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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, 1 October 2011

Craig-y-Don to Llandrillo-yn-Rhos via the Little Orme 1st October 2011

All of us at the trig point on the Little Orme.
A Wheatear on the Little Orme.
Ringed Plover on Penryn Bay.
Ringed Plover on Penryn Bay.
Saint Trillo's Chapel.
And I thought it was only "wrinklies" that were put out to grass in Llandudno!
Walk stats: Distance: 8.1 miles. Climb:601'.
Time: 4 hours 24 minutes. On the move  walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Roger.
Down to two and with temperatures forecast to be in the mid-twenties Celsius, I decided to switch the walk to a coastal walk in the hope that w might get a breeze off the sea.  Thankfully for most of the day we had quite a bit of cloud cover and so didn't suffer the direct sunshine for long periods, and when we did a cooling breeze helped us. There were lots of people about, but we only saw two people and two dogs swimming in the sea. The highlight of the day was seeing about fifty Ringed plovers on the pebbles at Penryn Bay.  
Lunch was taken just outside Llandrillo-yn-Rhos where we could take advantage of one of the benches provided by the Rhos on Sea Community.  We really did feel like a couple of old wrinklies strolling down the promenade and having a drink out of our flasks as we sat on the bench overlooking the sea. The only thing missing was the newspaper! Befitting our new image, we had more that 20 minutes over lunch!
Birds seen or heard today included: Rook, Herring gull, Great black-backed gull, Lesser black-backed gull, Wheatear, Red-billed chough, Ringed plover, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, House sparrow, Great cormorant, Black-billed magpie, Pied wagtail, Meadow pipit and Feral pigeon.
We arrived back at the car to see cars parked on both sides of the road all the way into Llandudno and the whole place looking very busy.  A good day for the cafes and ice-cream vendors in Llandudno.
Overall a very pleasant "stroll" on the coast, just right for a hot day like today.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn and we were back home just after 4 p.m..

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