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.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Dolwyddelan Castle and More 2nd April 2011

 The Snowdon Horseshoe above Dolwyddelan Castle.
 Fran and Tito studying the route to Dolwyddelan Castle.
 Moel Siabod from the top of Dolwyddelan  Castle.
Resting at Dolwyddelan Castle.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.6 miles. Climb:2007'.
Time: 5 hours 20 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Dave J, Fran and Tito.
Another glorious day for walking, the weather got better and better as the day progressed.  We couldn't say the same for conditions underfoot!
We didn't make it to Ty Mawr, after reaching Bwlch y Groes, the conditions underfoot became so wet and there seeme no way round , that we had lunch and retraced our stepss back to the car.  The bonus however were the superb views of the Snowdon Horshoe and the place seemed to be alive with Meadow pipits.
We arrived back in Dolwyddelan, some of us with wet feet, but that didn't stop us setting off for Dolwyddelan Castle, another location worth a visit. As a CADW card holder I was looking forward to using it, but in the end there was no one to show it to at the entrance to the castle.
Birds seen or heard today included: Chaffinch, Pied wagtail, Mallard, Goosander, House sparrow, Meadow pipit, Chiffchaff, Carrion crow, Raven, Mistle thrush, Great tit, Blue tit, Woodpigeon, Collared dove and Song thrush.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn where the Lees bitter as ever was in good nick.

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