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.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Shining Tor and the Goyt Valley 11th October 2010

Shining Tor and Shutlingsloe from the Tors ridge - One I prepared earlier.

Distance:6.8 miles; Climb:1198'.
Time:3 hours 24 minutes; On the move walking average:2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.0 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn and Sue Powell.
What a superb day for walking, sunshine and wall to wall blue skies only disturbed occasionally by jet vapour trails. However once on the Tors ridge the cooling wind was a little stronger than expected 12 m.p.h. The views super throughout, a pity I had forgotten to charge the batteries for my camera! Considering that it was a Monday, it was surprising the number of people that we encountered on route, and they weren't all in the wrinklies class!
Lunch was taken in the shelter of the wall by the trig point on Shining Tor. The route along the Tors ridge is almost entirely paved now, including large stones bridging the most boggy ditches/channels, making this section a pleasant upward stroll. Even the stile on the summit of Shining Tor has been replaced by a gate, it's no wonder that this is a popular place for walkers.
Birds seen or heard today included:Red grouse, Pheasant, Raven, Meadow pipit and Kestrel.
After walk celebrations were enjoyed at the Forts of Bengal restaurant in Sale where Martyn tried Paneer Jalfrezie for the first time. I can certainly recommend this restaurant, one review I read claimed it to be the best Indian restaurant in Sale.

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