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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, 6 August 2011

Llyn Caer Euni from Llanderfel 6th August 2011

The pathway to the "orange/red bog" leading to the path through the nature reserve.
Celia, "the path finder" through the bracken.
"I'll do anything you say dear!"
"No, I', not a tall Welsh lamb, I'm an Alpaca 
and 
Yes my shearer should've gone to Specksavers!"
Llyn Caer Euni, our lunch spot for the day.
The Arans from our final approach to Llanderfel.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.5 miles. Climb:1571'.
Time: 5 hours 25 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Dave J.
The weather was kind to us and the showers that were forecast didn't materialize, although as we were eating our lunch, the skies darkened above us. Thankfully they didn't release any of the wet stuff.
On previous occasions we have done this walk in the Winter months which has the advantage that we didn't have to wade through chest high bracken!  However the much of the walk seemed new to me, despite the fact that I know we have done the walk before!
Overall this is a delightful, I feel I'm quoting someone here, walk with many challenges to test your route finding following route descriptions and relating it to the OS map!
Our lunch spot by Llyn Caer Euni was also delightful, despite the boggy  areas around it.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard (at least 20 different birds seen on route), House sparrow, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Carrion crow, Common pheasant, Redpoll, Linnet, Raven Meadow pipit, Collared dove, Woodpigeon, Herriing gull, Lesser black-backed gull and Pied wagtail.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the New Inn at Pontblyddin where the Reverand James brew went down well. Celia even enjoyed her large pot of tea!

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