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.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Port Penryn, Penryn Castle and More 5th March 2011

Boats moored at Port Penryn.
On the old railway track from Port Penryn to Tregarth alongside the Afon Cegin.
Waiting for the leader!
Daffodils at Penryn Castle.

Walk stats: Distance:11.9 miles. Climb:591'.
Time:5 hours 8 minutes. On the move walking average:2.8 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.3 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger, Dave J., Celia, Mike D., Sue and Dave P.
This turned out to be a really good day for walking, another day that could have been a shorts day, not too hot and not too cold and warm sunshine at times including while we had lunch.  We certainly had better eather than the Carneddau were getting, the clouds/mist on the high tops didn't shift all day.We started the walk from Bangor, but the walk description started at Port Penryn. We tried to take a path through a small park, but we ended up where we started, but it did give Sue and Dave time to catch up with us having spotted us from the car park.  The walk started well with some good bird watching in the bay and around Port Penryn before heading off down the old railway track to Tregarth.  The walk was extended by walking through the grounds of Penryn Castle, giving us the opportunity to see our first splash of Welsh daffodils in bloom.
We arrived back at the car, a few of us with tired legs, after Mike had set a cracking pace for much of the walk!
Birds seen or heard today included:Jackdaw, Herring gull, Greenshank, Redsahnk, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Little grebe, Black-headed gull, Great black-backed gull, Little egret, Mute swan, Goosander, Blackbird, European robin, Greenfinch, Blue tit, Great tit, House sparrow, Nuthatch, Carrion crow, Black-billed magpie, Shelduck, Widgeon, Mallard and Mistle thrush.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn, where the Lee bitter was on good form.

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