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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, 28 May 2011

Rhoscolyn to Trearddur Bay 28th May 2011

Borthwen Beach.
Leaving our lunch spot.
Looking towards Trearddur Bay.
Oystercatchers.
A Linnet.
A Rock pipit.
Distance:9.1 miles. Climb:1381' (wind assisted) more likely about 700'.
Time: 4 hours 32 minutes. On the move walking average:2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.0 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn, Roger, Celia and Mike D.
Showers forecast, but thankfully they all occurred when we were in the car.  Dull and cloudy with a stiff Westerly wind at first, and the day got better and better. Blue skies and sunshine by mid-day, but the cool wind on the coast persisted throughout, but still short sleeves and shorts weather for some, well one really!
Coastal walks are always great, especially when you've got the waves crashing against the rocks.  Not quite as many birds as we had hoped, but the cry of the Oystercatcher was never far from us.  Rock pipits were an added bonus too.
Walking along the coastal path was so good that we decided to return along the same route rather than using the inland path through fields.
At lunch time Roger produced some of Margaret's chocolate chip bicuits that went down well with al of the group members. Thanks Margaret. Birds seen or heard today included:House martin, Common whitethroat. Barn swallow, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Blue tit, Rook, Great cormorant, Meadow pipit, Linnet, Stonechat, Meadow pipit, Rock pipit, House sparrow, Herring gull, Black-billed magpie, Common gull and Oystercatcher.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn, Pentre Halkyn, where the Lees bitter was as good as ever.

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