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.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Moel y Parc and Penycloddiau from Aberwheeler 2nd February 2013

It must be Summer, Mike's taking his fleece off!
At the summit cairn on Moel y Parc.
Mike at the new cairn on Penycloddiau.
Dave's house, finally completed. Taken from Llangwyfan Forest.
Denbigh below with Snowdonia  in the distance.
Walk stats: Distance: 11.0 miles. Climb: 1879'.
Time: 5 hours 53 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
This was another glorious day for walking, dry and largely Sunny, a little on the cool side whenever the Sun disappeared behind cloud.
The views were good, but hazy in the distance, but the Vale of Clwyd was much clearer than on Thursday (28th February 2013).
The route from Moel y Parc and Penycloddiau as well as the contouring track on the West side of Penycloddiau was popular with other walkers too.  I don't think I've seen so many walkers and their dogs on this section of Offa's Dyke before.
Lunch was taken on the Southern slopes of Peycloddiau, a leisurely half an hour in the Sun, before setting off for our stroll back to Aberwheeler.
Birds seen or heard today included: Rook, Jackdaw, Carion crow, Ravn, Blue tit, Great tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, European robin, House sparrow, Dunnock, Common buzzard and Crossbill.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell in Halkyn, where Blue Bell Bitter and Dark Blue were sampled (beers brewed by Facers for the Blue Bell.  A good choice of beers and ciders, but we'll probably go back to the Brit next time!

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