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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.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Walks and Dates October 2012

Thursday 4th October 2012.
Moel y Gaer, Moel Fammau and the Western Fringes.
Distance:10-11 miles. Climb: 2000'.
Start: Car park at Bwlch Penbarras. Pay and display (£1 the last time we were there). Grid ref: SJ162606.
Leave Chester 9-00a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks on the Clwydian Hills". An opportunity to explore the Western slopes of Moel Fammau before climbing its summit. The return route uses the main path of Offa's Dyke back to Bwlch Penbarras.  An easy start, a stiff climb in the middle and a stroll back to the car. Plenty of opportunity for good views in all directions, if it is clear when we get to the Jubilee Tower.
Saturday 6th October 2012.
Dunsop Head and Whitendale.
Postponed until 2013.
It looks like being another day to finish painting the fences and garden shed!
Distance:12 miles; Climb:1684'.
Start:Dunsop Bridge Car park. Grid ref:SD661501.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This is another walk taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire". He describes it as a long and demanding walk across isolated moorlands, not recommended in poor visibility! Can we meet the challenge? Eagle owls ar known to live in the area, but will we see one? Let's hope for a good day.
Thursday 11th October 2012.
Erddig, Wat's Dyke and Sontley.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Felin Puleston Car park, Wrexham. Grid ref: SJ325492. To get to the car park, take the A483 towards Wrexham, turn left onto the A5152 to Rhostyllen and Wrexham. Turn right onto a side road sign-posted Erddig, and almost immediately turn left down a side track sign-posted Felin Puleston Countryside Centre to a parking area by farm buildings.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Rhuabon Mountain, the Clywedog Valley and Hope Mountain". They are described as a walk through the Erddig Estate and the attractive farmland of Felin Puleston. It also includes an impressive section of Wat's Dyke.
Saturday 13th October 2012.
Mynydd Eilian and Point Lynas.
Distance: 9-10 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Llaneilian Car Park. Grid ref: SH474929.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Best Walks in North Wales". The walk visits one of Anglesey's high points, and follows a section of the Coastal Path. A good section of the coastal path is on concesssionary paths that are closed on some days, but having checked with Anglesey Council this date isn't one of them. Walking along the coast is always good at any time of the year, especially if you get good weather' Let's hope we do.
Thursday 18th October 2012.
A Tale of Two Mountains, Limestone and Lead.
Distance: 10 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Maeshafn. Roadside parking near the phone box. Grid ref: SJ202610.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book " More Walkd in the Clwydian Hills". The mountains visited are Moel Findeg and Nercwys Mountain. The walk also crosses the limestone country between Eryrys and Graianrhyd, and is described as the best section of hill covered limestone walking in the area.
Saturday 20th October 2012.
A Four Rivers Walk.
Distance: 10.0 miles. Climb: 500'.
Start: Hornby car park by the bridge over the river. Grid ref: SD585683.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This is another walk taken from Terry Marsh's bok "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire". After meetin a couple on the Ward's Stone Walk, who said that walking in the Hornby area was superb, I thought that it would be good to check it out with this walk. This walk follows parts of the rivers Greta, Lune, Wenning and Hindburn. There is minimal climb, so this should be a stroll in what is described as an area of historical interest and includes a "castle"!
Thursday 25th October 2012.
Walk cancelled.
Newton Mountain Forest, Cae-Llwyd and Ty Mawr Reservoirs.
Distance: 10 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Lay-by near Bethlehem Chapel, Rhosllanerchrugog. Grid ref: SJ289468.
To get to the lay-by enter Rhos on the B5097 from the North.go past Ysgol y Grango, and just past the Coach and Horses pub turn right along Mountain Street. At the junction by the Sun Inn, turn left along Hall Street to find a lay-by by Llys-y-Mynydd and opposite Bethlehem Chapel.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk combines another two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Rhuabon Mountain, the Clyweog Valley and Hope Mountain". The walks explore the edges of Rhuabon Mountain and visits two of Rhosllanerchrugog's upland reservoirs.
Saturday 27th October 2012.
Weets Hill.
Walk cancelled.
Distance: 9-10 miles. Climb: 900'
Start: Saltersforth Wharfe near Barnoldswick. Grid ref: SD887545.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Terry Marsh's book "50 Classic Walks in Lancashire" . He describes it as a fairly easy walk , combining farm paths, moorland paths and canal towpaths. Weet Hill offers some of the best views in the South Pennines.
I have cancelled the last two walks in October, as I have a bad cough and am constantly having to blow my nose to avoid having to breathe through my mouth.
Hopefully if I stay in for a few days, I will recover in time to walk next Thursday.
Both walks will appear later in the year.

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