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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, 11 June 2011

Around Holy Head Mountain 11th June 2011


Trying to keep up with Choughs!
Just a poser!

Synchronised walking on the Anglesey Coastal path!

At the trig point on Holyhead Mountain.
Our first contestant for bird odf the day.
A Puffin, one of the contestants for bird of the day.
Choughs, one of the contestants for bird of the day.
Looking across the bay towards Rhoscolyn.
Walk stats: Distance:12.4 miles. Climb:1630'.
Time: 7 hours 5 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walking average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J. and Mike.
Yet another wonderful day for walking, not too hot and not too cold and no rain at all.
This walk along the Anglesey Coastal Path is superb, especially the newst section towards North Stack.  The birds were few and far between on this section, although Choughs did put in an appearance.  However Soth Stack was better than expected with good views of Guillemots, Razorbills and Puffins. Further round the coast it was the turn of the Choughs to entertain us.
The walk took us much longer than usual, but we did stop a lot to watch the birds, particularly around  South Stack, and of course there was Mike's "Celia moment" to delay us for a few minutes!
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Jackdaw, Herring gull, Black-billed magpie, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Pied wagtail, Whitethroat, raven, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Blue tit, Meadow pipit, Rock pipit, Puffin, Razorbill, Guillemot, Gannet, Kestrel, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Great cormorant, Lesser black-backed gull, Mallard, Barn swallow, Carrion crow and Song thrush.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn where the Lees bitter went down well, particularly when the new barrel came on tap!

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