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.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

The Pen-y-Bwlch Gwyn Round 8th October 2011


Out of the woods.
Looking across Llaithgwm, a former Quaker farm towards Llyn Celyn.
"Look you, I'm floating across the bog".
Walk stats: Distance: 10.6 miles. Climb: 1763'.
Time: 5 hours 56 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Dave J and Mike D.
The weather was a little better than we could have hoped for, not much sun, but at least we only experienced a little dampness in the air occasionally.  If anything it was somewhat warm and humid and the low temperatures forecast didn't materialise.
Route finding across the moors wasn't particularly easy, even though visibility was good.  Distant views weren't good, although we did see Llyn Celyn and the unmentionable peak in the distance!
It wasn't on the route, but we did cross the summit Pen-y-Bwlch Gwyn before returning to the path on the route description.
We had lunch looking South-east down the Nant Cefn-coch valley, hoping that whatever we were sitting on was waterproof!
The return route after lunch was quite challenging to start with as the paths on the map didn't seem to exist on the ground, but eventually a more obvious path did appear as Llyn Maen Blas came into view.
An enjoyable walk, boosted by the early morning victory for Wales in the RU World Cup.
Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit , Great tit, Long-tailed tit, Carrion crow, European robin, Mistle thrush, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Rock dove, Common buzzard, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, House sparrow, Red kite and Dave's Treecreeper!
After walk drinks were taken at the New Inn at Pontybodkin, bur the Rev. James wasn't at his best!

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