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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

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Craig Adwy-wynt and the Afon Maes Valley 28th July 2011

St Elidan's Church at Llanelidan.
Decisions, decisions, which way to go!
Lunch on Craig Adwy-wynt.
Nantclwyd Hall.

Crossing the oriental bridge by Nantclwyd Hall.
Lead me to Llanelidan as quick as you can!
Walk stats: Distance: 10.0 miles. Climb:1012'.
Time: 5 hours 28 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Gordon, Sue and Michel, Fran and Tito, Celia, Wendy, LeRoi, Sylvia and Dave J.
A day of unexpected events. The day started, with finding Dave J stopped on the roadside with a  car that refused to go any further. Phoning Fran via Celia we found that they were only  a few miles away from our location near Llong. However everyone in the car had a go at trying to explain where they were, before Wendy was able to understand how to get to us. For some unknown reason they had taken the turning towards the A55, the opposite direction to us!  They did arrive just a few minutes before the AA came to Dave's rescue!
LeRoi transferred to Fran's car and we left Dave to wait for the AA and headed to Llanelidan.
We started the walk about an hour later than usual, hoping that Dave and Sylvia would meet up with us near to Nantclwyd Hall.  They managed to join up with us as we were having lunch on Craig Adwy-wynt.  This turned out to be an excellent point to catch up with us as Roger provided everyone with some of Margaret's much acclaimed Welsh cakes and Sue Pelissier provided some of her very moreish homemade shortbread. Everyone's thanks  go to Margaret and Sue.
Sue and Michel 
on their
Ruby Wedding Anniversary.
This wasn't really a good day for walking, very warm and very humid, but at least we didn't get wet!  The Craig Adwy-wynt despite the humidity is always good and varied, but we were still glad to take lunch on the limestone outcrops.
At Llanelidan, Tito decided that the best option was to relax in the car as the rest of us headed for the Afon Maes valley.  When we got back to the car, I think most uf accepted that he had made the right choice!
Birds seen or heard today included: Nuthatch, House sparrow, Barn swallow, Moorhen, Mute swan, Greater spotted woodpecker, Common buzzard, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Carrion crow and House sparrow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the New Inn at Pontybodkin, where the beer of choice was the Reverend James.
How we got there is another story, but it's not a route I want to repeat, Satnav or no Satnav!

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