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, 15 September 2011

Cefn Du, Sodom, Moel y Gaer and Moel Maenefa 15 September 2011

"You'd think the rest of the group could walk a little quicker, after all Cefn Du's only a little hill!"
Follow the leader.
"No, I went tell you what kind of sheep I am."
" Well OK, I'm a Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep"
"I'm only here for the view!"
Other suggestions?
Snowdonia from the Western slopes of Moel Maenefa.
At the top of Moel Maenefa, now marked by a small pile of stones.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.1 miles. Climb: 1471'.
Time: 4 hours 50 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Dave J., Fran and Tito, Celia, Gordon, Annie H., Sue and Michel.
What a superb day for walking, the weather and views were almost perfect (perfection of course can never be attained!).
Foraging today was official, and we started well with a bag full of scrumptious apples and we hadn't moved a foot! (Thanks to the abundance of apples on Fran and Tito's apple tree).
We set off along part of Offa's Dyke footpath and within a short distance came across a few walkers that were on their last stretch of the footpath. You could tell how happy they felt at being on the last stretch of the walk, when they smiled  as they thought we we were on our first!  Thankfully we were only doing part of it!
What a joy it is to meet other walkers and as today we were able to chat and exchange pleasantries.
Birds seen or heard today included: Chiffchaff, Barn swallow, Wheatear, Chaffinch, Blackbird, European robin, Nuthatch, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Woodpigeon, House sparrow and Great tit.
The walk was a little shorter than usual, but suited quite a few members of the group, particularly Fran and Tito who had been invited to entertain their son and daughter on their birthdays.
Happy birthday Mike and Beth.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down really well, but only six of us attended!

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