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, 20 October 2012

A Four Rivers Walk in Lancashire 20 th October 2012

Looking across  the River Wenning towards Hornby Castle.
The River Wenning at Wennington.
Our best view of Ingleborough.
Grumpy fishermen in the River Lune at Loyn Bridge.
Walk stats: Distance: 11.9 miles. Climb: 961'.
Time: 7 hours 12 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike D.
Weatherwise, this was a good day for walking, but conditions underfoot were such that the Peak District is a very poor second when it comes to mud! Not only did we have mud, but we also had flooded fields to negotiate.
Until we reached the River Lune we had only seen short glimpses of The River Greta and River Welling. Before lunch we had distant views of the three peaks of Yorkshire (Whernside, Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough), but their tops were in mist / cloud. Our best view came much later as we approached the railway line near Melling, but this time only Ingleborough could be seen.
On days like this, this walk didn't have much to commend it, and will probably be filed with walks like Arrenig Fach, as a walk never to be repeated!
Birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Rook, Chafffinch, Common blackbird, Mallard, Canada goose, Long-tailed tit, Common snipe, Eurasian curlew, Mute swan, Grey heron, Whooper swan and Goosander.
 The best part of the day, was finding that the Nertherton Hall at Frodsham was a Lees Pub. That pint of Lees went some way to revive two very tired walkers.  The excellent food and pot of tea helped too.

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