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.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Walk Statistics for 2012.

Total number of walks: 96.

Total Distance walked : 960.5 miles.

Average distance per walk : 10.0 miles

Total Climb: 126,772'.

Average climb per walk : 1322'.

Areas Walked.

Flintshire and Denbighshire - 38 walks.

Snowdonia, the Conwy Valley and Llandudno - 21 walks.

Cheshire and the Wirral - 17 walks.

Anglesey - 6 walks.

Lancashire - 5 walks

Peak District: 5 walks.

Shropshire - 2 walks.

Yorkshire : 1 walk.

Members of the group: Martyn Harris, Dave and Sylvia Jenkins, Fran and Tito Ravazzolo, Sue and Michel Pelissier, Roger Smith, Annie Hammond, Sue and Dave Pearson, Carol and Tim Dwyer, Wendy Peers, Phil Marsland, Paul Collinson, Mike Dodd, Celia de Mengle, Gordon McNee, Catherine Murphy, Sue Powell, David Savage and Carol Herbstrick.

Birds seen or heard on walks in 2012.
                                                     
Barn swallow
Barnacle goose
Bar-tailed godwit
Black headed gull
Black-billed magpie 
Blackcap
Black-headed gull 
Blue tit,
Brent goose
Bullfinch
Canada goose 
Carrion crow
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Coal tit
Collared dove
Common blackbird
Common buzzard 
Common coot
Common crossbill
Common crow 
Common gull
Common kestrel
Common pheasant 
Common redshank
Common snipe 
Common starling
Common swift
Common teal
Common tern
Common whitethroat
Cuckoo
Dipper
Dunlin
Dunnock
Eider duck, 
Eurasian curlew 
Eurasian jay
European robin
Feral pigeon
Fieldfare
Fulmar
Gadwall
Gannet
Garden warbler
Goldcrest
Golden plover
Goldeneye
Goldfinch 
Goosander
Great black-backed gull
Great cormorant
Great crested grebe
Great spotted woodpecker
Great tit
Greater black-backed gull
Green woodpecker
Greenfinch 
Greenland Wheatear
Greenshank
Grey heron
Grey partridge
Grey plover
Grey wagtail
Greylag goose
Guillemot
Hen harrier.
Herring gull 
House martin
House sparrow 
Jackdaw
Kittiwake
Knot
Lapwing 
Lesser black-backed gull
Linnet
Little egret
Little gull
Little owl
Little tern
Long-tailed tit
Mallard
Mandarin duck
Meadow pipit
Mistle thrush 
Moorhen
Mute swan
Osprey
Oystercatcher
Peregrine falcon
Pied flycatcher
Pied wagtail
Pintail
Purple sandpiper
Raven
Red grouse
Red kite
Red-billed chough 
Red-breasted merganser
Red-legged partridge 
Redstart
Redwing
Reed bunting
Ring ouzel
Ringed plover 
Rock dove
Rook
Sand martin
Sanderling
Sandwich tern
Sedge warbler
Shag
Shelduck
Siskin
Skylark
Song thrush
Sparrowhawk
Stonechat
Teal
Tree sparrow
Treecreeper
Tufted duck
Turnstone
Wheatear
Whinchat
White wagtail
Whitethroat
Whooper swan
Wigeon
Willow warbler
Winter wren 
Wood nuthatch
Woodpigeon
Yellowhammer
 Total -135.

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