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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.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Hen Cloud and the Roaches 30th October 2010

An early view of the Roaches.
On the Hen Cloud.
Looking up Lud's Church.
Can you spot the Red deer?
A superb Oak in Autumnal colours.

Walk stats:Distance:10.9 miles; Climb:2054'.
Time:6 hours 3 minutes. On the move walking average:2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.7 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Dave J., Nigel and Carol.
What a superb day for walking this turned out to be, bright and sunny with a cooling breeze for most of the day. Once on the ridge it was a delightful stroll for the next couple of hours, with views in all directions. Bosley Cloud, Shutlingsloe and Shinning Tor all clearly outlined. Lunch was taken about a mile into the return journey from Danebridge.
Lud's Church as ever always impresses, whether you're seeing it for the first time or it's a return visit.
Thankfully we started the walk early and we had Hen Cloud to ourselves and even the Roaches were relatively quiet.
The highlight of the day was seeing seven Red deer racing across the slopes ahead of us.
Birds seen or heard today included:Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Rook, Meadow pipit, Red grouse, Buzzard, Winter wren, Coal tit, Nuthatch, Great tit, Long-tailed tit, Coal tit, Fieldfare and Kestrel.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Wilkes Head in Leek where the Hartington bitter was once again in fine form.

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