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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, 12 April 2011

Fron Hen, Moel Famau and More 7th April 2011

Tito's 65th Birthday Walk.

Everyone at the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau.
Does anyone know where they are going?
Our first view of the summit of Moel Famau clear of mist.
Walk stats: Distance:10.1 miles, Climb: 1879'. 
Time: 5 hours 5 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie H., Gordon, Tito and Tim.
This was a walk that we started off in cloud or was it rain and ended in glorious warm sunshine.  Views in the morning were none existent, but at least we had plenty of Chiffchaff singing and we heard our first Willow warbler of the year.  The extension to the summit of Moel Famau was just a means of testing our climbing legs, but despite the weather conditions everyone we met was cheerful and friendly.
Lunch was taken at the main car park / picnic site where we used one of the new picnic tables.  Tito even provided a piece of superbly moist Date and Walnut Loaf for everyone.
After lunch the weather got better and better and the group gradually shed more and more layers, but only two exposed knees throughout!
Birds seen or heard today included:Chiffchaff, Willow warbler,, Blackbird, House sparrow, Chaffinch, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Nuthatch, Common buzzard and Woodpigeon.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Rainbow Inn, where Blacksheep Bitter went down well.  Tito offered to buy everyone  drink to celebrate his becoming a real pensioner, but he had only one acceptor, no prize for guessing who!

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