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, 5 July 2012

Rhos-on-Sea, Bryn Euryn and Coed Pwllcrochan 5th July 2012

At the start of the walk in Rhos-on-Sea.
At the ruins of Llys Euryn.
At the trig point on Bryn Euryn.
At the trig point on Bryn Euryn - Paul's "chosen shot"!
Walk stats: Distance: 11.2 miles. Climb: 1736'.
Time: 6 hours 4 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Paul, David S., Sylvia and Dave J., and Phil.
Starting at Rhos-on-Sea, the first part of the walk was a little contrived, but it was pleasant enough walking along the promenade overlooking the sea.
The weather was kind to us all day, if somewhat humid at times, and we finished the walk in glorious sunshine. It was even warm enough for a dip, but we had no takers!
As usual, we didn't quite take the the right route to the summit of Bryn Euryn, but we did get there and were able to find the right path heading South.
We had lunch on the limestone ridge at Llangwynstenin.  All went well until about 20 bullocks came to investigate the odd bods on their patch! Dave J eventually let then kn ow that they weren't welcome! 
Sylvia had baked some lovely chocolate cookies as it was Dave J's birthday, a real pensioner at last, and still walking faster than most of us!
We came across some workers putting up new signs for Coed Pwllcrochan, and as we went round them, both Dave J and myself slipped in the mud. thankfully neither of us was hurt in any way apart from pride and a bit of mud where we didn't want it!
This was more of an up and down walk than perhaps you would expect starting from Rhos-on-Sea, but we did get some good view point, especially towards the sea and the Great Orme.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Common blackbird, Chiffchaff, Winter wren, Blue tit, Black headed gull. Herring gull, Lesser black-backed gull, Great cormorant, Sandwich tern, Oystercatcher, Carrion crow and Eurasian curlew.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down really well.

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