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.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Sontley 11th October 2012

The Afon Clywedog near the start of the walk at Felin Puleston.
A discussion at the "Cup and Saucer" at Erddig.
The focus of the discussion!
Erddig Hall, our only view!
The highlight of the walk, a good section of Wat's Dyke.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.5 miles (without any extension!). climb: 431'.
Time: 5 hours 7 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie H., Sue and Michel, Celia, Dave. S., and David J.
Today wasn't the best of days for walking, but we got exactly what it said on the tin, warm with light rain all day! 
As this was an area that I had not walked in before and sections of Wat's Dyke were in the offing, I was really looking forward to the outing. This walk has much to offer and needs to be done in Summer when it is very dry underfoot and Maize hasn't had a chance to grow! Our detours around the edge of Maize fields increased our expected walk mileage by 2 miles, I think we should have followed Dave J., and followed walk B!
Birds seen or heard today included: Long-tailed tit, Winter wren, Common blackbird, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Snipe, Lesser black-backed gull, Grey heron, Mallard, Grey wagtail, Carrion crow and Jackdaw.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant yr Ochain, Gresford, and Snowdonia Ale (Purple Moose Brewery), went down well.
However the best news of the day was to hear from Dave J that Sylvia will be going home very soon.

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