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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.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Leasowe and New Brighton 10th February 2011

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Walking along the beach from Leasowe to New Brighton
Fort Perch Rock and its Lighthouse.
Emerging from Ditton Lane Nature Reserve.

Walk stats: Distance: 11.5 miles. Climb:216'.
Time: 4 hours 56 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.8 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.3 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Sylvia and Dave J., Celia, Carol, Sue and Michel, Gordon and Annie H.
Yet another great day for a walk along the coast, not quite shorts weather, but getting close! We even had warm sunshine during the middle part of the walk, including lunchtime, taken in Vale Park.
On the outward route we took advantage of the low position of the tide, and had a very pleasant and delightful walk along the beach from Leasowe to Fort Perch Rock.  The return route involved walking along the promenade as the tide rapidly came in after lunch.  We finished the walk with  a little  detour to Ditton Nature Reserve, not the best of reserves path wise, but at least we added a few more birds to our list. What a joy it was at the start when two Skylarks greeted us as we arrived at the car park at Leasowe Lighthouse. This was the first time that we have heard a Skylark on a walk this year and they were still singing when we arrive back at the car at the end of the walk.
Birds seen or heard today included: Shelduck, Mute swan, Mallard, Little egret, Lapwing, Purple sandpiper, Dunlin, Curlew, Redshank, Littlel gul, Black-headed gull, Lesser black-backed gull, Herring gull, Great black-backed gull, Woodpigeon, Skylark, Pied wagtail, Stonechat, Blackbird, Song thrush, Redwing, Mistle thrush, Blue tit, Great tit, Black-billed magpie, Great cormorant, Carrion crow, Starling, House sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Bullfinch, Winter wren, Dunnock and Long-tailed tit..
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Wheatsheaf at Raby where Brimstage Trappers Hat Bitter quenched our thirst nicely (for some of us at least)!

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