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, 22 September 2011

Around Llyn Brenig and More 22nd September 2011

Llyn Brenig from the South East.
"Quick march, one two, one two!"
"This cairn/stone circle must be somewhere".
The platform cairn information point.
The platform cairn as it is now.
"I'm behind you!".
"This ancient settlements here somewhere!"
Walk stats: Distance: 10.9 m.p.h. Climb: 977'.
Time: 4 hours 44 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.3 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Dave J., Phil, Gordon, Annie H., Sue and Michel..
A superb day for walking, not too hot and not too cold, a two hankies day for me, almost perfect! We set off at a cracking pace of over 3 m.m.h, but that soon changed as we had to climb uphill in search of our ancestors!
New to us was the various information points near to each spot of interest, whoever is responsible should be congratulated. Thank you.
This section of the walk, in search of our ancestors never fails to impress me, the minimal climb uphill is worth the effort!
Lunch was taken around the hide overlooking Llyn Brenig. Only three decided to eat their lunch surrounded by what everyone else thought were probably droppings from Barn swallows that had nested on the roof space.
The surprise of the day was to see half a dozen cars drive up and down the minor road  at the North end of the reservoir being filmed by the car in front, always with the yellow car last but one! Whatever they were being filmed for we don't know, but that is our challenge to find out!
Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Goldfinch, Pied wagtail, Meadow pipit, Woodpigeon, Great tit, Carrion crow, Raven, Kestrel, Common buzzard, Great cormorant, Herring gull, Lesser black-backed gull, Tufted duck, Red grouse and Mallard..
After walk drinks were enjoyed  as always at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn.

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