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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, 8 November 2012

Bersham Iron Works ans Ty Mawr Reservoir 8 th November 2012

Walking through Plas Power Woods on the way to Bersham Ironworks.
Investigating wood sculpors in Plas Power Woods.
Piggy in the middle.
Autumnal Colours are here at last.
Walk stats: distance: 8.7 miles. Climb: 812'.
Time: 4 hours 53 minutes, On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average@ 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Celia, Tim, David S., Annie H., Sue and Michel..
The weather today wasn't quite as good a we had expected, but at least the rain was more like dampness in the air and the wind was a little on the cool side.  However we did finish the walk in glorious sunshine, always a bonus.
The best part of the walk today was at the start as we headed towards Bersham Ironworks on a delightful path through Plas Power Wood.
Route finding wasn't easy at times, but Phil did us proud, particularly when we were diverted from the described route by a section of deep muddy ?, that David S decided was a no go area!
Lunch was taken on the hillside  above Plas-yn-fron, North of Ty mawr Reservoir, and thankfully the sun had just started to shine!
Just before getting back to Nant Mill car park, we had to go through another area of unpleasant claggy mud, but were able to remove most of it in the ford across the Afon Clywedog near the car park.
Birds seen or heard today included: European nuthatch, House sparrow, Common blackbird, carrion crow, Common buzzard, Raven, Black-billed magpie, Jackdaw and Sparrowhawk.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pan-yr-ochain at Gresford, where Purple moose Snowdonia Ale, Three Tuns bitter and Titanic Stout were all enjoyed by different members of the group:

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