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, 7 March 2013

A St Asaph Round and More 7th March 2013

What a lovely day for a snooze!
Th first wild Snowdrops seen on a walk this year.
St. Asaph Cathedral, but alas not our destination today.
The Afon Clwyd from the new footbridge.
"I don't like the look of those three humans!
Heading for the new bridge over the Afon Clwyd for the second time.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.9 miles. Climb: 630'.
Time: 5 hours 40 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, David S and Phil.
An unusual day weather wise, dampness in the air for much of the day, but you couldn't really call it rain. It was rather too warm wearing winter gear all day, and with temperatures at times in double figures, it was really a shorts day!
An different walk to our normal walk as we were tracing Medieval and Roman roads, not many that were very obvious! Nevertheless an enjoyable walk, including a footpath diversion that wasn't that clear to follow, but we eventually got back on track!
Our final section of the walk from the outskirts of St Asaph down towards the river, allowed us to experience the "claggyest" mud this year, necessitating in boots being cleaned immediately on arrival at home, even before getting the evening meal ready!
Birds seen or heard today inclided: Common blackbird, Blue tit, Great tit, Chaffinch, Woodpigeon. Song thrush, Mistle thrush, Greenfinch, House sparrow, Goosander, Common buzzard, Common kestrel, European robin, Dunnock and Mallard.
Today was the first time that we have seen young lambs on a walk, always a sight to make you think Spring is on the way. Our first sight of wild Snow drops was good too, but the wild Daffodils seem a little late coming
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn, wher the Lees bitter went down well and you always geta warm welcome.

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