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.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Tre'r Ceiri and Port y Nant 2nd October 2010

Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort - hut circles.
Sheltering by the cairn in Tre'r Ceiri hillfort.
A view across Nant Gwrtheyryn towards yrEifl.
On the path from the Welsh Language Centre.
Looking across Porth y Nant towards Penryn Glas Quarry.

Walk stats:Distance:7.5 miles; Climb:2630', but it was windy! Probably nearer to 1700'.
Time:4 hours 57 minutes; On the move walking average:1.9 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike, Celia, Carol Herbstritt and Paul de Mengel.
It was good to have two new face on the walk with Carol joining the group for the first time and Paul putting in a guest appearance whilst staying with his sister (Celia).
Weather not as good as we had hoped, far windier and the clouds were covering the summit of Yr Eifl. However we only had a short ten minute shower and after lunch we had sunshine too!
The views towards the coast at the start of the walk were encouraging, but alas at Tre'r Ceiri they were somewhat misty. We could however just about see the coast on both sides of the Lleyn peninsular.
As ever Tre'r Ceiri hillfort with its many hut circles never fails to impress, but today it was a little on the breezy side to explore for long.
The wind was so strong and with Yr Eifl summit still in cloud, we decided to miss out Yr Eifl and head for a la more sheltered lunch spot nearer the coast.
We had lunch at the picnic site just after exiting the forest on the way to Porth y Nant. The picnic benches were very welcome despite being covered by mosses/lichen.
The coastal path beyond the Welsh Language Centre gave good views across Porth y Nant in both directions and throughout this section we were accompanied by of the sea as it rolled inward across the shore.
Whenever you complete a walk on such a windy day, you always end up back at the start with your face glowing!
Birds seen or heard today were few and far between, but included:Carrion crow, Raven, Stonechat, Herring gull, Meadow pipit, Buzzard and Chough (very definately the bird of the day).
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn where Paul found the Lees bitter to his liking.

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