About Me

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, 6 September 2012

Mynydd Marian 5th September 2012

Looking East from Llandulas towards Abergele and Rhyl.
Looking West from Llandulas towards Old Colwyn.
A Panoramic view from the car park at Llandulas.
The first time I've used this option on the camera, and as yet I not conviced of its worth!
"Have you heard, I'm a Grandad again".
Group photo on the hill above the golf course, with Colwyn Bay and the Great Orme in the distance.
The route from our lunch spot on Mynydd Marian.
Craig-y-Forwyn, not visited on this occasion,
Walk stats: Distance: 8.3 miles. Climb:980'. 
Time: 4 hours 8 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Stats provided by RS, someone had yet another "senior moment" the third within a week, and forgot to switch his GPS on!
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie H., Phil, Dave J., Celia, Paul, Tim and Carol.
What a super day for walking this turned out to be. There aren't that many days in the year, that you can leave both waterproofs and fleeces back in the car and have total confidence in the weather forecast, but today was one of them.
This was an annual walk, but was interrupted when the footpath was closed as they cut the ship up that had beached at right angles to the Llandulas jetty. Alas this section is also a cycle route, and we were constantly having to move aside, OK when the warned of their approach with an appropriate ring of a bell, but annoying when no warning was given until they were on top of you and gave a verbal shout (especially so since not everyone in the group still has perfect hearing!).
What a great walk this is on a day when the sea is calm, the sky is blue, the views are magnificent and all's well with the world, well for us at this instant in time!
Lunch was taken on Mynydd Marian, where some had the luxury of a wooden bench to sit on, but other decided to sit on the grass with superb views towards the coast. 
After lunch Dave J., left us to make a dash back to the car park, so that he could get back to see Sylvia at Ellesemere Port Cottage Hospital, where thankfully she is making good progress in her recovery from a stroke.
Although slightly shorter than usual, this turned out to be just about right for most of us, as the temperature, must have been approaching the mid-twenties as we got back to the car.
Birds seen or heard today included: Great cormorant, Oystercatcher, Herring gull, Black-headed gull, Eurasian curlew, Great black-backed gull, Dunnock, Great tit, Barn swallow, Carrion crow, Goldfinch, House sparrow, European robin, Nuthatch and Common buzzard.
after walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down well as usual.

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