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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.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Llantysilio Mountains 7th October 2010

Looking back towards Moel y Gamelin from Moel Morfydd.
Looking towards the Vale of Llangollen just as the mist/cloud started to lift.
Early lunch on the summit of Moel Morfydd, 20 minutes before Celia sent her text from Cornwall.
One for Fran, a magnificent berry laden Hawthorn bush.

Walk stats:Distance:7.7 miles; Climb:2171'.
Time:4 hours 41 minutes; On the move walking average:1.9 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:1.5 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Gordon, Fran and Tito. A very select group today, the Pelissiers, Celia and Annie on holiday, Sylvia working, Dave and Phil on house improvements, Roger, Richard, Carol and Tim all on family duties.
The four die-hards set off in bracing conditions, a cool wind and no views to encourage them. The mist/cloud only lifted after about an hours walk and just before the ascent of Moel Morfydd.
We still experienced that magic moment as the mist/cloud starts to lift and the views start to appear, first below the clouds and then in glorious sunshine and blue skies.
Lunch was enjoyed on the summit of Moel Morfydd with views down to the Vale of Llangollen and to Gordon's delight we could even see the steam locos on their journey from Carrog to Llangollen.
Birds seen or heard today included:Raven, Carrion crow, Meadow pipit, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red kite, Carrion crow, Pheasant, Coal tit and Blackbird.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant-yr-ochain as the Crown at Llandegla wasn't open. The brews enjoyed included Deuchers IPA and Weetwood'd Cheshire Cat.
Always a good walk, often more tiring than you expect, but always even better when you finish in warm sunshine as we did today.

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