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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Audlem and More 16th March 2013

St. James's Church at Audlem.
"Catch me if you can!"
Strolling alongside the Shropshire Union Canal.
The River Weaver and its flood plain.
One of the many Fieldfares seen today.
A natural tree sculpture.
The final approach to Audlem.
Walk stats: Distance: 11.7 miles. Climb: 397'.
Time: 5 hours 55 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
A better than expected day weather wise, dry all day and after lunch lots of sunshine. The same couldn't be said for conditions underfoot as we trudged through very claggy muddy fields as we left Audlem Northwards. Without the muddy fields this would have been a delightful walk. Lunch was taken not long after joining the Shropshire Union Canal towpath. Had we known, we would have walked a little further towards Audlem and taken advantage if the pic-nic tables at the start of the lock system.
Birds seen or heard today included: Fieldfare, Common blackbird, Winter wren, Dunnock, European robin, Chaffinch, Wigeon, Mute swan, Moorhen, Greylag goose, Canada goose, Common coot, Grey heron, Common buzzard, Blue tit, Great tit, Greenfinch, Common starling, Woodpigeon, Common pheasant, Jackdaw, Rook, Grey wagtail, Carrion crow, Collared dove and Mallard.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Traveller Rest just outside Bunbury, where Weetwood Eastgate went down well.

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