About Me

When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Thursday, 23 August 2012

The Three Lakes Walk 23rd August 2012

This walk is described as being on largely pathless moorland - can you tell?
On a path (the access track to Ty'n-llyn at last - alongside  Llyn Alwen.
"Mine's the black feller on the right, I'm not so sure about those two fawn ones behind me"
Llyn Alwen from a point where all three lakes on the walk could be seen.
Llyn Aled from a point where all three lakes on the walk could be seen.
Alwen Reservoir from a point where all three lakes on the walk could be seen.
Walk stats: Distance: 11.5 miles. Climb: 912'.
Time: 6 hour 17 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Phil, Paul, Tin and Celia.
We were a little late getting started on today's walk and didn't get home 'till around 7 p.m., so my apologies to Carol, Tim and Jean. We didn't get lost, I just walk slow these days!
The weather today was almost perfect for walk, a pleasant temperature, a cool breeze, little sunshine and virtually no rain ( at least not enough to make me put waster-proofs on).
This was a a superb walk in largely open moorland, where we only saw two people that we were able to speak yo all day.
The views today were good, especially towards Snowdonia, where the Snowdon range, the Glyders and the Carneddau could all be seen, admittedly some with their heads in the clouds.
The birds sen or heard today included: Common kestrel, Red kite, Barn swallow, House martin, Lesser black-backed gull, Common blackbird, Meadow pipit, Carrion crow and Raven.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter was good enough to bring me back to life, and some of the locals were surprised that we were so late getting there!

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