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.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Disley and Lyme park 16th May 2011

The cage again!
Sue checking we are still on course!
Deer in Lyme Park.
Shutlingsloe and Macclesfield Forest from the Bowstones.
Walk stats: Distance:7.3 miles. Climb:1077'.
Time: 3 hours 3 minutes. On the move walking average:2.8 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.4 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Sue Powell.
The weather turned out well for walking, dry throughout and pleasantly on the cool side, although the wind was a little on the blustery side around the Bowstones.
Our original route had to be amended as some of the paths around the reservoirs were closed, forcing us to use Green Lane on the return journey as well as on the outward route.
Lyme Park was quite quiet, and for once we had good views of some of the deer on fields/pasture North of Knightslow Wood.
Throughout the walk Barn swallow were seen and in Lyme Park good numbers of Skylark were seen and even more heard singing.
Birds heard or seen today included: Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Jackdaw, Black-billed magpie, Jay, Canada goose, Green woodpecker, Carrion crow, Mallard, Blackbird, Curlew, Pied wagtail (including a juvenile bird), Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Meadow pipit, Woodpigeon and Common swift.
After walk celebrations were enjoyed by a meal at the Fort of Bengal in Sale, where the Jalphrezi went down particularly well.

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