 miles; Climb:1500'.
Start: The Crooked Horn Inn. Park close to the road near the inn sign. Grid ref:SJ186741.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
Two walks taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Holywell and Halkyn Mountain". One walk explores open common and part of the 18th century Holywell racecourse and visits the infamous Pen-y-Ball Monument with its extensive views. The second walk explores the pasturs and open common between Lixwm and Brynford.

Saturday 4th September 2010.
The Hills West of Cadair Idris.

Distance: 12 miles; Climb:264'0'.
Start: The car park opposite the church at Llanfihangel-y-Pennant. Grid ref:SH672088.
Leave Chester 07-30 a.m.

This walk is taken from the Nuttalls' book "The Mountains of England and Wales. Volume 1:Wales". The two peaks involved are Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-Llyn. We will probably explore Castell-y-Bere, the largest castle built by the Welsh. Route finding in the past has been challenging, but with so many GPS's on board it should be easier this time!

Thursday 9th September 2010.
The Ysceifiog - Lixwm - Nannerch Round.

Distance: 10-11 miles; Climb:1100'.
Start: Ysceifiog. Park adjacent to the village playground. Grid ref:SJ152715.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
Two walks taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Holywell and Halkyn Mountain". It is quite some time since we last did these two walks on Richard's patch. One walk follows field and woodland paths, bridleways and quite country lanes, while the other walk explores the attractive undulating countryside between the Wheeler Valley and Lixwm.

Saturday 11th September 2010.
Tre'r Ceiri, Yr Eifl and Vortigern's Ravine.

Walk postponed. Call Richard for a possible alternative.
Distance: 8 miles; Climb:3000'.
Start: Forestry Commission Car Park and Picnic site North of Llithfaen just beyond Mount Pleasant cottages. Grid ref:SH352441.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
Another chance to explore the wonderful remains of the largest and best hill fort in Wales. The walk is shorter than most, but this is walk to savour and not to be rushed. There is a good bit of climb involved too! Last time we also went round the museum at the Welsh Language Centre and some of the group went for a swim at Porth y Nant. Lets hope for a warm sunny day.

Thursday 16th September 2010.
Gadlys, Nant-y-Flint and the East of Holywell.

Distance: 12 miles; Climb:1427'.
Start: Public car park adjacent to the Stag Inn at Bagillt. Grid ref:SJ219753.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
Two walks taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Holywell and Halkyn Mountain". The walk exlpores the attractive undulating rural hinterland between Bagillt, Flint and Holywell.

Saturday 18th September 2010.
Darwen Moor.
Distance:10 miles; Climb:820'.

Start: The Crookfield Road Car Park. Grid ref:SD665191.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire". The walk explores the high moors above Darwen. The walk is on good paths, but at times crosses over featureless moorland. It also visits the Jubilee Tower, marked on the map as a viewpoint. The walk is not recommended in poor visibility, so let's hope for a good day.

Thursday 23rd September 2010.
Coed Bell, Voelant and the Golden Grove with Sea Views.

Distance: 8-10 miles; Climb:2000'.
Start: Llanasa Village Car Park, opposite the church. Grid ref:SJ106815.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
Two walks taken from Dave Berry's book "More Walks On the Clwydian Hills". One walk is described as an exhilarating walk with breathtaking contrasting views of the coast, sea, estuary, hills and mountains. What more could we want? The second walk explores the low hills of the Northern end of the Clwydian Hills.

Saturday 25th September 2010.
The Stocks Reservoir Circuit.

Distance: 9 miles; Climb:320'.
Start: Slaidburn village car park. Grid ref:SD713524.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This is another walk is taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire", starting at the picturesque village of Slaidburn. The walk is described as a splendid circuit, and easy walk with one usually easy river crossing whatever that means!

Thursday 30th September 2010.
Llandegla, Llyn Cyfynwy and Graianrhyd.

Distance: 9-10 miles; Climb:1250'.
Start: Llandegla village car park opposite the primary school and Post Office adjacent to the bus stop. Grid ref:SJ197525.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.

These two walks are taken from Carl Rogers' book "Walking in the Clwydian Hills". One walk is described as an excellent walk which combines the craggy limeston escarpment of Graig with its wide views of the Clwydian Range and the flat moors of Llandegla. The other walk is described as a pleasant walk on parts of Offa's Dyke Footpath and visits Llyn Cyfynnwy with its delightful (my word) views.

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