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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

Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Little Orme and More 16th July 2011

At the trig point on the Little Orme, blue skies just appearing.
At the trig point on the Little Orme.
The Little Orme from near our lunch spot in Rhos on Sea.
"I've got my beady eye on you" or a Rook with attitude!
The Little Orme  on the way back from doing our extra mile or two!
Walk stats: Distance: 9.2 miles. Climb:1354'.
Time: 4 hours 31 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.6 m.p.h. Overall average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike D.
The original Berwyns walk was abandoned in favour of the Little Orme walk, knowing that whatever the weather threw at us we could cope or make a rapid return to the car!
We sat in the car for about half an hour, waiting for the rain to ease off sufficiently to tempt us to put on a walking boots.
The weather for the next three hours was cloud, sunshine and very light rain, so waterproofs were on and off like a yoyo. Thankfully they were more off than on.
In the absence of Dave we decided to abandon the walk as described and do a there and back walk to Colwyn Bay. In fact we only got a far as the outskirts of Rhos on Sea where we had lunch before returning.
Arriving back at the car, we discarded our rucksacks and extended the walk to Llandudno. Alas Punch and Judy weren't performing today.  On the front the organiser were getting ready for a triathlon event tomorrow, so we were weaving in and out of the barriers that the were setting up.
The best spot of the day was a Weasel dashing across our path as we descended a the Little Orme towards the quarry. later on we saw a Six spot burnet moth on the roadside path near the entrance to the Nature Reserve.
birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Herring gull, Black-headed gull, Rook, Greenfinch, Great cormorant, House sparrow, Barn swallow, House martin, Woodpigeon, Feral pigeon, Pied wagtail, Gannet and Carrion crow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn, where we know the Lees bitter is in good nick and we always get a welcome.

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