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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.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

The Long Mynd 29th September 2012

A woodland path early in the walk.
The panoramic view from the car park area near Plush Hill.
Wild  ponies on the Long Mynd.
Townbrook from our lunch spot.
St. Laurence's Church in Church Stretton.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.9 miles. Climb: 1371'.
Time: 4 hours 55 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overal walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Celia.
This was another glorious day for walking, dry with plenty of sunshine and not too hot, a cooling breeze across the top of the Long Mynd made sure of that.
As ever in this area there were lots of other walkers, and for the first time for the group, there were lots of "wild ponies" too.
The views today were superb in all directions, but especially towards Caer Cadoc and the Lawley and further towards the Wrekin.  The Stipperstones were also clearly seen as we approached Pole Bank trig point.
Lunch was taken at the top of Townbrook where we could clearly see our descent into this dramatic valley.
Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Common blackbird, Carrion crow, Blue tit, Great tit, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Raven, House sparrow and Meadow pipit.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant-yr-Ochain where I enjoyed a pint of Snowdonia Ale from the Purple Moose brewery.

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