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.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Dates and Walks April 2011

Updated 24th April 2011
I'm back on line at last!
Saturday 2nd April 2011.
The Dolwyddelan to Ty Mawr Round.
Distance:8-9 miles. Climb:1800'.
Start: Dolwyddelan Station Car Park. Grid ref: SH738522.
Leave Chester:8-00 a.m.
Last year we visited Ty Mawr on several occasions and found some of the described routes resulted in us treking through terrain not to our liking.  On looking at the map there seemed to be a more obvious which follows the Afon Bwlch y Groes, over Bwlch y Groes, through Pigyn Esgob to the Penmachno - Ty mawr road.
The return route will be the normal one that we take, the minor road to just past Ty Cyfyng and the forest tracks and quarry road back to the car park.
There may be another short walk (up to 4 miles)  from Dolwyddelan, if the group decides the Ty Mawr walk wasn't long enough.
Thursday 7th April 2011.
Fron Hen and Big with an extension to Moel Fammau.
Distance:10-11 miles. Climb:2000'.
Start: Layby on A594 Mold-Ruthin road, just South of Llanferres.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk combines a walk from Dave Bery's book " More Walks in the Clwydian Hills with an extension to the summit of Moel Fammau.  This is the first time that Moel Fammau has been included with the Fron Hen and Big Covert walk which explores both sides of the Alyn Valley around Llanferres.
Saturday 9th April 2011
Lyme park and Poynton Coppice.
Distance:11 miles. Climb:500'.
Start: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre Car Park. Anson Road. Grid ref: SJ945833.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks produced by Cheshire Councils in their series "Discover Cheshire".  The main walk visits Lyme Park and the former hunting lodge called "The Cage".  Red deer may be seen on this part of the walk.  The second walk uses part of the Middlewood Way and the Macclesfield Canal towpath as well as visiting Poynton Coppice, a semi-natural wood planted in 1847.
Thursday 14th April 2011
Poncysyllte, Croes yr Esgob and Trevor Hall.
Distance: 11 miles. Climb:1560.
Start: Trevor Basin car park on the North side of Poncysyllte Aquaduct.
SJ272423.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book " Walks Around Llangollen and the Dee Valley".  This has become one of our regular walks and is good at any time of the year.  On a clear day the views across the Dee valley to Trevor Rocks and the Eglywseg escarpments are quite stunning.
Saturday 16th April 2011.
St Celynin's Church, Tal y Fan and More.
Distance:8+ miles. Climb:2600'.
Start: Roadside parking near the Post Office just after entering the village of Rowen.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Betws-y-coed and the Conwy Valley.  This walk visits Snowdonia's most Northerly peak at just under 2000'. It also visits an ancient church, Maen Penddu standing stone and an ancient burial chamber.  Hopefully the weather will be kind to us this time.
Thursday 21st April 2011.
The Eglwyseg Escarpments and Trevor Rocks.
Distance:9-10 miles. Climb:1400'.
Start: Off road parking on the Panorama road just East of the monument. Grid ref: SJ247426.
This must be one of the best walks in the Llangollen area, especially on a sunny day. a walk that makes you feel like you're  on top of the world with superb views in all directions, including the Dee Valley, Dinas Bran, the Llantysilio Mountains and the Berwyns.
Saturday 23rd April 2011.
Morridge from Warslow.
Distance:11 miles. Climb:1300'.
Start: Warslow Village hall car park. Grid ref: SK086585.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
The Morridge walk is taken from Mark Richard's book White Peak Walks - Southern Dales" and goes past the Rey Memorial Viewpoint that looks across the the Roaches.  The walk is nominally only 5 miles, but the extra is gained by starting from Warslow.
Thursday 28th April 2011.
Around the Ystrad Valley and Foxhalls.
Distance:12-13 miles. Climb:1350'.
Start: Layby on Denbigh - Pentrefoelas road, A543, just after the road bend left on the edge of the town. Grid ref: SJ043659.
Leave Chester 9-0 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Vale of Clwyd".  One walk explores the gently undulating countryside between Denbigh and Henlan, and the other walk visits historic houses  associated with Dr Johnson and Beatrice Potter. The maybe an opportunity to visit Denbigh Castle, so CADW members bring you card with you!
Saturday 30th April 2011.
Another Walk Through Lyme Park.
Distance:10-11 miles. Climb:1500'.
Start: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre Car Park. Anson Road. Grid ref: SJ945833.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk combines another two walks produced by Cheshire Councils in their series "Discover Cheshire". This walk includes more paths through Knightslow Wood, along the Gritstone Trail as far as the Bowstones and returns via Lantern Wood and on past the front of the hall.

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