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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, 11 August 2012

Creigiau Gleision and Llyn Crafnant 11th August 2012

At Creigiau Gleision North Top.
Creigiau Gleision South Top.
Creigiau Gleision from the path to Crimpiau.
On top of the world, not really, just Crimpiau.
Llyn Crafnat ahead, but it still looks a long way off for walkers with titred legs!
Walk stats: Distance: 8.8 miles. Climb: 2162'.
Time: 6 hours 17 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.7 m.p.h. Overall walk avererage: 1.4 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger and Dave J.
With good weather forecast this was a walk that I was really looking foreward to, as  this little ridge has been on my "to do list" for more years than I like to remember.
The weather was good, perhaps a little on the warm side, especially as the forecast wind didn't materialise until the descent of Crimpiau!  The views all day were superb, although somewhat hazy. The paths were relatively good, although the descents were quite steep and one required a little bit of third leg work to get around (but we think there was probably a better route had we gone a little further West of the rocky outcrop at the end of the ridge).
This turned out to be a much more demanding walk than we had anticipated, and by the time we had descended to the Capel Curig - Llyn Crafant path, at least two of the group, had no appetite to extend the walk to Llyn Geirionydd. In fact I needed two good pints of Lees bitter at the Britannia at Halkyn to fully revive me!
I was quite surprised to see other walkers on this remote little ridge, but they were all walking from the Capel Curig side towards the Northern Llyn Cowlyd side, probably the better way of doing the ridge.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Long-tailed tit, Stonechat, carrion crow, raven and Great cormorant.
Will this be my first and last visit to the summit  of Creigiau Gleision? Who knows, but Roger implied that he would be unavailable should it be on the list again!

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