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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, 18 August 2012

Tegg'a Nose and Macclesfield Forest 18 th August 2012

Iron work in Tegg's Nose Quarry.
The path through Macclesfield Forest.
St. Stephen's Chapel in the hamlet of Forest Chapel.
A sign made for walkers with limited map reading skills!
Tegg's Nose ahead, so we're nearly back at the car.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.5 miles. Climb:1743'.
Time: 6 hours 8 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.9 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Celia.
A good day for walking, but it was a little on the humid side for comfort.  This turned out to be very much an up and down walk of great variety, and felt a lot longer than it actually was!
The birds seen or heard today included: carrion crow, Raven, Black-billed magpie, Barn swallow, Common buzzard, Stonechat, Meadow pipit and Kestrel.
An enjoyable walk, and quite tiring,I was really looking forward to a pint at the Farmers Arms at Kelsall, alas it was closed with plastic cones across the entrance to the car park!  We ended up at the Boot at Willington, where I was able to enjoy a pint Wheetwood best bitter.
This is certainly a walk that will be repeated in the future.

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