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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, 9 June 2011

The Little Orme and Coed Gaer 9th June 2011

Nesting Great cormorants on the Little Orme.
"I fancy that one with the hand on the trig point"
At the trig point on the Little Orme.

"I wish I was walking on one of those bigger mountains!"
Seal of approval. One of two seals watched for several minutes.
Red valerian, the flower of the day.
The Little Orme from our lunch spot on Mynydd Pant.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.5 miles. Climb:1457'.
Time: 4 hours 37 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie H., Carol and Tim, Sylvia and Dave J.
The weather was pretty well what Accuweather forecast. Showers before lunch with a strong breeze to make sure the rain didn't last for long. In fact there were so few spots that I didn't bother to put on my waterproofs at all, but I did have to chase after my hat once!
This walk is superb, especially if you like watching birds, looking at flowers and butterflies and on a good Common seals.  We weren't disappointed and watched two Common seals for about ten minutes.  As usual there were lots of Great cormorants nesting, quite a few Guillemots and a few Razorbills around too.  We also had good views of Ravens and nesting Fulmars.
Other birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Rook, Herring gull, Winter wren, Barn swallow, House martin, Chifchaff, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Carrion crow, Black-billed magpie, Kestrel, Raven, House sparrow, Whitethroat, Blue tit, Great tit, Pied wagtail, Woodpigeon and Common buzzard.
There were lots of flowers on show too, but the Common and Red valerian in Penryn quarry were the stars.
We also watched a couple seals for about 15 minutes, a Grey seal and a Common seal.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pente Halkyn, where the Lees bitter was on form.

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