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.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Cwm Dyfrydwy and Beneath Creigiau Llwyn-Gwern 22nd October 2011

Looking East towards Bala.
Lunch-time below Coed y Graig. At least Dave's eating his lunch!
One of the delightful green tracks that strolled a long in the sun.

Stepping stones to negotiate.
Walk stats: Distance: 11.7 miles (14.5 miles). Climb: 1548' (1700').
Time: 6 hours 10 minutes (7 hours 12 minutes) On the move walking average :2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Dave J and Mike D.
Another superb day for walking, lots of sunshine and a pleasant cool wind to keep us refreshed (well me really), but at least two of us had bare arms and legs by the end of the day!
At one point we thought that we were on two completely new walks, as the walk progressed we realised that aspects of the second walk were very familiar and the stepping stones reminded of a previous occasion when Dave J stood in the middle of the stream to assist Celia crossing over the stepping stones.
Once again the views all day were magnificent, especially the ones towards the Arans, the Arrenigs and even towards Llyn Tegid.
This was a good day for Fieldfare, they seemed to be everywhere and there were lots of Common buzzards too!
As we approached Llanuwchllyn, I decided that I had had enough walking for one day and declined the extra walk "2" mile walk to Caer Gai and headed back to the car.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Fieldfare, Kestrel, Common buzzard, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, Mistle thrush, Reed bunting, Common snipe, Winter wren, Goldfinch, Long-tailed tit, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Raven and Nuthatch.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Bridge Inn at Pontybodkin where a brew from the Cottage Brewery went down well.  The young lady serving at the bar was delightful too, not the same person encountered on a previous occasion.

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