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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, 17 September 2011

Eyam, Bretton Clough and Eyam Moor 17th September 2011

Looking across the valley towards the Barrel Inn, Bretton.
No comment!
Cricket at lunch time.
On Eyam Moor.
The cricketer's grave in Eyam Church  grounds.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.9 miles. Climb:1500'.
Time: 5 hours 23 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Dave J and Mike D.
After last week we were hoping that the forecast of a couple of showers would be true. Thankfully it was and most of the walk was done in warm sunshine. The showers were short and almost as soon as you got your waterproofs on the rain stopped and it was time to take them off again!
This was a very enjoyable walk despite Dave falling when he slipped as he got over a stone style and later Roger having a close encounter with some overgrown vegetation!
Birds seen or heard today were few and far between but included: Barn swallow, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Pied wagtail, Goldfinch, Kestrel, Red grouse, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, Blue tit, Blackbird and Nuthatch.
We decided to visit Leek on the way back, not realising that road works in Buxton were causing horrendous queues and delays. Thankfully we remembered an alternative route that took us first towards Ashbourne and then through Harpur Hay. Buxton is a place we will avoid for the rest of the year.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Wilkes Head in Leek, where as ever the Hartington Bitter was quaffed with relish by most of us and I went home with my usual take-away!

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