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, 27 October 2011

In Search of St Cynhafal 27th October 2011

The Clwydian Hills, not as clear as you would like if you were walking Offa's Dyke today.
Thankfully today we're not!
St. Cynhafal church.

St Cynhafal Church.
Is anyone interested?
Walk stats: Distance: 7.6 miles. Climb: 499'.
Time: 4 hours 13 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie H., Sylvia and Dave J.
I'm glad that I didn't listen to the weather forecast prediction that it would feel like 6 or 7 Celsius, if I'd put my winter gear on I'd have been cooking! Thankfully shorts were the order of the day and waterproofs were needed for a few minutes after lunch, although there was a dampness around throughout the walk.
This was a very pleasant walk, almost a stroll, with plenty of birds around to grab our attention.  We frequently had good views of the Clwydians around Moel Arthur, bu the higher sections of the range were often in cloud.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Dunnock, Pied wagtail, carrion crow, Raven, Jackdaw, Common gull, Black-headed gull, Mistle thrush, Fieldfare, Chaffinch, Redwing, Geenfinch, Winter wren, Blackbird, Common buzzard, Goldfinch, Common starling, Grey heron, Great cormorant, Mallard  and Common pheasant.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, but only three were in attendance.  The early finish was too early for Dave J, but I think Saturday in Buxton might be a different kettle of fish!

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