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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

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Walks and Dates September 2011

Updated 21st September 2011
Thursday 1st September 2011.
Llaneffydd, Moel y Gaer and Moelfre Isaf.
Distance:9-10 miles;Climb:2500'.
Start:Car park by the village hall in Llanefydd, opposite the Buck Inn. Grid ref:SH982706.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Lorna Jenner's book "Walking in the Vale of Clwyd and the Denbigh Moors", and is a walk that we really enjoyed last time we did it. This is a refreshing walk over Moel y Gaer, the site of an Iron Age hill fort. Again we will extend the walk to include Moelfre Isaf.
Saturday 3rd September 2011.
Bodlondeb Wood, Conwy Mountain, Alltwen and Cwm Gyrach.
Distance:9 - 10 miles. Climb:1600'.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
Start: Main car park in Conwy, turn left under castle wall on to B5106. Grid Ref: SH781773.
This walk uses two walks Dave Berry's book "Walks on the North Wales Coast." We have done our own version of the Conwy Mountain walk, but as yet we haven't included Bonlondeb Wood and Cwm Gyrach before. The first walk starts by exploring part of the magnificent walled town of Conwy and offers superb views throughout. The second walk explores the scenic hills and valleys around the Sychnant Pass with its ever changing views.
This walk is a repeat of the walk that some of us did in February this year when the weather was a little on the wet side. I dropped out after the Conwy Castle walls and Bodlondeb Wood circuit, so I'm looking forward to completing all of the circuit this time.
Thursday 8th September 2011.
A Clwydian Trio
Distance:11- 12 miles; Climb:1900' '.
Start: Pentre-celyn car park . Grid ref: SJ150534.
The car parking area is on the left adjacent to the sign for Pentre-celyn, just off the B5429.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This is another walk by Debbie Hamilton and is taken from the "Walking" magazine. This walk includes the section of Offa's Dyke Path goes near Moel y Plas, Moel Gyw, Moel Llanfair and Boncyn y Waen-grogen. Her walk starts from Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, but we will start at Pentre Celyn about half a mile beyond Craigfechan.
Saturday 10th September 2011
Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych.
Distance:10-11 miles. Climb:3100''.
Start: Riverside Car Park in Llandrillo.  Grid ref:SJ35372.
Leave Chester at 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from John Tranter's book "Walks in and around the Berwyn Mountains".  This is quite a strenuous walk, and in the past has been quite boggy in sections.  Hopefully that will not be the case this time as last time we did the walk it was during the Winter months.  A superb walk in good visibility and the Sun is shining. Let's hope for a good day.
Thursday 15th September 2011.
Tremeirchion, Y Craig, Sodom and Moel Yr Gaer.
Distance:9-10 miles;Climb:1800'.
Start: Off road parking, minor road East of Tremeirchion. Grid ref:SJ095740.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
The walk is based on two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks on the Clwydian Hills". This is another walk that is one of my favourite walks and one that appears on the list at least once a year. At this time of the year it should give us the opportunity to appreciate the chaning appearances of the trees as Autumn approaches, and there is also the opportunity of a little foraging! We will probably visit St Bueno's chapel on the hill again and climb to the summit of Moel Maenefna. 
Saturday 17th September 2011. 
Eyam, Bretton Clough and Eyam Moor.
Distance:9 -10 miles. Climb: 2000'.
Start: Eyam village car park. Grid ref: SK216766.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from the Pathfinder Guide to the Peak District.  Much of the walk is similar to the Mark Richard route that we have done several times before.  Whilst it misses out Grindlow and Great Hucklow, it allows us to explore new sections of Eyam Moor.
This varied walk includes deep wooded valleys and heather moors and gives magnificent views all the way.
Thursday 22nd September 2011.
All Around Llyn Brenig and In Search of Our Ancestors.
Distance: 11-13 miles; Climb:1000'.
Start: Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre car park (Pay and Display). Grid ref: SH968547' .
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk is based on two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Hidden Heart Of North Wales" or "Walks Around the Hiraethrog Moors and Lakes". This is a low level walk, and although it it extends the walk a little it is well worth the extra effort to visit the ancient Bronze Age Cairns, they were quite impressive the last time we visited them, definately worth a second look!
Saturday 24th September 2011.
The Roaches and Lud's Church.
Distance: 9 -10 miles. Climb: 2000'.
Start: Roadside parking below the Roaches North of Upper Hulme. Grid ref: SK004621.
Leave Chester at 8-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from the Pathfinder Guide to the Peak District.  The Roaches has become one of our annual favourite walks, but this is a slightly new route for us.  It includes the main Roaches ridge, but misses out Hen Cloud. Instead it includes a new route back along Black Brook, and if we have plenty of energy left and it's not too late, Hen Cloud may be added as an extension.
Thursday 29th September 2011.
Dunham Massey and Lymm.
Distance: 11 - 12 miles. Climb:300'.
Start: Dunham Massey Car Park:  National Trust, so don't forget to bring your Membership Cards with You. Grid ref: SJ735584.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
The described part of this walk is taken from The Pathfinder Guide to Cheshire and includes sections of the Bridgewater canal and the Trans Pennine Trail as does the extension to Lymm. Whilst the walk explores the Deer park at Dunham Massey, it isn't planned to go into the house, but there may be an opportunity to do so at the end of the walk.

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