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.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Around Llansannan 11th August 2011

No photos from me, someone had another "senior moment and forgot his camera! Photos later if Sue and Tim manage to send them.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.8 miles Climb:1771'.
Time: 5 hours 50 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.6 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Gordon, Tim (Carol was expected, but couldn't make it at the last minute, hopefully next week she will be OK) , Fran and Tito, Sylvia and Dave J. Paul C., Sue and Dave P.
Not a brilliant day for walking weather wise, but at least we didn't get too wet unless you were leading the way through chest high bracken! Very warm and at times rather humid, cooling breezes were few and far between.  A good and varied walk, but the extension that looked good on the map, didn't meet with Fran's approval! deep down I probably agree, and when the walk is repeated, this particular  extension won't.  Sorry Dave, after all your extra miles checking the route ahead to see if the rest of us could follow.  At least you did get us out of our worst difficulty, even if we did end up going round the wrong side of a farm to get back on track!
Overall, quite an up and down walk along river valleys and across farm land with a few challenging stiles and gates, but at least the two fords crossed were easy!
The unusual event of the day was seeing various farm vehicles approaching us as one crossed another ford, carrying a trailer of fence posts as was an other vehicle, one carrying fence wire and the other had a device for hammering home the fence posts. At least they smiled as we took appropriate steps to get out of their way!
Birds sen or heard today included: Common buzzard (quite a lot, especially juveniles), Black-billed magpie, Barn swallow, House martin, Eurasian jay, Carrion crow, Raven, Winter wren and House sparrow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn. The Lees bitter went down a treat, especially if you had forgotten your "platypus"!
Tim took a superb photo of a Red admiral butterfly, so hopefully it will arrive too!
Photos arrived thanks to Sue P's mobile phone.
Foreg about Fran, any ideas about the plant/bush behind her!
We all thought Richard might know.
It's a good job someone can read a map!
Does anyone know where they are going?
Photos from Tim.
You'd think they could open a gate between them!
The Aled Valley from Mynydd Tryfan.
The last climb of the day.
Tim's Red admiral.

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