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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, 12 March 2011

Beaumaris and Penmon 12th March 2011

Roger demonstrating how to us a monocular. 
Mike's wondering what the fuss is all about, over a few Pale-bellied Brent geese!
Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island.
Castell Aberlleiniog after its restoration in 2007/2008.
Our final view of Beaumaris Castle.
Walk stats: Distance:12.5 miles. Climb:797'.
Time:6 hours 5 minutes. On the move walking average:2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.0 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger, Dave J., Celia and Mike D.
Weather not quite as good as forecast, although the rain that we got was never enough to wet us and the wind was quite cool and the Sun had gone AWOL all day!
The tide was out, so we walked along the beach as much as we could on the way to Penmon from Beaumaris. This route wasn't easy going, but at least it kept us off the roads.  Lunch was taken at |Penmon Point, looking out across the bay to Puffin Island. During lunch we were fortunate to see several seals, including both a Common seal and a Grey seal. In addition we had superb views of a Shag diving and catching a fish, Guillemots flying and five Eider ducks flying and settling on the sea.
The highlight of the day was visiting Castell Aberlleiniog after its renovation in 2007/2008.
Birds seen or heard today included:Herring gull, Black-headed gull, Common gull, Great cormorant, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Ringed plover, Shelduck, Chaffinch, House sparrow, Dunnock, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion crow, Black-billed magpie, Nuthatch, Song thrush, Great spotted woodpecker, Mallard, Moorhen, Common starling, Greylag goose, Canada goose, Kestrel, Curlew, European robin, Eider duck, Shag and Guillemot.
A good walk overall, especially with the new circular paths from Llangoed Castell Aberlleiniog.
On the way home we had several mobile phone messages, a little surprising since neither Tito or Michel were on the walk!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where once again the Lees bitter revived at two member of the group!

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