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.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Snowdon by the Rhyd Ddu Horseshoe 22nd September

Our first view of the Yr Wyddfa Hotel.
Inspecting the first quarry workings on the way to Bwlch Cwm Lan.
On one of the stiles displaying a trig point, just before scrambling up to the path above C;ogwyn Du.
Looking at Yr Lliwedd- my favourite mountain view..
A panoramic view from the Bwlch Maen Path.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.5 miles. Climb: 2822'.
Time: 7 hours 13 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Paul and Celia.
Almost the perfect day for walking, not too hot and not too cold, hardly any wind, no rain and plenty of sunshine.
The views today were superb all day wherever you looked, whether towards Mawddach Estuary and the West coast of Wales, along the Lleyn, Holyhead Mountain or the Isle of Man.
On the way up we were able to help three of he locals get their quad-bike and trailer (containing 4 sheep dogs past some of the difficult bits (for them) to the quarry workings below Bwlch Cwm Lan.
As expected getting a finger tip on the summit trig wasn't easy, especially as we arrived at the same time as one of the trains.
Overall this was a superb day on Snowdon, with many enjoyable chats with fellow walkers. Although it may slow you down, it is still one of the delights of walking in wonderful Wales.
Birds seen or heard today were few and far between, four in fact! They were Barn swallow, Meadow pipit, Herring gull and the majestic entertainer, the Raven.
We did however see a Spitfire, several helicopters and a hang-glider over the area.

Views from Snowdonia. Best viewed without sound. video
After walk drinks were enjoyed at home, PC had to go to a party and we were already late!

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