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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, 3 November 2011

Ysceifiog Lake, Pwll-Gwyn Wood, Maen-Mynan Wood and Bryn Golau 3rd Novemeber 2011

"Piggy in the middle" or just "Pigs eaitig for an apple" by Michel Pelissier.
At Caerwys - an early team photo - by Michel Pelissier.
But who are the posers?
Walk stats: Distance: 11.7 miles/ Climb: 1480'.
Time: 6 hours 11 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Dave J., Phil, Richard, Annie H., Phil, Sue and Michel, Carol and Tim with a guest appearance by Fran and Tito at The Brit!
Someone had a senior moment and forgot to bring his camera, but thanks to Michel's mobile all wasn't lost!
Still shorts weather, and despite the varied weather forecasts we in reality had very little rain.
The highlight of the day was having Richard with us for part of the walk.  Hopefully it won't be long before he joins us again.
This was an unusual walk in that the group members varied from 9, then 8, then we split into a group of 3 and 5 and then finished with a group of 10!
friendly dog owners, a runner, a couple of local ladies in Caerwys and a white haired lady, probably a similar age to several of the group all engaged pleasantries with us.
This was and up and down walk, completed, not quite as planned or as quick as we would have like, but we completed the walk, pleasantly tired and looking forward to the Britannia Inn and a pint of Lees Bitter (well at least one was!)
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Carrion crow, Raven, Bullfinch, Common buzzard, Kestrel, Common gull, Blackbird, Winter wren, Fieldfare, Common pheasant, Mallard, Tufted duck, Common coot, Gadwall, Nuthatch, Peacock and Peahen.
Ysceifiog Lake provided the birds of the day with about five Gadwall.

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