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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, 6 December 2012

Bersham, Felin Puleston and King's Mill 6th December 2012u

The "rat run" near Felin Puleston, on the way to Bersham Visitor Centre.
The Visitor Centre at Bersham - closed at this time of the year, as well as the car park.
The Clywedog - devastation along its banks in Erddig Country Park.
The Clywedog on Erddig Country Park.
 Walk stats: Distance : 7.8 miles. Climb : 532'.
Group : Martyn, Phil, Celia and Annie H.Yet another good day for walking, a little on the cool side, but no rain and very little wind.
We started off on the walk on a "rat run", a path on the edge of an industrial building that had several rat baited boxes in place. Things did get better as we left industry behind and approached Bersham and returned along the Clywedog river bank. Once on the section towards Erddig, we encountered lots of dog walkers, but thankfully all were friendly. Lunch was taken just West of King's Mill, using a bench that took the natural bent shape of the tree from which it was cut. Thankfully the ground was a little frozen, and made what otherwise would have been very muddy, a little easier to negotiate.
Birds sen or heard today included:European robin, Common blackbird, Winter wren, Grey heron, Common buzzard, Mute swan, Black-heased gul, House sparrow, Pied wagtail, Woodpigeon and Fieldfare.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant yr Ochain, where the Snowdonia Ale was in good nick usual.
Overall a good walk, one that could be even better when Bluebells and other Spring flowers are in bloom.

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