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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

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Maenan and the Afon Conwy 8th September 2012

Panoramic view of the Conwy Valley from the viewpoint on Cadair Ifan Goch.
Another view of the Conwy Valley from the North eastern edge of Coed Tan-yr-allt.
Looking across the Afon Conwy towards Trefriw.
Panoramic view from a minor road onthe Eastern side of the Conwy Valley.
Moel Siabod just to the right of the tree.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.1 miles. Climb:1026'.
Time: 5 hours 2 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Roger.
The weather forecast was set to be warm and sunny all day, with temperatures in the mid-twenties, so we even even left our waterproofs back in the car.
The described route through Coed tan-yr-Allt and the visit to the viewpoint on Cadair Ifan Goch was delightful. Superb views of the Conwy valley and the hills beyond, whilst walking along the woodland path enabled us to avoid the glare of the Sun for over an hour.
The extension along the banks of the Afon Conwy was much more demanding than we expected as path along the top of the embankment was uneven and covered in long tufts of grass. This went on for the first mile, after which it became shorter thanks to the attention of grazing animals. It was on this section that we found some convenient rocks on top of the bank, that made god places to sit and have lunch.
Our after lunch treat was some jam crumble tart that Margaret had made, and Roger had miraculously managed to transport all morning, still keeping them in one piece.
Afte crossing the A470, we decided to return to the car on the minor roads, rather use field paths, as it would enable us to check the roads as an altenative route to the 20%  road that we had climbed in the car in the morning.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Common crow, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Mallard, Great cormorant, Barn swallow, House martin, Chaffinch, Herring gull, Pied wagtail,Lesser black-backed gull , Woodpigeon, Common buzzard (lots of them) and Europen robin.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down well.

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