About Me

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.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Walks and Dates August 2011

Updated 24th August 2011.
Thursday 4th August 201
The Llantysilio Ridge.
Distance: 8 miles + a possible 3 mile extension; Climb:2200+'.
Start: Parking area opposite the Ponderosa Cafe. Grid ref: SJ191481 .
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk is based on Dave Berry's "Llantysilio Mountain" walk. We have done this walk several times, but usually adapt it to suit ourselves. Perhaps we will complete the earlier part of the walk as described, even though it misses out the summit of Moel y Gamelin. Possible extension to Cyrn-y-Brain and Sir Watkin's Tower. Always a good walk on a fine day. This roller coaster walk can be more of a challenge than you might expect!
Congratulations 
to 
Rosemary and Chris Broad 
on the safe arrival of their new daughter Jocelyn Ann.
(Born on 4th August 2011)
Congratulations too to Dave and Sylvia on becoming Grandparents for the second time.

Saturday 6th August 2011
Llyn Caer Euni from Llanderfel.
Distance:9-10 miles. Climb:1600’
Start: Roadside parking by the stream in the village of Llanderfel. Grid ref:SH982371.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
The described part of the walk is taken from Dave Berry’s book “Walks Around Y Bala and Penllyn”. This is only a 5 mile walk, but the extra miles is linking the start of the walk in Sarnau with Llanderfel, using different paths on the outward and return journeys.
The outward route will include using a path through the Nature Reserve Cors y Sarnau. There is a good chance of seeing Red kites in this area.
Thursday 11th August 2011.
Around Llansannan and Mynydd Tryfan.
Distance: 10miles; Climb:1419'.
Start: Car park behind PC opposite the Post Office in Llansannan. Grid ref:SH933658.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Lorna Jenner's book "Walking in the Vale of Clwyd". This is a varied walk along the Afon Aled and its tributaries, through rolling pastures edge with thick hedges and pockets of woodland, with a backdrop of mountains. Extension to include Mynydd Tryfan.

Saturday 13th August 2011. Postponed.
Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych.
Distance:10-11 miles. Climb:3100''.
Start: Riverside Car Park in Llandrillo. Grid ref:SJ35372.
Leave Chester at 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from John Tranter's book "Walks in and around the Berwyn Mountains". This is quite a strenuous walk, and in the past has been quite boggy in sections. Hopefully that will not be the case this time as last time we did the walk it was during the Winter months. A superb walk in good visibility and the Sun is shining. Let's hope for a good day.
Thursday 18th August 2011.
Llanfair Talhaiarn, Moel Unben and Mynydd Dir.
Distance 10-11 miles; Climb:2000'.
Start:Riverside car park in Llanfair Talhaiarn. Grid ref:SH927702.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Lorna Jenner's book "Walking in the Vale of Clwyd and the Denbigh Moors". , and is a walk that we really enjoyed last time we did it. It is nominally only a 5 mile walk, but the extension doubles it.

Saturday 20th August 2011.
Chnict and the Moelwyns.
Distance:9-10 miles. Climb:3650'.
Start: Croesor village car park. Grid ref: SH631447.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from the Nuttalls' book "The Mountains of England and Wales Volume 1 Wales". It is a long time since we did Chnict and even longer since we included the Moelwyns in the walk as well.  This is quite a demanding walk, so lets hope for a good day weatherwise which will then give us  good views of the Snowdon  group of mountains and the ridge from Chnict to Moel Siabod.
Thursday 25th August 2011
The Three Lakes Walk.
Distance:11.6 miles; Climb:1523'.
Start: Park on grass verge just before crossing over the dam (Eastern side of the Llyn Aled). Grid ref:SH916579.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Dave Berry's books "Walks in the Hidden Heart of North Wales" and Walks Around Hiraethog Moors and Lakes" whichever you prefer. Same walks, just different covers, and one walk has been extended a little in the former book. Llyn Aled, Llyn Alwen and the Alwen Reservoir are the three "lakes" visited. In the past sections have been quite boggy to say the least, but considering the lack of rain of late, the going should be relatively good. This has become one of my favourite moorland walks, although it isn't everyone's cup of tea.
Saturday 27th August 2011
Morridge from Warslow.
Distance:11 miles. Climb:1300'.
Start: Warslow Village hall car park. Grid ref: SK086585.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
The Morridge walk is taken from Mark Richard's book White Peak Walks - Southern Dales" and goes past the Rey Memorial Viewpoint that looks across the the Roaches. The walk is nominally only 5 miles, but the extra is gained by starting from Warslow.




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