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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, 15 October 2011

Curbar Edge, Froggart Edge, White Edge and Baslow Edge15th October 2011

The magical view that greeted us as we started our walk along Curbar Edge.
Curbar Edge, looking North.
There's always one not paying attention!
Red deer on White Moor.
Red deer on Big Moor.
At the trig point on White Edge.
"Stop moving Mum, I want a drink".
Walk stats: Distance: 9.4 miles. Climb: 735'.
Time: 5 hours 17 minutes. On the move walking average:2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia, Mike, Becky and Indy the Lancashire healer/Jack Russel cross.
What a glorious Autumn day for walking, cool at first and pleasantly warm and Sunny for the rest of the day. A day for strolling along the edges taking in the superb views, unfortunately hundreds of others thought it was a good idea too!  At least when we got as far as White Edge he hoards thinned out a little.
The highlight of the day was hearing Red stags roaring on Big Moor.  We had had good views, particularly the small heard just below us on White Moor. In all we saw about 20 Red deer, but only 3 stags.
Birds sen or heard today included: Blue tit, Chaffinch, Meadow pipit, Common starling, Carrion crow, Rook, Jackdaw and Sparrowhawk.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Eyre Arms in Calver where the Banks Bitter was the one sampled.  We sat out at the front of the pub, as Indy wasn't allowed in the grassed beer garden at the back!

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