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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, 31 May 2011

Nant y Pandy and Moel Fferna 19th May 2011

Updated in 31st May 2011.
Oak Eggar Moth from Wikipedia.

Oak Eggar Moth Catterpillar from Wikipedia.
A bit of a pose job this one!
It's a long story, especially for those waiting!
A furry friend without a name!
It's an Oak Eggar Moth Catterpillar.
The Berwyns from Moel Fferna.
Taking advantage of an "early" lunch at the wind shelter on Moel Fferna.
A ladies day out?
Walk stats: Distance: 9.6 miles. Climb:1646'.
Time: 5 hours 12 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger, Gordon, Sue and Michel, Celia, Sylvia and Dave J., Carol and Tim.
Another glorious day for walking, better even than th weather forecast!  Bright and sunny for most of the walk with a gentle breeze at times, particularly on our approach to the top of Moel Fferna.
This was another good day for birds to, we heard at least two Cuckoos calling in the upper Nant y Pandy Valley and a couple of Redstarts on the way down.
Few birds were seen in by the Nant y  Pandy C, but we did hear lots of Chiffchaff, higher up above the road,  the Willow warbler seemed to have taken over.
Michel decided to leave us a we arrived at the road, a little Trout fishing in the Dee seemed like a better option!
The trek across from the road across the moor was better than usual with the peat being extremely dry and for once we all arrived at the top of Moel Fferna with clean boots!
We had lunch at the top of Moel Fferna, with all but the "leader" of the group taking advantage of the wind shelters!
The views from the top were good, but a little hazy, especially towards the Berwyns and Bala.
Birds seen or heard today included: Greenfinch, Chaffinch, House sparrow, Barn swallow, Jackdaw, Raven, Chiffchaff, Winter wren, Willow warbler, Meadow pipit, Redpoll and Redstart.
We arrived back at the car to find Michel ready to take Sue and Gordon on to the Grouse.  All of us had enjoyed a good walk and ready for that pint of Lees at the Grouse!

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