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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, 21 October 2010

Moel Arthur and Moel Plas-yw 21st October 2010

Moel Plas-yw from the bridleway leading to Moel Arthur.
Setting off just after lunch.
On the bridleway just below Moel Arthur on the South side.


Fly Agaric by the dozen in the Llangwyfan Forest!
Moel Arthur from the high level path back to the Llangwyfan Forest Car Park.

Walk stats: Distance:9.7 miles; Climb:1593'.
Time: 5 hours 0 minutes; On the move walking average:2.3 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:1.9 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger, Dave J., Fran and Tito.
What a lovely Autumnal day for walking this turned out to be, although by the end of the walk, I did regret not wearing shorts! Throughout the day we enjoyed sunshine and mainly blue skies, and at times a somewhat cooling wind.
Today for the first time on this walk we made the ascent of Moel Arthur right at the start, but unfortunately my camera was playing up, and I was unable to capture any of the wonderful views that we could see whilst at the summit. Countless Ravens entertained us as they tumbled in the air above us. At one time there must have been close on 50 birds around Moel Plas-yw!
Again for the first time we were following the bridleway that contours round the West side of Moel Arthur, and were surprised to see a workman in the process of putting a roof on unique house that Dave Evans had designed and started to build.
Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Blackbird, Pied wagtail, Coal tit, Blue tit, Winter wren, Buzzard, Kestrel, Black-billed magpie, Jay, Fieldfare (our first for this season's migration), Long-tailed tit and Raven( undoubtedly our bird of the day).
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn. It's always good when you find out that the new management still keeps the Lees bitter in excellent condition.

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