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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Mole Famau - Twice 10th January 2013.

Looking back down the red route?
The panorama as we reached the Offa's Dyke footpath for the first time.
Snowdonia from Moel Famau Jubilee tower  - first time round.
At the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau  - first visit.
Looking Eastward from near the trig point on Moel Famau  - second time round.
At the trig point on Moel Famau - second time round.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.4 miles. Climb: 1801'.
Time: 5 hours 18 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.4 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie H., Sue and Michel, Phil and David S. 
Fran and Tito did their own 5+ mile walk around Moel Famau and joined us later to celebrate a great day for walking!
We all set off from home, carefully driving through the low lying fog and anticipating another not so good day on Moel Famau. How wrong we were, this was one of the best walks on Moel Famau that I have ever experienced. No fog, except in the valleys below us, wonderful views, and to be noted - no wind around the Jubilee Tower on Moel Famau, possibly a once in a life-time experience!
Just a little later another "once  in a life-time experience", we started lunch before 12, and after we had only covered 3.3 miles, not my choice, but before I could say anything most of the group had chosen their seats and taken their sandwiches out!
It's always good to be walking n an area when you are above any mist and fog, and the unusual view of note was the Padeswood Cement Works Chimney that was almost entirely below the mist, except for the very top few metres.
Birds seen or heard today were very few but included: Great tit, Common blackbird and Carion crow.
Overall a superb day walk, and surprisingly not feeling too cold for this time of the year, we even saw one walker in shorts, but we had no proof that he had gone any further than the car park with his knees exposed!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn in Mold, where Snowdonia Ale went down well. Just as we were finishing our drink Fran and Tito arrived from their Moel Famau walk to join us by the wonderful real fire. I had no choice, but to have another pint!

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