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, 1 September 2011

Mynydd-y-Gaer and Moelfre Isaf from Llannefydd 1st September 2011

Mynydd-y-Gaer from Llannefydd.
Captive bird of the day. A falcon of some sort (not included in the birds seen or heard).
On the path leading to the top of Mynydd-y-Gaer.
At the summit cairn on Mynydd-y-Gaer.
Looking towards the coast from the road below Mynydd-y-Gaer.
At the trig point on Moefre Isaf.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.3 miles. Climb:1604'.
Time: 5 hours 29 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J., Annie H., Paul and Phil.
What a glorious day this turned out to be, wall to wall blue sky for most of the walk and sunshine throughout. A cooling breeze would have been very welcome, and thankfully we did have one as we had lunch by the trig point on Moelfre Isaf.
The distant views were good despite being somewhat hazy, the shapes of Moel Fammau and the Little Orme could easily be identified as could the coast towards Rhyl and the offshore wind farms..
This seemed like  an up and down roller coaster of a walk and we arrived back at the car more tired than the meagre 1604' should have made us! Overall a very enjoyable walk.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Chaffinch, Lesser black-backed gull, Common buzzard, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Nuthatch, Raven, Goldfinch, Chough, European robin, Common blackbird, Chiffchaff, Stonechat, Skylark, Meadow pipit, Wheatear, House martin, Barn swallow and Kestrel.
A slow walk today because it is the time of the year when Blackberries and plums are ready to eat and on this  occasion Parasol mushrooms were in abundance!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn with the Lees bitter once more in the cellar and tasting good.

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