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, 10 November 2011

Penycloddiau and Moel y Parc 9th November 2011

Our first views of Snowdonia.
At the burial cairn on Penycloddiau.
Another looking across the Vale of Clwyd to Snowdonia.
Lunch on the slopes of Moel y Parc.
Autumnal colours in the Southern valley below Penycloddiau.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.0 miles. Climb:1675'.
Time: 5 hours 5 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Tim, Paul, Tito, Dave J., Annie H., Sue and Michel.
A few regulars from the group were missing today, apparently with "better offers"(reasons)!
What another glorious day for walking this turned out to be. The Sun was shining all day and the none of the forecast rain materialized.  Pleasantly warm throughout the walk, T-shirts and shorts still he order of the day, well at least for one or two of us!
The distance views of Snowdonia from Moel Siabod, Snowdon and the Glyders (especially Tryfan) could all be identified on the horizon. further round the Little Orme could be seen as well as the nearby coast from Prestatyn to Rhyl and beyond.
This delightful walk will certainly be repeated in the not so distant future.
Birds seen or heard today included: Rave, Carrion crow, Common buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Common pheasant, Greater spotted woodpecker, Meadow pipit, European robin, Black-billed magpie, Blackbird, Long-tailed tit, Chaffinch, Winter wren and Woodcock.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn where the Lees bitter today tasted superb, a fitting way to finish off the day after such a superb walk.

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