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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.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Moel Famau and Its Western Fringes 4th October 2012

Our first view of the day as we set off along the Offa's Dyke path from Bwlch Penberra.
Group photo at a style some of us remember all too well!
Our lunch spot, back on the Offa's Dyke path, just South of Moerl Llys-y-coed.
Everyone in the picture, if you include my shaddow!
Not a group photo, but most of them are there!
On the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau.
Walk stats: distance; 8.7 miles. Climb: 1976'.
Time: 5 hours 16 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0.m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Dave J., Annie H., Sue and Michel, Carol H., Celia, David S., Sue and Dave P.
This was an almost perfect day for walking, dry with good periods of sunshine and when we experienced any wind it helped us on our ascent of Moel Famau.
Before lunch the views were superb and many of the mountains of Snowdonia could be seen, although not always identified correctly!
We have done most of this walk before, but on this occasion, we ( I )  decided that we should try a track that allowed us to miss out the steep climb up Moel Llys-y-coed. this proved to be a really good joice, despite the fact that it reduced our mileage to below 10, but no-one complained!
Two of us happily walked in shorts, but some how they seemed to slow us down and we were almost always at the back! We did however take a "short cut" and caught most of them up just before the car park, despite being buzzed by a model aircraft!
Birds seen or heard today included: Meadow pipit, Stonechat, Goldfinch, Carrion crow, Common buzzard., Woodpigeon, Raven, Yellowhammer, Nuthatch, European robin and Common kestrel.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn, where Purple Moose, Snowdonia Ale went down well, as it always does after a good walk!

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