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, 5 November 2011

Cwm Glyn, Lake Views and Upland Pastures 5th November 2011

A hint of Autumnal colours.
One of the many magnificent views of Llyn Tegid and the Arrenigs.
Can't you see, it's this way Dave!
The mystery ridge - Cadair Idris.
On the superb high level access track from Cae'r hafotty to the Llangower road.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.6 mi.es. Climb:1956'.
Time: 5 hours 1956'. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, and Dave J.
What a glorious day for walking this turned out to be. Mostly sunshine and very little wind. Still in shorts, and at times over-heating, and it's November!  
In the morning Llyn Tegid was like a mirror and seeing the hills and sky reflected in the still water just takes the breath away.
This really was a day to gently stroll and take in the views, remembering what a privilege it is to be able to walk on days like this.
This was an up and down walk, but today the varied terrain and the views were reward enough for the efforts required on the upward sections.
Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Great tit, Common buzzard, Bullfinch, Winter wren, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, Mistle thrush, Greater spotted woodpecker, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Raven and House sparrow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Bridge Inn at Pontybodkin, where the first pint of the Cottage brew went down well. Despite having a fleece on, I still looked longingly at the laid fire and wished that it had been lit!

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