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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.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Jumbles Reservoir and More 9th March 2013

At the trig point on Cheetham Close.
Looking back to Turton Moor.
Turton and Entwistle Reservoir.
A male Goldeneye on Wayoh Reservoir.
A pair of Great crested grebes on Wayoh Reservoir.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.4 miles. Climb: 1045'.
Time: 5 hours 23 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
I've had better days for walking than we experienced today.  Rain was in the air most of the day, although we did get periods of relative brightness.  On the top of Cheetham Close and Turton Moor, we even had sleet and the cold Easterly wind encouraged us to head downhill without delay.
Once back along the reservoir tracks we were sheltered from most of the bad weather and it was a pleasant stroll around Turton and Entwistle Reservoir. Alas there was plenty of evidence that some dog walkers here don't realise that the " Dog Poo Fairy" doesn't operate in this area and their little packages are left dangling from the branches of the trees where they left them!
Lunch was taken sitting on a broken wall by Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, not realising had we gone a hundred yards further on there would have been a nice park bench to sit on. We must remember should we repeat this walk in future.
The best of the birds were seen on Wayoh Reservoir, where a pair of Goldeneye toook top spot.
Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Common blackbird, Winter wren, Blue tit, Great tit, Dunnock, Black-headed gull, Canada goose, Great cormorant, Goosander, Mallard, Pochard, Great spotted woodpecker, Woodpigeon, Black-billed magpie, Common coot, Moorhen, Eurasian curlew and Goldeneye.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Dunham Arms at Dunham Hill, where Wychwood Hobgoblin went down well. As we were more than double the age of everyone else there and with under school age children running everywhere, I don't think we will be calling in again!

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