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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, 24 November 2011

St. Dyfnog's Well, Llwyn Woods, Denbigh Castle and Goblin Fields 24th November 2011

The first stretch along the Clwydian Way from the Brookhouse Mill.
"And they came, two by two..."
Little do they know the number of steps that lie ahead!
Walk stats: distance: Distance: 9.7 miles. Climb: 885'.
Time: 4 hours 34 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.1 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Dave J., Annie H., Wendy and Phil.
A very select group walking today too many have other things to do!
A good day weather wise with temperatures well into the shorts walking zone!  Only one of the group lived up to that forecast and wore shorts!
This was a more varied walk than you might expect around the Ystrad and Clwyd, but today it really was superb. Difficult section of the walk encountered in the past had been cleared and new stiles put in.
The walk started well with a pair of Dippers showing well along the river.
When we Arvie at Llanrhaeadr, the St. Dyfnog's church, the church was open, so were all able to appreciate the magnificent Jesse window.
Lunch was taken early, just before we crossed the former golf course, as we couldn't envisage a suitable lunch spot later on.
Crossing fields towards Ystrad arm we even saw daises in flower!
A good walk despite those steps up to the castle!
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Dipper, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Blackbird, Rook, Blue tit, Great tit, Common buzzard, Pied wagtail, Nuthatch, Common gull, Black-headed gull, Moorhen, Collared dove, Feral pigeon, Woodpigeon, Goldfinch and a Song thrush singing at a time of the year when they shouldn't!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at our usual hostelry, the Britannia Inn at Halkyn.

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