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.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Walks and Dates June 2011

Updated 26th June 2011.
Thursday 2nd June 2011.
Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Moel y Parc.
Distance: 11 miles. Climb:2500'.
Start: Llangwyfan Forestry Car Park between Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau. Grid: SJ139668.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "More walks in the Clwydian Hills". It is quite some time since we did this walk starts with the steep ascent of Moel Arthur and eventually contours around the Northern slopes of Penycloddiau.  Sections on this side of Penycloddiau can be on the boggy side, but hopefully not at this time of the year. Quite a challenging roller a coaster type of walk as they often are in the Clwydian Hills.
Saturday 4th June 2011.
The Eastern Arans.
Distance:9-10 miles. Climb:2700'.
Start: Bwlch-y-Groes. Off road parking at the summit on the minor road from Llanuwchllyn to Dinas Mawddy. Grid ref:SH913233.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from the Nuttalls' book "The Mountains of England and Wales Volume 1 Wales".  This is quite a challenging walk, especially as much of it is pathless and involves negotiating heather and boggy patches. Last time we did this walk we ended the walk in torrential rain and missed out the there and back climb to Moel y Cerrig Duon.
Thursday 9th June 2011.
Around the Little Orme and More.
Distance:7-8 miles. Climb:1600'.
Start: Roadside parking near the PC on the shore road in Craig y Don at the East end of Llanduno. Grid ref:SH7994082152.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks on the North Wales Coast".  This walk is a little shorter than our usual walks, but has become one of our annual favourites after we found a lot of orchids in flower on a previous walk.  The cliffs around the Little Orme are nesting sites for Great cormorants and Shag, so bring binoculars too.  We have in the past seen seals too.
Saturday 11th June 2011.
Around Holyhead Mountain.
Distance:12-13 miles. Climb:1326'.
Start: Roadside parking opposite PC by the Old Harbour in Holyhead. Just before the turning to South Stack. SH245831.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This is another wak that has become an annual favourite.  Much of the walk is along the Coastal path, but we will probably make a detour to visit the summit of Holyhead Mountain.  A good chance of seeing Choughs, Guillimots, Razorbills and even Puffins.  Bring binoculars if you can.
Thursday 16th June 2011.
Talacre to Prestatyn and Back with an extension to Point of Ayr.
Distance:9-10 miles. Climb:100'.
Start: Talacre beach car park. SJ124848.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks on the North Wales Coast". We enjoyed this walk last year, so I thought it was worth repeating. Perhaps it wll become another of our annual favourites. This time we will have to detour around the Little tern colony. Another walk when binoculars would be handy.
No walk today - Saturday 18th June 2011.
Llyn Caer Euni from Llanderfel.
Distance:9-10 miles. Climb:1800’
Start: Roadside parking by the stream in the village of Llanderfel. Grid ref:SH982371.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
The described part of the walk is taken from Dave Berry’s book “Walks Around Y Bala and Penllyn”. This is only a 5 mile walk, but the extra miles is linking the start of the walk in Sarnau with Llanderfel, using different paths on the outward and return journeys.
The outward route will include using a path through the Nature Reserve Cors y Sarnau. There is a good chance of seeing Red kites in this area.
Thursday 23rd June 2011.
The River Dee from Aldford to Farndon.
Distance:11-12 miles. Climb:200'.
Start: Roadside parking just as you enter the first lane on the left after passing the Grosvenor Arms in Aldford if approaching from the Chester side. Grid ref:SJ42125875.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from the OS Cheshire Walks book with a little added extra! The outward route will follow the river and the return route will follow mainly field paths and quiet lanes.
No walk - Saturday 25th June 2011.
Chnict and the Moelwyns. - Postponed until later in the year.
Distance:9-10 miles. Climb:3650'.
Start:Croesor village car park. Grid ref: SH631447.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from the Nuttalls' book "The Mountains of England and Wales Volume 1 Wales". It is a long time since we did Chnict and even longer since we included the Moelwyns in the walk as well.  This is quite a demanding walk, so lets hope for a good day weatherwise which will then give us  good views of the Snowdon  group of mountains and the ridge from Chnict to Moel Siabod.
Thursday 30th June 2011.
Delamere Forest and Boothsdale.
Distance:12 miles. Climb:1500'.
Start: Gresty's Waste Car Park on the A54. SJ540686.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from the OS Cheshire Walks book. One is described as an attractive  walk on the Southern fringes of Delamere Forest with good views the higher points on the walk. Both walks use parts of the Sandstone Trail

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