About Me

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

Monday, 28 March 2011

Dates and Walks March 2011

Thursday 3rd March 2011.
Moel Findeg, Deborah's Well, Bryn Alyn and Nercwys Mountain (A Tale of Two Mountains).
Distance:11 miles. Climb: 1800'.
Start: Lay-by opposite the Loggerheads Boundary Monument on the A494 Mold to Ruthin road. Grid ref: SJ202626.
Leave Chester 9-00a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "More Walks in the Clwydian Hills".  This is another chance to visit the summit of Moel Findeg with its fine views of the Northern Clwydians  and across the Cheshire plain to Pekforton and Beeston.  Hopefully we will make it as far as the ancient Deborah's well this time.

Saturday 5th March 2011.
Port Penryn, Its Railways and Rivers 
and the Grounds of Penryn Castle.
Distance:7-10 miles. Climb: 500+'.
Start: Car park on the right just before the main road bends left to the centre. Grid ref: SH595728.
Leave Chester 8-00a.m.
This walk is taken from a book by Dave Salter and Dave Worrall called £From Mountain Top to Valley Floor". The described walk explores the hinterland behind Penryn Castle. It is hoped to extend the walk by exploring the grounds of Penryn Castle so bring your National Trust Membership Card with you if you are a member.
Thursday 10th March 2011.
Distance:10 miles. Climb: 1300'.
Start: Ysceifiog, park adjacent to the children's play area. Grid ref: SJ152715.
Leave Chester 9-00a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "walks Around Holywell and Halkyn Mountains".  This is another chance to explore the area around Ysceifiog using field paths, woodland paths and bridleways.  The walk also explores the countryside between the Wheeler Valley and Lixwm.
Saturday 12th March 2011.
Beaumaris and Penmon.
Distance:13 miles. Climb: 1300'.
Start: The car park on the left just past Beaumaris Castle. Grid ref: SH609762.
Leave Chester 8-00a.m.
This walk combines one walk from Carl Roger's book "Coastal Walks Around Anglesey - Volume 1" with a walk from his book "Coastal Walks Around Anglesey - Volume 2" .  We enjoyed these walk when we last did it in March 2007.  High tide is at 14-50, so it should be possible to walk along the beach for the first part of the walk.  This is a good and varied walk, passing Penmon Priory and the site of Castell Aberlleiniog.
Thursday 17th March 2011.
Moel Plas-Yw, the Alyn Valley and Coed Ddu.
Distance:11 miles. Climb: 2000'.
Start: Car park at the Southern side of Moel Arthur. Grid ref: SJ148658.
Leave Chester 9-00a.m.
This walk combines another two walks from Dave Berry's book "More Walks from the Clwydian Hills". The first walk that crosses the slopes of Plas-Yw to the Wheeler Valley is one of my favourite walks in this area.  He describes the second walk as a walk that meanders through the attractive and varied countryside between Hendre and Cilcain.
Saturday 19th March 2011.
Wigan Pier and Haigh Country Park.
Distance:9-10 miles. Climb: 500'.
Start: Wigan Pier Car Park. Grid ref: SD579051.
Leave Chester 8-00a.m.
This walk is taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire", with an extension to explore the Haigh Country Park and beyond. High Country Park was one of the first to named as a Country Park. The return route is along the towpath of the Leeds - Liverpool Canal.  If you're like me and always wondered whether Wigan Pier really existed, then this is a chance to investigate the truth about it.  This should be an easy walk, without too many challenges!
Thursday 24th March 2011.
Lady Bagot's Drive with St Christopher's Blessing.
Distance:10-11 miles. Climb: 500'.
Start: Ruthin Riverside Car park (Pay and display). Grid ref: SJ121582.
Leave Chester 9-00a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Vale of Clwyd".  We have completed this walk many times before in all sorts of weather conditions. Conditions underfoot have been particularly challenging after lots of rain and the Afon Clwyd is in spate.  Hopefully we will see Kingfishers and can confirm Richard and Michel's sightings from last year. In the past we have seen Salmon trying to negotiate "Salmon's Leap" by the sewage works on the Afon Clwyd.  Can be muddy.
Saturday 26th March 2011.
Grin Low, Solomon's Tower, The Goyt and Corbar Hill.
Distance:11-12 miles. Climb: 2250'.
Start: Poole's Cavern Car Park, Buxton. Grid ref: SK049725.
Leave Chester 8-00a.m.
This walk combines three walks from Mark Richard's book "White Peak Walks - The Northern Dales".  The Solomon's Tower walk is linked to the other two by footpaths through the Pavillion Gardens. Hopefully we will get good views from Solomon's Tower and Corbar Hill this time.  The cross on Corbar Hill was destroyed by vandals protesting against the Pope's 2010 visit, but hopefully it will be restored by the time we get there (local people had decided that they wanted to replace the cross as soon as they had raised sufficient funds to do so). A good and varied walk.
Thursday 31st March 2011.
Moel y Gaer, Moel Fammau and the Western Fringes.
Distance:10 miles. Climb: 2000'.
Start: Car park at Bwlch Penbarras. Pay and display (£1 the last time we were there). Grid ref: SJ162606.
Leave Chester 9-00a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks on the Clwydian Hills". An opportunity to explore the Western slopes of Moel Fammau before climbing its summit.  The return route uses the main path of Offa's Dyke back to Bwlch Penbarras.  As this isn't Gordon's favourite hill or path, I thought I'd include it on the list when I knew Gordon wouldn't be walking.  An easy start, a stiff climb in the middle and a stroll back to the car.  Plenty of opportunity for good views in all directions, if it is clear when we get to the Jubilee Tower.

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