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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, 27 September 2012

Around Minera amd Nant Mill 27 th September 2012

The first crossing of the Afon Clywedog.
The Afon Clywedog in good heart!
Our first encounter with some local residents!
Walking through the  old mining areas.
More local residents?
The engine house at the Minera lead mines Centre.
A distinctive breed of sheep, popular in the fields between the Minera Lead Mine Centre
and Nant Mill.
The fifth and final crossing of the Afon Clywedog.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.3 miles. Climb: 1160'.
Time: 4 hours 59 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie H., Dave J., David S., and Phil.
Early showers and the rest of the day was supposed to be dry, but we got a little bit more of the wet stuff than expected, not much but just enough to make you put on waterproofs and then think it was a waste of time!
Considering the amount of rain that we have had the paths were relatively good, and not as muddy or wet as we had anticipated. One path from Coedpoeth was little overgrown and a pair of secateurs would have been handy!
The best part of the walk came after lunch as we walked through the old mining landscape back to the Minera Lead Mines centre and onto Nant Mill.
Overall a pleasant walk, a good walk for the present conditions.
Birds seen or heard included: European robin, House sparrow, Common crow, Jackdaw, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Woodpigeon, Blue tit, Great tit, Long-tailed tit, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk and Common blackbird.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Alyn Inn at Rhosett, where One Hop (a New Zealand beer brewd by Marstons) went down well.

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