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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, 21 March 2011

The Edge to Nether Alderley 21st March 2011

Not easy to see, but it's a Common buzzard!
The superb new footbridge over the new Alderley Edge by-pass, a better way than the way that we last had to cross the new by-pass!
Nether Alderley church, a pleasant spot to rest in the sunshine.
Walk stats: Distance:6.1 miles. Climb:344'.
Time: 3 hours 16 minutes. On the move walking average:2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Sue Powell.
Almost a perfect day for walking with mainly blue skies and pleasantly warm sunshine.  Good dry conditions underfoot until we had to go through fields beyond Fern Hill with very potent smelling muck spreading still going on, and even careful walking around the edge of the field left us with somewhat smelly boots!   New Alderley Edge by-pass had been built since the last time that we did this walk, but thankfully there is superb new footbridge to cross once it is open to public use.
A very pleasant 10 minutes or so was enjoyed having afternoon fruit tea, sitting in the grounds of Nether Alderley church basking in the sunshine. Alas the mill is no longer open to view except for groups, so we just had to continue up the road to Bradford Lane and back to the car.
Birds seen or heard included:Chaffinch, Blackbird, Eurasian jay, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Rook, Kestrel, Common buzzard, Nuthatch, Blue tit, Great tit, Greenfinch, Lapwing, Woodpigeon, Feral pigeon, Pheasant, Black-billed magpie and Mallard.
Overall a very pleasant walk, especially so as walking in mid-week meant that the crowds of visitors always seen at weekends were not there.

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