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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.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Moel Arthur, Penycloddiau and Moel y Parc 28th February 2013

Snowdonia from the Northern slopes of Moel Arthur.
At the cairn in the centre of Moel Arthur.
Looking down the woodland track in Coed Llangwyfan.
At the cairn on Pennycloddiau.
A not so clear view of Snowdonia from Penyclodiau.
At the Moel y Parc cairn.
Sitting in stile after the final ascent!
Walk stats: Distance: 10.7 Miles. Climb: 1963'.
Time: 5 hours 53 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Phil, David S., and Wendy. (joined later by Sylvia and Dave J.
What a glorious day for walking this turned out to be. Bright and sunny, blue skies all day, and the wind was only slight.   An almost perfect Spring day to be out in the Clwydians, it really could have been a shorts day, especially after lunch. The only downside was the fact that the distant views weren't exactly crystal clear, but with the summits of Snowdonia peaking through the mist, it gives a different dimension to enjoy.
Lunch was taken just after descending from Penycloddiau, where we were entertained by one of the para-gliders, hoping for a stronger wind.
Just before getting back to the car, we met Dave and Sylvia, who had done their own walk in Coed Llangwyfan, and were lucky enough to see a party of Crossbills feeding at the top of the Fir trees.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn, where Hobson's Twisted Spires was the main brew sampled.

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