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.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Walks and Dates July 2012

Uptdated  4th July 2012
Thursday 5th July 2012.
Rhos-on-Sea, Bryn Euryn and Coed Pwllcrochan.
Distance: 12 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Roadside parking on Marine Drive in Rhos-on-Sea, near to St., Trillo's Church. Grid ref: SH841811. It may may be better to park in Trillo Avenue, opposite the church.
Leave Chester at 09-00.
This walk combines three walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Llandudno and Prestatyn".
One is described as a varied walk exploring the hinterland behind Rhos-on-Sea and includes the hillfort in Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve. The other walk offers panoramic views as it meanders through the undulating countryside bordering on Mochdre, Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea.
Saturday 7th July 2012.
Llanddona and Pentraeth Forest.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:1500'.
Start: Llanddona beach car park, North west of Llanddona. Grid ref: SH566807.
This walk uses one walk from Carl Rogers's Book "Coastal Walks Around Anglesey Volume 1" and one walk from Carl Rogers's Book "Coastal Walks Around Anglesey Volume 2"
One walk explores Pentraeth Forest with the chance of seeing Red squirrels, and the coatel area between Red Wharf Bay and Landdona, and includes an interestin part of the coastal path that uses the top of a stone wall.  The second walk includes a visit to Bwrdd Arthur Fort on the hill at the Eastern end of Red. Wharf Bay.
Leave Chester 08-00.
Thursday 12th July 2012.
Hope Mountain, Waun-y-llyn and Wood Pitt.
Distance: 9-10 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Coed Talon Car Park by the old chapel. Grid ref: SJ268588. To get to the car park, approach Coed Talon from Pontybodkin on the A5104. At the Railway Inn, just past the speed camera) turn left along Tir y Ffron lane, signposted "Country Park". The small car park is in the right.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book " Walks Around Ruabon Mountain, The Clywedog Valley and Hope Mountain". He describes the walks as exploring the attractive countryside between Coed Talon, Llanfynydd, Herob and Ffrith.
Saturday 14th July 2012.
Another Walk Around the Great Orme.
Distance: 9-10 miles; Climb:1300' at the most.
Start: Roadside parking at Llandudno West Shore (close to the play area). Grid ref:SJ772818.
Leave Chester at 8-00 a.m.
The route is intended to follow the toll road as far as the Happy Valley, climb through the Happy valley as far as the summit of the Great Orme, following an anticlockwise route around the limestone plateau before droping down the zig-zag path back to the West Shore.
Sea birds like Fulmar and Kittewake should be neesting on the cliffs, so don't forget to bring your binoculars with you. We might see terns and Guillemots too.

Creigiau Gleison, Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Geirionydd
This walk has been postponed and will now be on the August list.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:2000'.
Start: Pay and Display Car park near Llyn Crafnant. Grid ref: SH756618.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m
This walk combines two walks from Carl Rogers book "Walks in the Conwy Valley". One walk is
described as being quite strennuous and requires good route finding, particularly on the featureless approach to Creigiau Gleison. This little ridge is one that I have wanted to visit for some time, so let's hope for a good day weatherwise.
Thursday 19th July 2012.
The Fringes of the Morwynion and Owain Glyndwr's Mount and Nant Friddisel.
Distance: 10 miles. Climb: 2000'.
Start: Roadside parking at Pont Carrog. Grid ref: SJ115437.
Leave Chester at 09-00.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book " Walks Around Llangollen and the Dee Valley.
We have done both of the see walks before, but not recently. Dave Berry descibes the first walk as an excellent walk exploring the little known lower western hills of the Llantysilio Mountains, whilst the other is described as exploring the beautiful and varied countryside South of Carrog. This walk has been known to be quite muddy around some of the farms.
Saturday 21st July 2012.
The Ward's Stone.
Distance: 11-12 miles. Climb: 1600'.
Start: the Jubilee Car Park, South of the Ward's Stone. Grid ref: SD542573.
Leave Chester at 08-00.
This walk is another walk taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire".  This is an energetic walk (don't I know it!) . he describes it as being a superb walk in good weather, I agree, but not if it's too hot. This walk in fact goes in an anti-clockwise direction, unlike the walk that we did last time that went clockwise.
Thursday 26th July 2012.
A walk around the Bollin and Wilmslow to Mottram Bridge.

Distance: 10-11 miles; Climb: 500'+.
Start: Twinnies Bridge car park, Wilmslow. Grid ref: SJ839822. The car park is on the B5166 Wilmslow to Styal Road.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Graham Beech's book "East Cheshire Walks", linking the two with paths across The Carrs and along the River Bollin. Some of the walk we have done when we completed the walk from Quarry Bank Mill, but in the main the paths will be new to us.
After walk drinks at a suitable location in Knutsford, probably the Lord Eldon on Tatton Street.
Saturday 28th July 2012.
Yr Wyddfa.
This walk has been cancelled, and will probably be in the September Walk List.
Distance: 7-8 miles. Climb: 2700'.
Start Rhyd Ddu Station Car Park (Pay and Display). SH571525.
Leave Chester at 08-00.
This is the usual walk from Rhydd Ddu. Ascent via the quarries at Bwlch Cwm Llan  and the steady climb up the South ridge nd Bwlch Maen and descent via the Rhyd Ddu path. I always like to climb Snowdon at least once a year, and the Bwlch Maen ascent is one of my favourite routes.

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