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.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Elidir Fawr and Y Garn 20th July 2011

Elidir Fawr from Nant Peris.
At the summit of Elidir Fawr.
At the top of Mynyd Perfedd.
At the tiop of Carnedd y Filiast.
At the summit of Y Garn.
The first Common frog on the blog.
Walk stats: Distance:10.0 miles. Climb:3392' (Dave J (3690')).
Time:8 hours 38 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.5 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.2 m.p.h.
Group:  Martyn, Dave J., Fran and Celia.
The weather very warm and humid, and in the main without the relief of a cooling breeze.
Not exactly a perfect day for a walk that included a relentless 2000+' climb across steep grassy slopes at the start and finished with an equally steep and even more punishing on the knees descent from Llyn y Cwn to Gwasnadant.  Distant views were somewhat misty and the very high tops were often in cloud, but thankfully didn't cover Elidir Fawr and Y Garn when we were on them.
We were in the hills for over eight hours, the rest of the group can thank Martyn for enabling them to enjoy the hills for longer as they frequently him to catch them up! He did have an excuse on one occasion, where he decided to walk with three guys attempting the Welsh 3s, after all they did have a radio and were listing to the test match!
Once Elidir Fawr has been conquered, the ridge section of this walk is superb and every step has fantastic views in every direction, almost making you forget the horrible decent and road walk that awaits you at the end.
Birds seen or heard today included: Barn swallow, House martin, Greenfinch, Carrion crow, Pied wagtail, Raven, Stonechat, Meadow pipit, Blackbird, Mistle thrush and Redpoll.
Overall a great walk despite the downside!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn. The Lees bitter really did refresh the parts that other drinks couldn't! 

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