About Me

When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Friday, 22 July 2011

Walks and Dates July 2011

Updated on the 20th July 2011
Saturday 2nd July 2011
Ynys Llanddwyn.
Distance:9-10 miles. Climb: Not a lot (200').
Start: Car park on A4080, about 1 miles South of Malltraeth. Grid ref: SH412671.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Carl Roger's book "Coastal Walks Around Anglesey. Volume 1".  It is quite some time since we last did this walk, and on that occasion we failed in our attempts to stop a runaway horse followed by its hapless rider. Following directions through Newborough Forest hasn't proved easy in the past, but most of the paths going Southward, ultimately end up on the beach and we can't miss Ynys Llanddwyn. Quite a lot of the return route from Ynys Llanddwyn is along Traeth Penrhos and the edge of Cefni Saltmarsh.  I anticipate a short extension to visit the nature reserve opposite the car park.
Thursday 7th July 2011
Ty Mawr Country Park and Croes yr Esgob.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:1500'.
Start:Trevor basin Car Park. Grid ref: SJ27224228
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk includes a walk from Jim Grindles's book "Circular Walks in North East Wales". This is the first time that we have included this walk and takes us along the river valley. The second part of the walk is one from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Llangollen and the Dee Valley".  We have already completed this walk once this year, but it is the obvious walk to link with the Ty Mawr walk.  The walk could involve crossing the aqueduct once, twice or not all!
Saturday 9th July 2011
The Mountains East of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Distance:8 miles. Climb:2150'.
Start:Car park in the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Grid ref:SH702459.
Leave Chester at 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from the Nuttalls' book "The Mountains of England and Wales Volume 1 Wales".  As far as I can remember we have only done this walk once before.  Quarry excavations were close to the path then, so there may be quite a bit of re-routing/ diversions to cope with on the day.

Thursday 14th July 2011
All Around Malpas.
Distance: 12 miles. Climb:Not a lot (200').'.
Start:Car park in the centre of Malpas. Grid ref: SJ487473. If approaching along the B5069 past Malpas High School, turn left into High street and the car park is on the left.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk combines a walk from the OS book "Cheshire Walks" with part of a walk from Jen Darling's book "Walks in West Cheshire and the Wirral".  A gentle stroll in the Cheshire countryside.

Saturday 16th July 2011
Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych.
Postponed. Much rain has been forecast for Saturday and the Berwyns are not the place to be when it rains!
See below for the new walk
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.
Around the Little Orme and More.

Distance:7-8 miles. Climb:1600'.
Start: Roadside parking near the PC on the shore road in Craig y Don at the East end of Llanduno. Grid ref:SH7994082152.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks on the North Wales Coast". This walk is a little shorter than our usual walks, but has become one of our annual favourites after we found a lot of orchids in flower on a previous walk. The cliffs around the Little Orme are nesting sites for Great cormorants and Shag, so bring binoculars too. We have in the past seen seals too.

Thursday 21st July 2011
Clywedeg Reservoir and Moel y Fron.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:1600'.
Start: On the road parking in Cyffylliog. Grid ref: SJ060578. But meet at the riverside car park at Ruthin. Grid ref: SJ 121582. Car parking is very limited in Cyffyliog so we need to take as few cars a Cyffyliog. Meeting at Ruthin allows us maximize the passengers in the cars we take and leaving the rest in the car parl at Ruthin. it also ensures that we all arriive at the right place for the start of the walk!
Leave Chester.9-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Hiraethog Moors and Lakes". This has always proved to be an enjoyable walk in the past and features attractive wooded river valleys, open hills, forests, upland reservoirs and excellent views on a good day.

Saturday 23rd July 2011
The Aran Ridge
Distance: 11-12 miles. Climb:3400'.
Start:Parking area in Cwm Cwyarch. Grid ref: SH854185..
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This is another Nuttalls Walk.  This is a strenuous walk, but the effort is well worth it. Although the ridge is a there and back, on this occasion, not even Dave objects.  On a good day the two outriders Gwaun Lydan and Gwaun y Llwyni can be included (I usually miss them out, especially the latter!). Can be boggy in places, but duckboards help in the worst places.

Thursday 28th July 2011
Craig Adwy-Nant, Nant Clwyd Hall and the Afon y Maes Valley.
Distance: 9-12 miles. Climb:1500'.
Start: Llanelidan. Grid ref: SJ108503. To get to the parking area, take the A494 Ruthin to Bala road, 2 miles after Pwllglas, turn left towards Llanelidan. Keep ahead at the crossroads as you enter the village, then go down a "No through road" past houses, telephone and a chapel to the end of the road where there is a parking area.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Vale of Clwyd", and explores the beautiful, unspoilt undulating countryside around the Nant Clwyd Estate.  It will be interesting to see how the work around the hall as changed the landscape.  We assumed that they were creating a lake, but were they?

Saturday 30th July 2011
North of the Glyders.
Distance: 9 miles. Climb:4000'.
Start: Nant Peris Car Park. Grid ref: SH607583.
This is another of Nuttalls walks. We have done this walk several times before. This is a superb walk, but really does need fine weather to be appreciated. Once on the ridge, it makes you feel as though you are on top of the world with outstanding views in all directions. This is a very strenuous walk, especially for me, so anticipate that this will be a long day on the hills.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.

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