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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, 7 February 2013

A Walk in Coed Llandegla 7th February 2013

We're about to climb and the snow clouds are hanging over the forest.
Should we continue walking or go back to Llandegla Church for a cup of tea?
A forest track with a coating of snow.
The lake near the visitor centre, surrounded by snow, but thankfully no ice.
The last stand for Carole's walking pole.
Wooden Black grouse sculptures were all most of us saw!
The same field as the first photo, but the snow has gone!
Walk stats: Distance: 11.3 miles. Climb: 1345'.
Time: 6 hours 3 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie, Phil, Celia, David S., and Carole H.
We arrived at the car park i9n Llandegla in a heavy snow storm, making us a little concerned about the road conditions on our return journey across Llandegla Moors.   We needn't have worried as the snow had cleared from the roads as the snow had turned to rain!
In the end it turned out to be quite a pleasant walk around the forest, not many other walkers, butn a few more on their mountain bikes.
Although it was quite good walking, we did arrive back at the car with rather wet coats. I nearly lost  one of my gloves again, but managed to retrace my steps and found it again, and Carole lost her walking pole, which we failed to locate, despite retracing our steps to the last point where we knew she still had it.
However she did have the consolation, that she was the only one to see Black grouse (verified by Geoff Robinson who was at the hide at the same time.
Bird seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Great crested grebe, Rook, Black grouse, Greenfinch, Blue tit, Great tit, Common blackbird and House sparrow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Red Lion in Penyfford, where Tomothy Taylor, Landlord went down well as Michel had earlier told the bar person it would! The cup of tea was good too!

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