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, 14 October 2010

Pen-y-Pigyn, Llangar Church and Caer Drewyn 14th October 2010

The new statue of Owain Glyndwr in the centre of Corwen.
Llangar Church, Church of the White Deer (Eglwysig Carw Gwyn), our lunch spot.
The wall painting that you see as you enter Llangar Church.
Human life on Earth in a picture.
The painting of a white deer in Llangar Church originally called Eglwysig Carw Gwyn.
At the summit cairn in Caer Drewyn.
A view from the summit cairn in Caer Drewyn.

Walk stats: Distance:9.5 miles; Climb:1044'.
Time: 4 hours 22 minutes. On the move walking average:2.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.1 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger, Gordon and Dave J.
Starting time was delayed a little by getting stuck behind a convoy of wide vehicles for nearly an hour and only by a matter of minutes did we make it to the car park before them by re-routing through Carrog.
Rather a gloomy overcast day with the Llantysilio Mountains being in cloud all day. At least it wasn't cold. We started with a lovely walk up to Pen-y-Pygin, but today the views were very limited. The highlight of the day was during our lunch break at Llangar Church a CADW volunteer came to open the church and I was fortunate to be able to see the impressive wall paintings inside. Even better I was given a potted history of the church and given an application form to get a free Pensioners Pass for CADW, Gordon was happy about that too!
I'm almost sure that I saw a Salmon jumping in the Dee just below the point where the Alwen joins it.
Walking along the river was a pleasant, but today we didn't see any avian life on it at all.
However birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, House sparrow, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Carrion crow, European robin, Grey Heron, Pheasant, Nuthatch, Meadow pipit, Great cormorant, Mallard, Mistle thrush, Redwing and Black-billed magpie.
After walk drinks were enjoyed in front of an open fire at the Pant-yr-Ochain. Hobson's Twisted Spire was the beer of choice. It was good to see that at least three good real ales on offer below 4% alcohol.

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