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.

Monday, 25 June 2012

The Saddle of Kerridge, Big Low and Berriststall Dale 25th June 2012

At White Nancy in its Jubilee Colours.
Loking towards Big Low from White Nancy.
"My ownwer should have gone to Specsavers!"

"The quintessential English setting of Mellow Brook".
Walk stats: Distance: 7.3 miles. Climb: 1140'.
Time: 4 hours 19 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Sue Powell.
Just about perfect conditions for walking, not too hot and not too cold. In fact I only used one handkerchief!
The appearance of White Nancy took me by surprise, instead of looking quite shabby with lots of graffiti, it had been painted as part of the Jubilee celebrations, and as yet had no unwanted graffiti to spoil it.  The best part of the walk was the next section along the Saddle of Kerridge, where we had good views in all directions.
The second walk towards Big Low and Berristall Dale was a pleasant walk in the countryside, but with nothing special to commend it.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common swift, Barn swallow, House martin, Jackdaw, Kestrel, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Winter wren, Eurasian jay, Green woodpecker, Wodpigeon, Common blackbird, Blackcap, Black-billed magpie, Grey wagtail, Greenfinch, House sparrow and Bullfinch.
We arrived back at the car having had a very enjoyable walk and ready for our Indian meal at the Chutney Lobster back in Sale. A really good meal and at a reasonable price too!

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