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.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Walks and Dates December 2012

Saturday 1st December 2012
Butterton Moor, Onecote and Grindon.
Distance: 9-10 miles. Climb: 1000'.Car park in Grindon. Grid ref: SK985545.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
The walk is based on a walk from Mark Richards's book "White Peak Walks - Southern Dales". He describes it an easy going excursion on Staffordshire moorland  with great  a panorama on breasting Butterton Moor. The extension from Grindon is via Hoo Brook and returns via Grindon Moor gate.
Walk change.
Thursday 6th December 2012.
Bersham, Erddig and King's Mill. 
Distance: Up to 10 miles. Climb:500'.
Start: Felin Puleston Car Pak. Grid ref:SJ325492.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk is a low level walk, exploring the Clywedog valley around Bersham and  Erddig. I thought that this would be a better option than the Minera walk as the weather forecast isn't good. If you ae a member of the National Trust please bring your membership card.
Thursday 6th December 2012.
This walk has been postponed - Around Minera Mountain.
Distance: 9-11 miles. Climb:1000'.
Start: Minera Lead Mine Centre: Grid ref: SJ276509.
Leave Chester 09-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Dave Berrry's book "Walks Around Ruabon Mountain, the Clywedog Vallay and Hope Mountain". The walk includes an extension to the Exclusham Mountain and mines. The main walk explores the open moorland East of Worlds End and can be quite demanding.  I rather suspect that it will be pretty wet underfoot as well.  The walk is described as a walk of great variety, for experienced walkers!
Saturday 8th November 2012.
Garreg Fawr and Coedydd Aber.
Distance: 10 miles. Climb: 1800 -2000'.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
Start: Forestry Commission car park (pay and display)at Bont Newydd. Grid ref: SH62720.
This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks On the North Wales Coast" , well all of one walk and part of another!
The Garreg Fawr walk explores the foothills of the Carneddau between Llanfairfechan and Abergwyngeryn, giving us contrasting views of coast and mountains. The second walk visits Aber Falls using paths on each side of the valley. All the recent rain could make the falls spectacularly at their best.
Thursday 13th December 2012.
Holywell, Bagillt and Flint.
Distance: 10 miles. Climb:1000' at a guess.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk uses three walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Chester and the River Dee."  This is essentially a linear walk, so we will have to arrange enough cars to have cars at both Flint and Holywell or use the bus to take us from Flint to Holywell. (Leaves Flint McDonald's on Holywell Road, at 10-14) .
Saturday 15th December 2012.
Mam Tor, Blue John Mine and Winnats Pass.
Postponed until a later date.
Distance: 9 - 10 miles. Climb: 1900'.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
These walks are taken from Mark Richards' Book "White Peak Walks - Northern Dales."  It is quite some time since we walked in this area. The views from Mam Tor are superb, and have been described as some of the best in the Peak District.  The other walk passes through Cave dale and goes close to Pevril Castle.
Thursday 20th December 2012.
Brown Knowl and the Sandstone Trail.
Distance: About 6 miles. Climb: About 1000'.
Start: Sherrington Lane, Brown Knowl. Grid ref : SJ496536. Roadside parking. Park near Fieldway, but remember large farm vehicles use this road, so choose your parking place carefully.
Both Phil and myself have to be at Christleton in the early evening, so we have decided to have a shortened walk, starting at Phil's home. The walk will take us Bickerton Hill and the Sandstone Trail.
Saturday 22nd December 2012.
To be announced later, if there is any demand.

Thursday 27th December 2012.
To be announced later, if there is any demand.
Saturday 29th December 2012.
To be announced later, if there is any demand.


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