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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Roaches and Hen Cloud 24th September 2011

The Roaches from Hen Cloud.
Bird spotting from the steps upto the ridge on the Roaches.

At the trig point on the Roaches.
Lud's Church
Lunch in the woods.
The path leading into the Black Brook Valley.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.8 mi;es. Climb:1614'.
Time: 5 hours 34 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walking average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J, Mike D and Celia.
We arrived at the base of the Roaches and He Cloud to find them clouded in mist, and we set off optimistically hoping that it would clear by the time we reached the ridge.  Thankfully the day got better and better and along the ride we were accompanied by a pleasantly cooling breeze.
Today we discovered a new route to the ridge via set of steps near Rockhall. a new return route enabled us to explore the Black Brook Valley, a location that we hadn't realised existed!
As ever the stroll along the top of the Roaches to the end of the ridge is delightful and the cleft known as Lud's Church nevere ceases to amaze me.
Birds seen or heard today included: Jakdaw, Kestrel, Raven, Red grouse, Meadow pipit, Long-tailed tit, Winter wren, Blackbird and Great tit.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Wilkes Head in Leek, where Hartington Bitter went down with the men in the group.

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