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.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Walks and Dates October 2011


Updated 24/10/2011
Saturday 1st October 2011.
The Little Orme instead.
  An improvised walk on the coast.
Thursday 6th October 2011.
Holywell Common, Racecourse, Pantasaph and Pen-y-Ball.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:950'.
Start: Opposite the Crooked Horn Inn, Brynford (Park near to sign) Grid ref:SJ186741.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
Another two walks from Dave Bery's book "Walks Around Holywell and Halkyn Mountain". It;s nearly two years since w last did these two walks together! Always a good walk, if you try to forget that climb up the road to the Pen-y-Ball Monument!
Saturday 8th October 2011.
Pen-y-Bwlch Gwyn.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:2000'.

Start: Pont y Bala Car Park. Grid ref: SH929362.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This is another walk from Dave Berry's book"Walks Around Y Bala and Penlylyn".
He describes it as a walk through the hills north of Bala. It skirts a prominent hill called Moel Emoel. but perhaps we may be able to reach its summit! The open hill section he advises is for "experienced walkers only and should be avoided in poor visibility!" Last time we didn't read the small print and as it suggested route finding at the North end of the walk isn't easy, especially when the paths aren't well used across the moors. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and we will have good views all day!
Thursday 13th October 2011.
Gop Hill, Golden Grove and Sea Views.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb: 1500' at a guess!
Start: High Street Car Park in Trelawnyd. Turn right off the A5151 in the centre of the village. Grid ref: SJ090798.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk combines one walks from Dave Berry's book "More Walks in the Clwydian Hills" with a walk from Bob Harris's book "walks in Ancient Wales". One walk is described as an exhilarating walk with breathtaking contrasting views and the other visits the ancient sites, including the cairn on Gop Hill.
Saturday 15th October 2011.
The Big Moor Including Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge, White Moor and Baslow Edge.
Distance: 9-12 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Curbar Edge National Trust Car Park:.SK262747
Leave Chester 08-00 a.m.
The Big Moor walk is taken from Robert Harris' book "Walks In Ancient Peak District". This walk is a superb walk along mainly gritstone edges and gives plenty of opportunity to search out a few sites of historical interest. These include Stoke Flats Stone Circle, Hurkling Stone, Swine Sty Enclosure and Swine Sty. Some of them aren't easy to recognise even when you know that the grid reference is right!
The extension is 2-3 miles and allows us to traverse across Baslow Edge back to the car park.
Thursday 20th October 2011.
Cwm Conwy, Moel Y Gaer and Moel y Crio.
Distance:10 miles. Climb: 1500' at a guess!
Start: Rhosesmor. Parking area next to the children's play area. Grid ref:SJ214684.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Holywell and Halkyn Mountain".  The Cwm Conwy walk is one of my favourite walks in the Halkyn area at any time of the year. The Moel-y-Crio use only part of second walk, so we will have to take care that we are vigilant as after going through Moel-y-Crio, otherwise we will be extendeding the walk more than we want to!
Saturday 22nd October 2011.
Caer Gai, Cwm Dyfrdwy and beneath Creigiau Llwyn-Gwern.
Distance: 11-12 miles. Climb:1200'.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
Start: Llanuwchllyn. Either roadside parking opposite the PC (Grid ref: SH 875302) or at the Snowdonia National Park Car Park at the end of the village Grid ref:(SH879297).
This walk uses three walks from Dave Barry's book "Walks Around Y Bala and Penllyn". He describes them as being fascinating walks featuring a hill fort and exploring both sides of the Afon Dyfrdwy Valley, a chance to explore again the stunning and varied scenery South of Llanuchllyn.
Thursday 27th October 2011.
In search of St. Cynhafal and on St. Cwyfan's Trail.
Distance: 12-13 miles. (with chances to shorten if necessary!). Climb:1500'.
Start: Roadside parking on Nant Glyd in Llandyrnog. Grid ref: SJ109650. (Llandyrnog is on the B5429. at the cross roads in the village centre turn into Gladstone Terrace towards Llanynhafal. Nant Glyd is the first road on the right. In the past we have parked next to the football field.)
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Vale of Clwyd". He describes them as being delightful walks exploring the attractive countryside between the Afon Clwyd and the Clwydian Hills. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us on this occasion and we will all agree with him and will all want to complete the walk!
Saturday 29th October 2011.
No walk.
Y Bala and Beyond Llanfor. This walk will now be later in the year, probably in December.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:1600'.

Start: Pont y Bala car park. Grid ref: SH929362.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.past we have parked next to the football field.)
This walk  uses two walks from Dave Berry's book"Walks Around Y Bala and Penlylyn". The main walk explores the varied countryside North of Bala, including the wild remote upland arouns Moel Emoel. The second walk allows us to explore Bala itself aand discover some of its history.







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