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, 28 June 2012

Coed Pen y Garth and Nant y Pandy 28th June 2012

The Llangollen to Carrog train, from a point South west of Ty Newydd on the Coed Pen y garth Walk.
In nant Y pandy waiting for yours truly and looking at the information board while they wait!
Heading along the new section for this walk, following a vehicle track that has been nmade to reach several designated gun spots for Grouse shooting. 
Thankfully they don't seem to have been used recently!
Our favourite, Moel Ferna, but not our destination today, thankfully!
Walks stats: Distance : 9.6 miles. Climb: 1460'.
Time: 5 hours 21 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger Phil, David S., Celia, Sylvia and Dave J.
An uncertain weather forecast, and we were expecting showers, in fact we would have been better to have ignored that fact and to have left our waterproofs at home. Showers were mininimal and th better option would have been to carry on and leave waterproofs inour rucksak!
The first part of the walk around Coed y Penarth was new to all of us. This was a very pleasant gentle stroll and a good start to the walk. However when we strated on the path that went westward from Garth Isaf to Ty Newydd, we were challenged with hundreds of biting Horse flies and "head high" ( a slight exageration!) stinging Nettles! Thankfully the two Davids and Phil beat a way through them to the benefit of those still with bare legs!
The Nant y Pandy walk was one we have done many times before, but thsis new version went East across the moor instead of West. This proved to be a much better route than the original one that was described!
We arrived back at the car, quite tired as for much of the walk it had been very humid, and in the latter stages, the temperature must ahve been in the high twenties, not my most ideal temperature and this turned to be an 8 hankerchief walk, although I may ahve lost one on route!
Birds seen or heard today included: Greenfinch, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Blackcap, Common blackbird, Common buzzrard, House martin, Barn swallow, Common swift, Meadow pipit, Winter wren and Carrion crow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at The Grouse Inn at Carrog, where the Lees bitter went down very well. I'm sure the other drinks consumed by those not able to appreciate this brew today, went down well too!

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