About Me

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.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Dates and Walks November 2010

Group Walk and Meal at the Crown Inn, Llandegla.
Please see below for details.
Thursday 4th November 2010.
Around Helsby Hill and Frodsham Marshes.


Distance: 11-12 miles. Climb:800'.
Start: Frodsham Main Car park (Turn right at traffic lights off Helsby Road and then left immediately after the Helter Skelter pub. Grid ref: SJ517778.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
The Helsby part of the walk is taken from Jen Darling's book "More Pub Walks in Cheshire and the Wirral". Her walk starts at the Netherton Hall, but we will start in Frodsham and use the Sandstone Trail to link with the walk by the golf course. After completing the circuit at Netherton Hall, we will return to Frodsham using some of the many tracks/footpaths that wind their way around Frodham Marshes. Frodsham Marshes can be good bird watching area, so bring your binoculars with you.

Saturday 6th November 2010.
Winter Hill, Rivington Pike and Lever Park.
Distance: 9 miles. Climb:1035',
Start: Car Park, Lever Park Grid ref: SD635229.
Leave Chester at 8-00 a.m.
This is another walk taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire". He describes the walk as a generally easy walk on good tracks throughout, and is a tek through history. Weather permitting, we should get good views of the Darwen Moors visited last month.


Thursday 11th November 2010.
Burton and Parkgate.
Distance:10 miles. Climb:500'.
Start: Roadside parking on Denhall Lane next to benches overlooking the marshes. Grid ref: SJ301747.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
The Burton circuit is taken from Jen Darling's book "Walks in West Cheshire and the Wirral". The extension will involve some road walking through Neston to link up with the Wirral Way and onto Parkgate. The return route will use coastal paths as much as possible and pass Neston Old Quay and Denhall Quay on the way back to Denhall Lane.


Saturday 13th November 2010.
Around Anglezark Reservoir and More.
Distance: 8-11 miles. Climb: Not a lot expected!
Start:Car park and picnic site, Rivington Park. Grid ref: SD628138.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is based on a walk from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire". His part of the walk is described as being on generally good paths and tracks, but can be muddy! The extensions will result in the whole walk going past 5 reservoirs. It will probably be worthwhile bringing binoculars with you.




Thursday 18th November 2010.

Lleweni Hall, Denbigh Castle and Goblin Fields.


Distance: 9-10 miles. Climb: 670'
Start: Layby/off road parking opposite the entrance to the Brookside Mill Tavern on the A525. Grid ref: SJ072658.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
These two walks are taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Vale of Clwyd". One walk is described as a delightful walk that included a fine Medieval church, the historic Lleweni Hall and attractive riverside paths by the Afon Clwyd and Afon Ystrad.
The second walk is described as interesting and takes a "green"approach to a little known castle in Wales.

Saturday 20th November 2010.

Black Hameldon and More.
Distance:11-12 miles; Climb:2000' at a guess.
Start:Car park and picnic site at Hurstwood. Grid ref: SD883133.
Leave Chester at 8-00 a.m.
This walk is based on a walk from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire" with extensions to include Hoarside Moor and Shuttleworth Moor. The walk includes part of the Burnley Way and the Pennine Bridleway. This walk isn't recommended in poor visibility, so let's hope for good weather.



Thursday 25th November 2010.
Cyrn-y-Brain and Sir Watkin's Tower.
Distance: 7 miles. Climb: 800'.
Start: Car park at the Crown Hotel Pen-y-Stryt, Llandegla.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
This is the day we agreed to have a meal together following our Thursday walk, hence the reason for the walk being shorter than usual.
This walk is based on a walk produced by Denbighshire Country Services. It is described as a pleasant walk through varied landscape, and eventually rises to open moorland. The extension takes a little further across the moor to the summit of Cyrn-y-Brain and Sir Watkin's Tower. We will use the Offa's Dyke and Clwydian Way Footpath to return to Llandegla and the Crown Hotel, hopefully for about 13-30, in time for a meal around 14-00 hours. The walk may be shortened to ensure that we are back at the Crown by 13-30.

As we are having a meal after the walk, there is no need to bring any packed lunch. Martyn will provide fruit cake (the first from this years batch) for everyone, but please let him know that you are coming on the walk.
Saturday 27th November 2010.
Jumbles, Wayoh, Turton and Entwistle Reservoirs.
Distance:10 miles. Climb:1000'.
Start:Waterfold Car Park, off Bradshaw Road (A676), Jumbles Country Park.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is based on a walk taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire". He describes the walk as a pleasant walk on good paths. The extension to Turton and Entwistle Reservoirs includes another section of the Witton Weaver Way and crosses Turton Heights and a hill called Cheetham Cross.

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