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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.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Tegg's Nose and Macclesfield Forest 24th February 2013

Who is it playing on the the Tegg's Nose Crane?
Goosander on Teggsnose Reservoir.
Forest Chapel, Macclesfield Forest.
Looking towards Shutlingsloe.
Evidence that it was still on the cold side.
The type of stone stile that Celia would appreciate!
Walk stats: Distance: 10.0 miles. Climb: 1865'.
Time: 6 hours 30 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.9 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Carole H.
Another good day for walking, a little on the cold side in the wind with the occasional snow flurry, and ice on the ground, especially on Chancery Lane leading to Forest Chapel.  Good views all day.
Lunch was taken early in Macclesfield Forest, so that we could shelter from the wind.
Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Great tit, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Rook, Common buzzard, Common blackbird, Long-tailed tit, Coal tit, European robin, Common blackbird, Goosander, Mallad, Canada goose, Little grebe, Great cormorant and black-headed gull.
This is a superb, varied roller coaster of  a walk, well worth repeating, in fact it is the third time that I have done this walk in the last twelve months.
After walk drinks were enjoyed in the warm environment of the Bird in Hand in Mobberley for the second time within a week. The only other hostelry that has that distinction is the Britannia Inn at Halkyn!

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