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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.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Mynydd Eilian and Point Lynas 13th October 2012

Looking across Porth Lynas towards the lighthouse.
Lloking towards Amlwch from the road below Mynydd Eilian.
At the trig point on Mynydd Eilian.
Grey seal in Porth yr Aber.
Grey seal in Porth yr Aber.
The Coastal path, heading Northwards towards Point Lynas.
At the viewpoint in front of Point Lynas lighthouse.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.4 miles. Climb: 1273'.
Time: 5 hours 10 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.8 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.4 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger and Celia.
Rain in the morning with the prospect of better weather in the afternoon. Thankfully we didn't get too much rain and just a twenty minute shower of any substance and we finished the walk in glorious warm sunshine.
However conditions underfoot were wet and muddy, making going progress slow as we endeavoured to stay upright or avoid getting wet feet!
The distance may have been relatively short, but it was still a good five hour walk. I think we need to change our definition of a good walk from being one of length to one of the length of time it take us to complete it!
The views today were good, especially from Mynydd Eilian towards the Great Orme and from the coast when even the Isle of Man could be seen.
Birds seen or heard today were few, but the best came at the end  when we saw Red-billed chough and Gannets as we walked around Point Lynas Lighthouse. Birds seen or heard today included: Common blackbird, Winter wren, Eurasian curlew, Woodpigeon, Common pheasant, Stonechat, Herring gull, Great black-backed gull, Oystercatcher, Great cormorant, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Raven, Goldfinch, Linnet, Red-billed chough and Gannet.
It was good to see a couple of Grey seals quite close to the shore in Porth yr Aber.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lee bitter went down well.

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