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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.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Delamere Forest and Boothsdale 30th June 2011

At the central plinth on Pale heights.
The central plinth on Pale Heights. There's a;ways one!
View towards Blakemere.
"Piggy" in the middle or "stumped"at lunch!
Phil enjoying a "Magnum" from the Summertrees Cafe.
Walk stats: Distance: 11.9 miles. Climb: 1342'.
Time: 5 hours 24 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average:2.2 m.p.h.
Group : Martyn, Roger, Sue and Michel, Phil, Sue and Dave P.
Another superb day for walking, the light showers around lunchtime didn't materialise and after lunch it was almost wall to wall blue skies with several of us donning sun hats!
This walk was certainly more of a roller coaster of a walk than I had anticipated, walks in I remember walks in Delamere Forest as being flat. I was wrong!  The highlight for me was reaching the viewpoint on Pale Heights with its plinth and location finders placed on the raised circles. A superb creation put up in 2009.  Councils do get some things right!
Overall this was a very pleasant walk , even if the there were 63 steps up to the car park at the end of the walk!
Birds sen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Carrion crow, Chiffchaff, Barn swallow, Song thrush, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Winter wren, Chaffinch, Willow warbler and House sparrow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Farmers Arms at Kelsall where the beer of the day was Weetwood Best.
This could be described as a "Tito walk", no stiles and an ice cream shop next to the path about half a mile before the end.

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