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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.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Chinley Churn and South Head 3rd October 2011

Heading for Chinley Churn.
Still heading towards Chinley Churn.
Nearly there!
Well not really, we never did quite make it to the trig point on Chinley Churn.
Looking back towards the quarries beneath Chinley Churn.
Walk stats: Distance: 5.2 miles. Climb: 1459'.
Time: 2 hours 55 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Sue Powell.
Another good day for an afternoon stroll. Sunnier than expected and with a superb cool wind later on.  Views were good throughout, once we had gained a little height.  Contrasting scenery from small gritstone quarries and rolling grassy hill tops to lowland pastures and the conurbation of Chinley in the valley below.
Birds seen or heard today were few and far between but included: Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Meadow pipit, Black-billed magpie and Wheatear.
Overall a very pleasant walk, especially as we had the countryside to ourselves, only when we crossed the Hayfield Road did see any other people and they were in their cars.
After walk celebrations were made with a meal at a Indian restaurant in Sale. For once were early enough to take advantage of their "Early bird menu".

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