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.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Holywell Common, Racecourse and Peny-Ball 6th October 20011.

The unusual waymarker at the start of the walk.
The Pen-y-Ball Monumen from the outh side of Holywell Golf Course.
Lunch time at the Pen-yBall Monument, but who's top dog to day?
At the trig point on Pen-y- Ball.




The Michael Owens' sculpture of Brynford Miners.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.6 miles. Climb: 948'.
Time: 5 hours 10 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0. m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Tito, Wendy, Sue and Dave.
Overall a very pleasant day for walking, a five minute shower was all we had to endure and the strong winds weren't cold. Nevertheless only one member of the group walked in shorts and a T-shirt for most of the walk!
Lunch was taken at the Pen-y-Ball monument, but attempts to hide from the cooling wind wasn't too successful.  Hot drinks in flasks were welcome!
The views from the trig-point on Pen-y-Ball Top, were superb, particularly towards the Wirral.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Black-billed magpie, Common buzzard, Common pheasant, Woodpigeon and Goldfinch.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn, Halkyn, where the Lees Bitter went down well and the fire was just about to be lit.

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