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.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Chnict from Coesor 20th August 2011

Cnicht in the distance.
The path to Cnicht.
Cnicht ahead.
Looking back from the slopes of Cnicht towards the coast.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.2 miles. Climb: 2290'.
Time: 5 hours 15 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0  m.p.h. Overall average: 1. 6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Dave J.
We set off from Croesor quite optimistic that the weather might hold out and the light showers forecast would be all that we would get.  We did get only one shower, but it lasted from 12-20 until we arrived back at the car 3 hours later!  At least it wasn't cold, but we did get wet and at the end of the day I could pour water out of my boots!
Nevertheless the climb up to the top of Cnicht was quite enjoyable, with slightly more scrambling than I had remembered.  We passed over the summit, not spotting the small cairn described by the Nuttalls and headed down the Northern ridge towards Llyn  yr Adar and onto the Rhosydd Quarry.
The route to the quarry is always difficult to find, especially so today with the mist/cloud around us.  Thanks to the Memory Map GPS we did eventually arrive at the the quarry and at one time found us heading towards  Llyn Stwlan, a possible route back to Croesor, but not the one we wanted.  After retracing  our steps through the quarry we eventually found the right path.
No photographs were taken after lunch as we didn't stop, Dave ate his lunch on the hoof and I ate my butties back at the car!
Despite everything it was quite an enjoyable walk, ending with the delight of changing into a complete set of dry clothes!
Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Common blackbird, Raven, Carrion crow, Herring gull, Pied wagtail, Nuthatch, Barn swallow, Meadow pipit and Wheatear.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn where the Lees bitter went down well.

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