About Me

When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Moel Hiraddug and Graig Fawr 17th November 2011

The birthday girl, and doesn't she look happy!
She must be thinking of the of her Sandford and London trip over the next few days!
"But you know I like horses"
At the trig point on Graig Fawr.
Fish Mine!
Walk stats: Distance: 10.8 miles. Climb: 1914'.
Time: 5 hours 49 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie H., Phil, Celia, Paul, Tom and Carol, Sylvia and Dave J., Fran and Tito.
Was this a shorts day or not? I didn't get any support/like thinkers until Tito joined us for the second part of the walk! I still think I made the right decision!
Another good day for walking, although it was somewhat blustery as we approached the summits of Moel Hiraddug and Graig Fawr, but on days like this inh November we should be very thankfull.
On much of the walk, once we attained any elivation we had good views., somewhat hazy, but enough to gladen the heart! Others may not agree, and I admit to be a little biased, but the coast along North Wales and Anglesey is unbeatable!
Thanks to Annie, we all enjoyed chocolate biscuits in celebration of her birthday.
This was the first time that I have been past the entrance to the well known "Fish Mine", definitely a special bonus for me.
Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Great tit, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, House sparrow, Great spotted woodpecker, Common gull, Black-headed gull, Common buzzard, Nuthatch and Winter wren.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the new extra large pots of tea went down well. It should go without saying that the Lees bitter did too!
"Chelsea" mentioned that some of the group were missing and then I realised Sue and Michel, Gordon, Sue and Dave were all missing today!

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