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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.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Disley, Lyme park and Whaley Moor 9th August 2012

The Cage from Bollingurst Reservoir.
Lyme Hall from the main gates.
A few of the deer in Lyme park.
"Hang on a minute, I'm talking to the boss!".
On the top of Whaley Moor.
The gentle descent of Whaley Moor towards Disley.
Whaley Moor from Long Lane.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.9 miles. Climb:1343'.
Time: 4 hours 59 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m..h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Sylvia and Dave J, Celia and Tim.
A superb Summer day was forecast, and that's what we got. Sunshine all day and alas no wind to keep us cool. As might be expected lots of people were taking advantage of the good weather, especially around Lyme Park.  No problem with views today, and Shutlingsloe could clearly be seen.
Birds were few and far between, although we did see at least 5 Common kestrel hunting over the Whaley Moor area.  Once again we saw lots of butterflies, mainly Small whites, Large whites, Meadow browns and Tortoiseshell.
The surprise of the day was the delightful little gritstone ridge, Whaley Moor, that gave superb views across towards Lyme Park.
Birds seen or heard today included: Carion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Common buzzard, Common kestrel, Green woodpecker, Goldfinch, Black-headed gull and Canada goose.
Overall a good walk, just about right for today's rather warm conditions.
After walk drinks were taken at the Rams Head in Disley, where Celia enjoyed her lager, but the real drinklers found the Blacksheep bitter not at its best!

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