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, 6 January 2013

Mam Tor, Cave Dale and winnats Pass 5th January 2013

Pevril Castle from the Hollowford Road.
Panorama from the bridle path to Hollins Cross.
Heading for Hollons Cross.
Hollins Cross with Lose Hill behind.
Mam Tor from near Winnats Head Farm.
Pevril Castle and Cave Dale.
The lower end of Winnats Pass, Win Hill in the distance:
Walk stats: Distance: 9.9 miles. Climb: 1684'.
Time 6 hours 11 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
Another good day for walking, but it seemed as though everyone else thought so too, particularly around MamTor. Mam Tor was capped in a cloud, but thankfully it had cleared by the time that we reached the trig point.
We had good views all day and valleys like Cave Dale and passes like Winnats Pass are always impressive.
Birds were far and between today, but included: Blue tit, Mallard, Carrion crow, Raven and Jackdaw.
Lunch was taken at Castleton before setting off for Cave Dale.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Cheshire Cheese in Frodsham, where the only cask ale on offer was Theakstons Bitter, but even that tasted good. despite having to suffer watching West Ham v Man U. Alas Man U had equalised by the time we got home!


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