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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, 11 December 2010

Clip-y-Orsedd, the Druids Circle and Foel Lus 11th December 2010

An early view of Llanfairfechan with Anglesey and Puffin Island in the distance.
Wild ponies on the slopes of Clip-y-Orsedd.
Foel Lus with the Great Orme behind.
The Druids Circle.
Lunchtime on the Jubilee Path around Foel Lus.

Walk stats:Distance:10.9 miles; Climb:2035'.
Time: 5 hours 56 minutes; On the move walking average:2.3 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J and Carol H.
A good day for walking, and temperatures rising to 9 Celsius, it's almost shorts weather again! Overall this was a superb and varied walk, with ever changing views and vistas. Rapidly rising out of Llanfairfechan we soon had fantastic views across the sea towards Anglesey, then came the outline of the Northern Carneddau before we could see our first objective, Clip-y-Orsedd.
The next point of interest was the "Druids Circle", a circle of stones that never fails to impress. Finally we traversed the superb Jubilee Path above Penmaenmawr and were able to enjoy our lunch on one of the benches, just as the wind subsided for 20 minutes or so.
Our return route, almost a stroll, gave us the opportunity to debate the identity of Common gulls and Black-headed gulls and that of a very light coloured raptor.
Birds seen or heard today included:Blue tit, European robin, Jackdaw, Raven, Great tit, Long-tailed tit, Kestrel, Buzzard, Treecreeper, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Starling, Lapwing, Common gull, Black-headed gull and Herring gull.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn, where once again the Lees bitter was superb.

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