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.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Bryn Alyn and Moel Findeg 27th January 2011.


The first approach to Bryn Alyn.


A few friends alongside some unusually creative topiary in Maeshafn.


On the sunmmit of Moel Findeg.
I had another senior moment and forgot to take my camera!  Phil has kindly provided all of the photos.
Walk stats:Distance:9.3 miles. Climb:1860'.
Time: 5 hours 1 minute. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Tim, Sylvia and Dave J., Carol, Celia, Fran and Tito, Gordon, Annie H., Sue and Michel.
What a superb day for a winter walk this turned out to be.  Dry throughout, a breeze that was certainly on the cool side at times, and ending in glorious sunshine. 
This was a very varied walk that provided no route finding difficulties until we entered Nercwys Forest, where the ravages of tree felling didn't help our trying to find a path on the ground! as usual we ended up at the car park on the Eryris side of the forest and could use the minor roads to get back on track in the village.
Lunch was taken sheltering from the bitter wind just below an outcrop of limestone on the Southern part  of Bryn Alyn. 
Once back at Maeshafn we decide not to visit Deborah's Well and just extend the walk by a a mile or so to include Moel Findeg. As ever this proved to be a superb vantage point, with the whole of the Clwydian range coming into view as well as the Cheshire plain to the East.
Birds seen or head today included:European robin, Black-billed magpie, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Buzzard, Blue tit, Collared dove, Woodpigeon, Great tit, Dunnock, Mistle thrush, Chaffinch and Blackbird.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at a cost at the Glasfryn in Mold. Cwrw Eryry as ever went down well.  The tea went down well too!

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