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, 30 April 2011

Another Walk Around Lyme Park 30th April 2011

One of the delights of Spring.
The Cage in Lyme Park, visited on the extension to the walk planned as we had lunch.
Bluebells at their best in this party of Ryles Wood, Lyme Park.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.7 miles. Climb:1788'.
Time: 5 hours 7 minutes. On the move walking average; 2.6 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.1 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger and Celia.
Yet another great day for walking, wall to wall blues skies, plenty of sunshine and a lovely cooling wind, especially at the start.  This was a superbly contrasting walk from canal towpath, woodland, open moorland to managed parkland. surprisingly we didn't see many people on most sections of the walk, except when we were near to the House.
As ever at this time of the year the flowers are beginning to bloom, especially the Bluebells, butterflies like the Orange tip are dancing everywhere, Willow warblers, Chiffchaff and Skylarks delight us with their song. What a joy it is to be out walking on days like this.
Bird seen or heard today included: Mistle thrush, Great tit, Blue tit, Blackbird, Meadow pipit, Canada goose, Mallard, Grey heron, Lapwing, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Pheasant, Common buzzard, Pied  wagtail, Goldfinch, Willow warbler, Chiffchaff and Skylark.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Frozen Mop at Mobberley. Timothy Taylor  and Peronni were quaffed at a price! As most of us are just poor pensioners, we probably won't return!

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