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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.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

The Clwydian Trio 8th September 2011

Heading into the mist!
Who's telling a story?
On Offa's Dyke Footpath heading for Moel Gyw.
Young calves acting a bit like us when we're trying to decide which way to go!
The Clwydian Trio, Moel, Gyw, Moel  Llanfair and Moel y Plas.
The shaded path through the woods.
Walk stats: distance: 11.5 miles. Climb:1657'.
Time: 5 hours 11 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall average: 2.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J., Sue and Michel, Annie H and Phil.
We set off with dampness in the air and no views of the Vale of Clwyd below, but this wasn't enough to make me don waterproofs, others however did! As we approached Offas Dyke Path below Moel Llanfair the mist lifted and encouraged Dave J to head for the summit of Moel Gyw. The rest of us remained on the Offa's Dyke Path and decided to take lunch at 12-07 below Moel Gyw with views across the Vale of Clwyd and beyond. 
The afternoon got better and better and we ended the walk in bright sunshine with temperatures a little too warm for ideal walking. In fact as we approached Graig-fechan we were grateful for the shaded path through the woods.
Birds seen or heard today included: Barn swallow, Wheatear, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Kestrel, Common buzzard, Woodpigeon, Meadow pipit, Stonechat, Black-billed magpie, Blackbird and great tit.
Overall this was a delightful walk, especially with the Sun shining in the afternoon and including one or two new paths for us to explore.
After finding the Rainbow Inn closed, we ended up at the Glasfryn where Weetwood's Cheshire Cat went down well and the Conwy Brewery's Celebration Ale wasn't bad either.

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