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, 19 November 2011

Mynydd Mynyllod, Llyn Maes y Clawdd and Earl's Wood19th November 2011

Our first view, looking towards Llanderfel.
On the path from Hafoty Wen to Mynydd Mynyllod.
At the summit of Mynydd Mynyllod!
"Don't just look at us, how do we get down?"
Walk stats:Distance: 11.8 miles. Climb:1657'.
Time: 5 hours 51 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Dave J and Mike D.
Yet another good day for walking, not too hot and not too cold and a good deal of sunshine.  In fact the only time that Martyn put his fleece on all day was when he went into the Bridge Inn for pint!
The described Mynydd Mynyllod walk was a little odd, so we decided to to do our own route for the part around Mynydd Mynyllod and in fact we did a bit of heather hopping to reach its summit for the first time and possibly the last!
Although we have done this walk a few times, much of the route today seemed new to me. I'm hoping that it was because we did some of the walk in the opposite direction to the described walk, rather tha yet another "senior" moment!
We had lunch back at Llanderfel, taking advantage of the bench provided, but alas not the PC that have been closed for the last couple of years!
The only excitement of the afternoon walk was to be buzzed by a bright red helicopter as we walked along the "Queen's Path back to Llanderfel.
Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Great tit, House sparrow, Dunnock, Carrion crow, Raven, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Jackdaw, European robin, Chaffinch, Nuthatch, Great spotted woodpecker, Grey heron, Mallard and Common buzzard.
In all a good walk, appropriate for short wearing conditions in the middle of November!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Bridge Inn at Pontybodkin, where the beer of choice today was Brains bitter. Sadly only the dying embers were left in the hearth, I was glad that I'd put my fleece on!

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