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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Thursday 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 Thursday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, and usually about 8 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.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Dates and Walks October 2010.

Saturday 2nd October 2010.
Tre'r Ceiri, Yr Eifl and Vortigern's Ravine.

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 7th October 2010.
Llantysilio Mountains and More.


Distance: 8-11 miles; Climb:2000'.
Start: Parking area opposite the Ponderosa Hotel at the top of the Horseshoe Pass . Grid Ref: SJ193481.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
Most of the walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Llangollen and the Dee Valley" with a there and back extension to the Sir Watkin Tower and trig point. This is a superb roller coaster of a walk that can be quite challenging if the weather isn't at its best. Hopefully it will be a good Autumn day so that we can enjoy the panoramic views offered.


Saturday 9th October 2010.
Darwen Moor West

Distance: 11 miles; Climb:1000'.
Start: The car park and visitor centre at Tockholes next to the Royal Arms . Grid Ref: SD665215.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.

This walk is taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire" with a little extra to start at the Tockholes car park. This could be another walk for the Murphy clan, with this walk following Catherine Edge. Once agin the walk uses the Witton Weavers Way. This time we will visit Belmont Reservoir before returning across the wilderness of Spitlers Edge and Redmonds Edge.

Thursday 14th October 2010.
Caer Drewyn, Pen-y-Pigyn and an on to Cynwyd.
Distance: 9 miles; Climb:1000'.
Start: Corwen centre car park next to the Public Convenience. Grid Ref: SJ080435.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk combines to walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Llangollen and the Dee Valley" with a there and back extension to Cynwyd. The visit of Caer Drewyn is described as enchanting and the second walk as being a delightful walk through the wooded hillside above Corwen and concludes with lovely walk alongside the River Dee.

Saturday 16th October 2010.
Slaidburn, Dunsop Bridge, Newton and the River Hodder.

Distance: 11 miles; Climb:1000'.
Start: Slaidburn village riverside car park . Grid Ref: SD713524.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.


This walk is based on a walk taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire" with an extension from Beatrix to Dunsop Bridge, returning along the River Hodder as far as Boarden, along the road and then heading South past Knoll Wood to Foulscales and then upto Newton to rejoin the original route that follows the River Hodder back to Slaidburn. He describes his part of the walk as being a delightful rural walk.

Thursday 21st October 2010.
Moel Arthur and Moel Plas-yw.

Distance: 9-10 miles; Climb:1500'.
Start: Llangwyfan Forestry car park . Grid Ref: SJ139668.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.

This walk combines one walk from Dave Berry's book "Walking on the Clwydian Hills" and one from his book "More Walks on the Clwydian Hills". It seems quite along time since we last did these two walks together. He describes one walk as following an attractive old enclosed bridleway, traverses the slopes of Plas-yw and give excellent views. The other walk includes a delightful green track that contours around Moel Arthur and culminates in a stiff climb to the summit of Moel Arthur hillfort with its panoramic views across the Vale of Clwyd towards Snowdonia as well as giving fine views towards Moel Fammau and Offa's Dyke footpath.


Saturday 23rd October 2010.
Revidge and Ecton Hill.


Distance: 12 miles; Climb:1600'.
Start: Hulme End Car park (Pay and Display) . Grid Ref: SK103592.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.

This walk combuines two walks from Mark Richard's book "White Peak Walks -Southern Dales". We have done these walks many times under many different weather conditions and conditions underfoot. In fact the Ecton Hill walk relives in our memory as one of the muddiest walks ever, but we now know how to avoid it! These two varied walks allow us to enjoy good views from the tops of Revidge and Ecton Hills finish with a pleasant stroll along the Manifold Valley.

Thursday 28th October 2010.
Ffrith Mountain and the Alyn Gorge, Moel Fammau and Moel Dywyll.

Distance: 11-12 miles; Climb:2000'.
Start: Off road parking opposite the Loggerheads Memorial . Grid Ref: SJ199627.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.

The main part of the walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "More Walks in the Clwydian Hills" which he describes as an excellent walk exploring the beautiful valleys and foothills of the Clwydians. The extension to Moel Fammau will add about 4 miles to the walk as described. The descent from Moel Fammau follows the Offa's Dyke footpath over Moel Dywyll before descending towards Cilcain and rejoining the described route. Our walk this time is clockwise, the opposite way to our normal ascent of Moel Fammau via the Alyn Gorge and Cilcain.


Saturday 30th October 2010.
The Roaches

Distance: 11 miles; Climb:1500'.
Start: Roadside parking below the Roaches and Hen Cloud . Grid Ref: SK005621.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.

This walk is taken from Mark Richard's book "High Peak Walks" and has become one of our favourite walks, appearing at least once each year. This walk involves a good section along the ridge that makes you feel as though you're on top of the world. On a clear day you get superb views in all directions. Trying to spot a Wallaby, I feel will be fruitless yet again. We will probably choose a route that takes us through Lud's Church. This is a popular place for walkers and climbers, so it is unlikely that we will have the Roaches to ourselves!

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