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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

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Poynton Coppice and Lyme Park 9th April 2011

 A Blackbird on the Middlewood Way.
 The Cage in Lyme Park.
 Bluebells in flower in Ryles Wood.
It must have been hot!
Walk stats: Distance: 7.6 miles. Climb: 1016'.
Time: 3 hours 52 minutes.
On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Roger.
This was yet another glorious day for walking.  Very sunny and the only wind that we experienced was as we approached the Cage in Lyme Park, and that was pleasantly cooling.  It was so warm that you could have believed that it was a Summer day rather than an April day, even Roger risked removing his zip-offs!
We set off along the Middlewood Way with Willow Warblers and Chiffchaff singing from the tree tops every few yards or so.
Poynton Coppice had a good display of Spring flowers including some Bluebells. Ryles Wood in Lyme Park had even more.  
Lyme Park around the House was very popular. The highlight of the walk was the little ridge with the Cage at the top.  Good views in all directions, although not really crystal clear on  this occasion.
The Lyme Park walk was much shorter than in the description, and we were back at the car just after 1.
Birds seen or heard today included: Blackbird, , Feral pigeon, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Mallard, Canada goose, Black-headed gull, Skylark, Blue tit, Great tit, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Pheasant and House sparrow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Railway Inn at Mobberley where Dunham Massey green Tree Bitter went down well.

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