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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Rivington Pike and Winter Hill 6th November 2010

Rivington Pike and the mast on Winter Hill from the Liverpool Castle Folly.

Looking towards Pigeon Tower and Rivington Pike from a footpath on the East side of Lower Rivington Reservoir

At the trig point on Winter Hill.

A the largest of the three cairns on Twa lads.

Walk stats: Distance: 8.7 miles; Climb:1232'.
Time: 4 hours 39 minutes. On the move walking average:2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.8 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Dave J., Mike D and Fran.
What a glorious day for walking this turned out to be, my only regret is that I believed the weather forecast and decided not to wear shorts! Wall to wall blue skies, plenty of sunshine and hardly any wind.
This was a very pleasant walk, and only a very short section on the climb from the Belmont Road to the top of Winter Hill was on the muddy side, even the detour around the masts wasn't too bad. We decided to make a slight detour from the described route to visit the summit of Twa Lads, well worth the minimal extra climb.
We had good views towards both Snowdonia and the Lake District
A slower than usual walking average, largely due to the fact that everyone we met, and there were lots, were very friendly and seemed happy to talk more than a the normal "good morning" or "Hi"!
Birds seen or heard today included: Chaffinch, Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Black-headed gull, Black-billed magpie, Raven, Mallard, Meadow pipit, European robin, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Great cormorant, Kestrel and Jay.
The walk finished early as we couldn't find an easy extension to the walk, so we were forced to head for an early pint in the Spinners Arms (bottom house) on Church Road Adlington. An excellent selection of beers were on offer, and all those sample were enjoyed once they had warmed up slightly!

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