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, 7 June 2012

Bryn Pydew, Coed Brongarth and Gloddaeth Hall 7th June 2012

Conwy Castle from Marl Hall Wood.
Conwy Castle from the Bryn Pydew Obelisk.
At the Bryn Pydew Obelsisk.
Apparently the obelisk was built by a local hotel owner in 1992, but the reasons why weren't given in the
web site that David S found.
Would this be our final view of the obelisk?
Walk stats: Distance: 9.6 miles. Climb: 1682'.
Time: 5 hours 37 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie H., Phil, Dave J and David S.
This was a day that if you looked at the weather forecast, then you would have stayed at home and in my case finished off the dusting and hoovering that I should have done earlier in the week!
All morning we were fortunate to experience very little rain, and could have got a way without waterproofs for most of the time, especially as we were protected somewhat as we walked along woodland paths. The walk up to lunch was quite varied and gave us unexpected views towards the Carneddau and towards the coast at Penryn Bay.
Lunch was taken on the Northern edge of Bryn Pydew Nature Reserve, with good views towards the coast.
Shortly after lunch the gentle rain started and we all had to don waterproofs for the rest of the walk.
Birds seen or heard today included: Chiffchaff (they seemed to be singing all the way round the walk today), Willow warbler, Barn swallow, Common swift, House martin, Common buzzard, Common pheasant, Common whitethroat, European robin, House sparrow, Dunnock, Blackcap, Blue tit, Chaffinch, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Rook Common blackbird, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Lesser black-backed gull, Song thrush and Herring gull.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn, where the best drinks on offer were the tea and coffee. Alas building works had denied us all of an enjoyable pint of Lees bitter!

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