This was a photo-less walk, I missed my one opportunity of taking a notable photo when we went past Fred Dibnah's caravan!
Walk stats: Distance:11.4 miles; Climb:255'.
Time: 5 hours 0 minutes. On the move walking average:2.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.3 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn.Roger, Gordon and Annie H.
The weather forecast wasn't good, with lingering mist/fog on the agenda. Whilst this was true walking wasn't unpleasant, but the views were always left to our imagination!
This walk would be excellent if you really liked horses, we must have seen hundreds of them on this walk. This is obviously a poor area of Cheshire. Our only other distraction was the challenge of crossing a new by-pass twice!
The highlight of the walk otherwise was passing through a farm and talking to the farmer about Fred Dibnah and the endless greenhouses growing millions of tomatoes for Tesco.
Our lunch spot was chosen out of desperation, I sat on a stile, Annie sat on the grass, Gordon just stood up, and I'm not sure that Roger had any lunch at all.
Bird seen or heard included: Blackbird, Black-billed magpie, European robin, Carrion crow, Blue tit, Collard dove, Woodpigeon, Mallard, Moorhen, Great tit, House sparrow and Balck-headed gull.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Lord Eldon in Knutsford where Tatton Best and Ale were enjoyed. Rumour has it the fish and chips here are excellent, but it's worth going for just the real fire and the real ale too!
- Harris Hikers
- 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.