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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Around Holmfirth and Last of the Summer Wine 3rd November 2012

Looking down on Holmfirth from near the mast by Holt farm.
Autumnal colours in a wood North of Holmfirth.
The Royal Oak at Upperthong.
Digley Reservoir from our lunch spot.
The Fleece Inn at Holme.
Sid's Cafe - pity about the message on the window!
Walk stats: Distance: 9.9 miles. Climb: 1987'.
Time: 6 hours 28 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.9 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike D.
This turned out to be a very pleasant walk on both sides of the Holm Valley, and involved rather more climb than perhaps we had initially anticipated. The weather was good for most of the day after a light shower not long after we had reached Back Lane on the way to Upperthong.
The Royal Oak was the first of the locations we think had appeared in Last of the Summer Wine.
Our only problem with the weather was the Sun was frequently in our eyes until we had crossed the last of the reservoirs and was heading in a North easterly direction back to Holmfirth.
Lunch was taken near Digley Reservoir car park. A convenient bench gave us good views across the reservoir towards Holme Moss.
Arriving at Holm, we noted the second of the Last of the Summer Wine locations, the Fleece Inn, and despite the invitation on the board outside, we resisted the temptation to sample their beers and sit by their real fires!
The final Last of the Summer Wine Location  was Sid's Cafe in Holmfirth.
Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Mallard, Lesser black-backed gull, Common blackbird, Mistle thrush, Eurasi jay and Coal tit.
A good walk that will probably be repeated on a day when we could spend a little more time searching out a few more Last of the Summer Wine locations.
After walk drinks and a meal were enjoyed at the Hinderton Hall in Frodsham, where the Lees brew "Top Brass" went down well.

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