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, 2 August 2012

Cyrn-y-Brain and Coed Llandegla 2nd August 2012

Looking back towards the Ponderosa.
Total confusion, as usual,  at the transmitter masts!
At the Sir Watkin Tower on Ctrn-y-Brain.
At the trig point on Cyrn-y-Brain.
"That's my boy you're looking at".
Going where?
Walk stats; 9.3 miles. Climb: 1497'..
Time: 5 hours 6 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Sue and Michel, Tim, Dave J., Paul and David S.
Much of this walk was new to us, although we had done most of the Coed Llandegla part of the walk.  Overall this walk proved to be quite varied and the new part of the walk was along relatively good paths, even though the paths weren't easy to see on th OS map.  This part of the walk had particularly good views down the Eglwyseg Valley and beyond towards the Berwyns. 
The weather was better than expected as well, although we did get very light rain around lunch time. In fact we sheltered in Coed Llandegla for lunch, but it was debatable whether waterproofs were really necessary.
The section of the walk at the end as we crossed the moor with the start of the walk was in sight, proved quite challenging.especially if your boots were old and perhaps not as waterproof as they were when new!
Birds seen or heard today were few and far between but included: Barn swallow, Raven, Carrion crow, Meadow pipit, Kestrel, Common buzzard and Winter wren.
After walk drinks were enjoyed (by some) at the Bridge Inn at Pontblyddyn.  It would seem that Cottage Brewery  brews aren't to everyone's taste!


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