About Me

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

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Llandegla, Llyn Cyfynwy and Graianrhyd 30th September 2010

Nigel making a guest appearance and leading them out of the woods!

Lunch time, but not much of a view!

More ducks than you could ever expect, and this is only a few!
At the trig point above Llyn Cyfynwy.
Looking towards the Graianrhyd Quarry and the Clwydian Hills from the trig point above
Llyn Cyynwy.
Looking across Llyn Cyfynwy from the trig point towards Liverpool.

Walk stats: Distance:10.9 miles; Climb:1155'.
Time: 5 hours 21 minutes; On the move walking average:2.4 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Richard, Sylvia and Dave J., Phil, Fran and Tito, Celia, Nigel Taylor, Annie H., Gordon, Sue and Michel.
Celia was back with the group after her walking holiday in Austria where she met up with Petra an Austrian German assistant many of the group will remember with fondness as she was a regular member of the walking group. Petra has sent greetings to all those from the walking group and Upton High who remember her 15 years or so ago. It is good to know that Petra is now married with two children, one has called Martin too!
It seems like its the Celia show, she arrived at the car park realising that she had left her lunch pat home. Gordon came to rescue and gave her one of his sandwiches, apparently a Cheeese and onion pasty bought at the local shop didn't come up to scratch, I don't know why I quite like them, especially when they are hot!.
Back to today's walk, what a wonderful day it turned out to be. The weather was perfect, even if the route finding wasn't, even with prompts from our resident Scot, we still went wrong.
Nevertheless this turned out to be a superb varied walk, one we must do more frequently in the future, especially since Sarah and Kelly are now running the Crown Hotel at Llandegla.
Birds seen or heard included:House sparrow, Chaffinch, Buzzarsd, Mallard, Common coot, Blackbird, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Great tit, Raven, European robin and Meadow pipit.
We arrived back at the Crown Hotel, Llndegla, looking forward to a pint of J.w. Lees bitter, alas the Crown was closed. However disappointment turned to joy as we met Kelly in the car park and we were soon supping an excellent pint of Lees bitter.

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