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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.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

The Long Mynd 7th May 2011

At the toposcope on the Long Mynd.
At the toposcope on the Long Mynd.
Walk stats: Distance:9.3 miles. Climb:1339'.
Time: 3 hours 43 minutes. On the move walking average:2.8 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike, Sue and Dave P.
We set off, hoping for the odd shower, and that's all we got, but it did last for over 3 hours!  The weather conditions didn't encourage us to stop and linger. In fact one kind motorist on the road across the Long Mynd stopped and asked us if we wanted a lift back to Church Stretton!  Naturally we declined and continued on our merry way, eventually dropping out of the cloud as we descended Townbrook Hollow.  As we arrived back at Cardingmill Valley, the rain had stopped, but we decided that it would be better to go straight back to the car and change out of as many wet clothes as we could and eat our lunch in the car.  In fact we went for a drink in the Buck Hotel before we had our sandwiches and we were still back in Chester by 4 p.m.
Birds seen or heard today included: Swift (the hundredth different bird species seen on our walks in 2011), Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Carrion crow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Jackdaw, Song thrush and House sparrow.
Overall an enjoyable walk, especially in the shelter of Townbrook Hollow and once the rain had stopped!

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