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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, 1 November 2012

Newtown Mountain Forest and Three Reservoirs 1st November 2012

On the first green track just after leaving Rhosllanerchrugog.
The first reservoir - Top Reservoir near Trefechan.
Confusion as usual!
The secoond reservoir - Cae-llwyd Reservoir.

The third reservoir - Ty-mawr Reservoir, taken from our lunch spot.
Roger's favourite section!
"I thought they said they liked horses!"
Walk stats: distance: 10.0 miles. Climb: 978'.
5 hours 36 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie H., Phil, Tim, Carol H and David S.
After a week of enforced quarantine, it was good to be back out walking, particularly on days like this when the weather was largely sunny, little rain (only about 3 minutes worth), on the cool side, but with good distant views.
The whole of this area, well about 95% of it, was totally new to all of us. Walking along new paths in a new area is always good, and can present unexpected challenges! Today was no exception, when locating a moorland path initially proved not so easy, and then fording a stream made some us think we might get wet feet! All crossed, Leki -aided, except for Tim who with his long legs managed to step across stones too far apart for the rest of us.
Lunch was taken with a view across Ty-mawr Reservoir towards Cheshire and beyond.  An added bonus was a piece of cherry fruit cake provided by Tim as a means of celebrating his "coming of age".
Overall a good and varied walk.
Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Mute swan, Mallard,Common blackbird, Red-legged grouse, Meadow pipit, Black-headed gull, House sparrow and Grey heron.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant-yr--Ochain at Gresford, where Snowdonia Ale was enjoyed, despite the fact that it didn't quite have its usaul refreshing flavour.

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