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.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Moel Fammau and the Leet 28th October 2010

The final approach to Moel Fammau or so I thought!
On the summit of Moel Fammau.

Walk stats: Distance: 12.8 miles. Climb:2158'.
Time:6 hours 23 minutes. On the move walking average:2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.0 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger, Gordon, Annie H., Phil, Mike D., Fran and Tito.
Optimistically we were expecting a couple of showers and temperatures on the warm side due to a warm wind. In fact we did do well and both showers didn't account to much, and most of the walk was completed in pleasant conditions. Lunch was taken in wood just below the summit of Moel Fammau, on the short cut suggested by Phil. On the summit tower on Moel Fammau there was a keen wind to say the least, but one member of the group braved it out in shorts and shirt sleeves!
The walk was slightly longer than expected, both in terms of distance and time (a 30 minute delay at the visitors centre at Loggerheads when we lost Tito for a while.).
Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Cola tit, Great tit, Chaffinch, Long-tailed tit, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Woodpigeon, Jay, Kestrel, Mistle thrush, Blackbird and Black-billed magpie.
Overall a good walk, even Gordon liked this route to Moel Famma. However I'll probably make the extension a little shorter next time!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn at Mold where the star brew of choice was Cwrw Eryri.

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