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.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Walks and Dates March 2013

Updated on 23rd March 2013
Saturday 2nd March 2013
A Walk Around Waen Aberwheeler and Llandyrnog.
Distance : 10 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Layby in Aberwheeler on B5429, just after play area and opposite Bro Llaweni. Grid ref: SJ096694.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This is a walk taken from R.J.A. Dutton's book "Hidden Highways of North Wales". It explores the  Roman and Medieval Roads between Waen Aberwheeler and Llandyrnog. As far as I know. the only section that we have done before is along the Afon Clwyd from Llaweni Hall.
This is the first walk that we have attempted from this guide book.
Thursday 2nd Marsh 2013.
A Walk Around St., Asaph.
Distance: 10 miles. Climb: 500'.
Start: Pont Elwy car park. Grid ref: SJ035743.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk combines a walk from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Vale of Clwyd" with a walk taken from R.J.A. Dutton's book "Hidden Highways of North Wales". One walk explores the countryside around the cathedral and the Afon Elwy to the north, and the second walk explores the Medieval Roads South of St., Asaph.  It is a long time since we walked from St., Asaph, but the second walk allows us to extend the walk beyond the 7 miles that we did then.
Saturday 9th March 2013.

Jumbles, Wayoh, Turton and Entwistle Reservoirs.
Distance:10-11 miles. Climb:1200'.
Start:Waterfold Car Park, off Bradshaw Road (A676), Jumbles Country Park.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk is based on a walk taken from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire". He describes the walk as a pleasant walk on good paths. The extension to Turton and Entwistle Reservoirs includes another section of the Witton Weaver Way and crosses Turton Heights and a hill called Cheetham Cross.

Thursday 14th March 2013.
The Elwy Valley.
Distance: 9 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Llanfair Talhaiarn village car park. Take the A548  South of Abergele. Grid ref: SH 927703.
This walk is taken from "Walkers Britain - Volume 2". It is described as a moderate walk along little used  rural lanes which wind down wooded valleys and across rushing streams: tranquillity and timelessness. Riverside, hedge-lined lanes; 4 climbs; can be muddy in places.  Possible short extension to the summit of Mynydd Bodran (if we can find a way).

Saturday 16th March 2013.
Audlem and the Shropshire Union Canal.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb: Not a lot!
Start: Cheshire Street Car park, Audlem. Grid ref: SJ659436.
The main part of the walk is taken from the "Pathfinders Guide to Cheshire", and the extension takes us further along the canal to Hawksmoor Bridge and returns  to Audlem via Kinsey Heath. The walk is described as exploring the attractive valley of the River Weaver with fine views throughout.
Thursday 21st March 2013.
Burwardsley and Raw Head.
Distance: 10 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Roadside parking on Sherrington Lane in  Brown Knowl. Be careful parking, remember that large farm vehicles frequently use the road. Grid ref: SJ497537.
This walk is a walk starting near Phil's home, and will include some f the best sectionsof the Sandsone Trail.

The Trent and Mersey Canal, Great Budworth and More.
This walk will appear later in the year.
Start: Marbury Country Park car Park (Pay and Display £2-50 last time). Grid ref: SJ652763.
Distance: 7-10 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
The main 7 mile walk is taken from the "Pathfinders Guide to Cheshire". This is described as a varied walk with plenty of historic interest, including the Anderton Boat Lift.. The extra mileage will be made by exploring the Anderton Nature Park, Marshall's Wood, Carey Park, Ashton's Flash and Neumann's Flash.  Bring binoculars with you if you can.

Saturday 23rd March 2013. 
Walk cancelled due to the heavy snow fall and road conditions.
All Around Lake Vyrnwy. 
This walk will now be in September 2013.
Distance: 14 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Llanwyddyn car park on the South side of the dam. Grid ref: SJ017190.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This is another walk taken from "Walkers Britain - Volume 2".  I've wanted to do this walk for some time, but never got round to it.  It is a slightly longer walk than usual, so I thought we'd better do it before my legs tell me that attempting that sort of distance is unrealistic!  The walk is described as a moderate walk with two climbs. It also describes a wide variety of bird life around the edges, so it may be worthwhile bringing binoculars if you have them.

Thursday 28th March 2013.
An Ancient Packhorse Trail Around Caergwrle. - Still on!
Distance: 9 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Caergwrle Village Car Park on High Street. Grid ref: SJ305574
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from R.J.A. Dutton's book "Hidden Highways of North Wales". This walk heads East via Bryn-y-Gaer, Shordley Hall, Town Ditch, Honkley Farm and eventually reaches the Golden Grove Inn. The return route is is via Burton Lane, Rackery Farm, Rackery Hall and Gwasted Farm. The walk includes drovers roads and a corpse road.
Saturday 30th March 2013.
Old Highways South of Druid. 
This walk is postponed due to the weather, and will be included later in the year.
Distance: 8 - 10 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Layby on A549, 1 mile West of its junction with A5 and East of Glas-yr-Afon, Glass Bloberry. Grid ref: SJ02974261.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from R.J.A. Dutton's book "Hidden Highways of North Wales". It explores a  Roman road, a hill fort, a Medieval road and an old coach road. The extension explores roads and byways North of Glan-yr-Afon. Includes Ty-tan-y-dderwyn, Cefn-eithin and Llwyn-ithel.

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