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, 12 July 2012

Waun-y-Llyn, Hope Mountain and Wood Pit 12th July 2012

Three girls out for a chat!.
Tito on a mission!
At the toposcope in Waun-y-Llyn Country Park.
Looking towards Wayn-y-Llyn.
A superb meadow of Common spotted orchids, red and white clover, Meadow buttercups and more!
A closer view of some of the flowers in the meadow just outside Llanfynydd.
Walk stats: 10.1 miles. Climb: 1331'
Time: 6 hours 26 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Celia, David S., Sylvia and Dave J., Fran and Tito
The forecast for today was good, well at least 'till about 13-00, but they got it wrong at it was very good throughout the whole of the walk (around 16-00)! a glorious day for walking with superb views all day. Both cathedrals in Liverpool could clearly be seen as well as the coast towards Formby, the Cheshire plain and beyond and of cause on our local patch, Moel Fammau.
However the highlight of the day was having the Ravazzolos joining us for the walk for the first time for a while.
Whilst some of the walk was somewhat contrived, it turned out to be very enjoyable, and everyone that we met on the walk and chatted to, were delightful, especially one young lady that had six dogs on tow. we think we saw her van at the car park, that had the words "I love dogs and my dogs love me" on the side!
Some of the walk was proved challenging, especially the stiles and the overgrown or muddy status of the paths, my legs are still tingling from the abundant Stinging nettles that we encountered, and the bites from Horseflies didn't help either.
The final stretch of the walk towards Llanfynydd was a bonus as we went through a meadow that had an incredible number of Common spotted orchids in flower as well as other flowers.
The last part of the walk along the old railway track through Wood Pitt was in anyone's words,  "delightful"!.
A lovely walk that I'm sure will be repeated.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Bridge Inn at Pontblyddyn, where the Brain's bitter went down well after the usual Cottage brew wasn't up to scratch!
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Collared dove, Greenfinch, House sparrow, Goldfinch, Barn swallow, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed tit, Stonechat, Common blackbird, Sparrowhawk, Carrion crow, Raven, House martin, Common swift and Linnet.

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