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, 26 February 2013

Walks and Dates February 2013

Updated 16th February 2013.
13th February 2013.
Congratulations.
Congratulations to Annie and Matt Ravazzolo Jones on the save arrival of their daughter, Sylvie on Wednesday (evening) 13th February 2013. The baby was 7 lb 11  onz. Annie and baby all well.
Congratulations to Fran and Tito on becoming grandparents again.

Saturday 2nd February 2013 
Postponed, Billy no mates again!
This walk is  now on Saturday 13th April 2013
Barthomley, Englesea-brook, Weston and its Western Fringes.
Distance: 8-10 mile. Climb: 500'.
Start: Roadside parking near Barthomley Church or the village Hall car park. Grid ref: SJ767524.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from the "Pathfinder Guide to Cheshire". It describes the walk as one which explores the pleasant and gently undulating countryside, visiting the interesting villages of Barthomley and Englesea-brook. Can be muddy in places and there are over 50 stiles, some requiring reasonable agility!
Thursday 7th February 2013.
A walk Around Coed Llandegla.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb: 600'.
Start: Llandegla Car Park On Ffynnon Tegla (opposite the school, behind the bus stop. Grid ref: SJ19655238.
This is a change of start point. Michel informs me that Coed Llandegla Visitor Centre Car Park is Pay and Display minimum £4-50 per car. Our walk will be as planned, except that the link to Llandegla along the Clwydian Way, adds just over two miles to the walk. The original walk was about 8 miles, without any extension.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Ruabon Mountain, the Clywedog and Hope Mountain". Most of the walk is along forest tracks and passes the RSPB hide that overlooks the moor, known to be breeding grounds for Hen harrier and Black grouse.
Saturday 9th February 2013.
Mow Cop, Congleton Edge and the Cheshire Ring Canal.
Distance: 10 miles. Climb: 1800'.
Start: Mow Cop National Trust Car Park (Members only, bring your membership card or car park badge). Grid ref: SJ856573.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This walk combines a walk from Carl Rogers's book "Circular Walks Along The Gritstone Trail" and part of a walk taken from the "Pathfinder Guide to Cheshire". This walk is a little shorter than the one that w did in 2008. Good views from the ridges.
Thursday 14th February 2013.
Leasowe Lighthouse to New Brighton.
Distance: 9-11 miles. Climb: 200'.
Start: Leasowe Lighthouse car park. Grid ref: SJ251913.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This is a walk along the beach to Perch Rock Fort, assuming that the water on the incoming tide is low enough. High tide at 13-40 (30.9' /9.4 m). From there, we will continue onto Vale Royal Park (where we in the past we have had lunch) and onto Wallasey Gardens. Hopefully the weather will be kinder than it was last year when we had to take advantage of the shelters at New Brighton.
There will be plenty of birds to see as the tide comes in, so bring binoculars with if you have any.
Saturday 16th February 2012.
Postponed- Billy No mates again!
Barthomley, Englesea-brook, Weston and its Western Fringes.
Distance: 8-10 mile. Climb: 500'.
Start: Roadside parking near Barthomley Church or the village Hall car park. Grid ref: SJ767524.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from the "Pathfinder Guide to Cheshire". It describes the walk as one which explores the pleasant and gently undulating countryside, visiting the interesting villages of Barthomley and Englesea-brook. Can be muddy in places and there are over 50 stiles, some requiring reasonable agility!

The Stipperstone Ridge and Green Hill.
This walk is postponed until Saturday 29th June 2013
Distance: 9-10 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Stipperstones Car park, East of The Bog, East of the A488, South of Gavels. Grid ref: SO369977.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This is another of the walks taken from Steve Goodier's book "Walks in the Shropshire Hills". I know the popularity of this little ridge means that walking here isn't everyone's cup of tea, but when viewed from the Long Mynd it always looks inviting. We haven't completed a walk on the Stipperstones for over 10 years, so I thought it was worth giving it an airing. The Stipperstones walk is only 6 miles, so we will extend the walk Eastward to include Green Hill. Oak Hill and Castle  Ring Fort.

Thursday 21st February 2013.

Wilmslow to Mottram and More. 
(Possible extension to Twinnies Bridge)
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb: 800'.
Start: Car Park near to St Bartholomews Church, Wilmslow next to the Carrs Recreation Ground Area. Grid ref: SJ848815.
Leave Chester at 08-45 a.m. An earlier start than usual, as the start is a little further than we usually go. This should allow us to start walking before 10-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Graham Beech's book"East Cheshire Walks", with an extension using a second walk from the book. This is the same walk planned for 20th September last year, but we didn't complete the Mottram part of the walk. This time we will complete the Mottram part of the walk first toe ensure that it will be completed this time.

Saturday 23rd February 2013.
Tegg's Nose and Macclesfield Forest.
Distance: 9 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Tegg's Nose Country Park Car park. Pay and Display. Grid ref: SJ950732.
Leave Chester at 08-30 a.m.
This walk is taken from the "Pathfinders Guide to Cheshire". It is described as a varied walk with good views from Tegg's Nose. We will visit Tegg's Nose first, rather than at the end of the walk. The walk is also described as an undulating walk exploring the countryside on the edge of the Peak District.
Thursday 28th February.
Penycloddiau and Moel Arthur.

Distance: 9-10 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Llangwyfan Forestry car park: SJ138688.
Leave Chester 09-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Clwydian Hills".  This area of the Clwydians has so much to offer, and Moel Arthur and Penycloddiau are particularly good.  On a good day the views from both hill forts is superb.


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