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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, 27 April 2013

Around Bosley Cloud 27th April 2013

St. Mary's church, Bosley.
Our first view of "The Cloud".
Who took this photo?
At the trig point on "The Cloud".
Heading through the woods on Cloud Side.
A Song thrush on Gooseberryhole Lane.
Just one little duckling.
Macclesfield Canal pointing towards Croker Hill / Sutton Common.
Stats: Distance: 9.0 miles. Climb: 1026'.
Time: 4 hours 50 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walking average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
A mixed bag of weather today, from sunshine to rain and even hail at one point. Thankfully it was mainly dry, although we did have to use our waterproofs for short periods and at time the wind was on the cool side to say the least.
This proved to be quite a varied walk, and to my surprise the route up to the trig point involved a bit of a scramble too!
Chiffchaffs seemed to be everywhere, but the highlight of the day was hearing our first Cuckoo of the year.
Lunch was taken, not long after joining the towpath on the Macclesfield Canal, where we were lucky to find a section of a tree trunk to sit on, as we basked in the sunshine as we dined!
Birds seen or heard today included: Mallard, Chaffinch. Chiffhaff, Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Barn swallow, Rook, Carrion crow, Cuckoo, Willow warbler, Common pheasant, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Meadow pipit and House sparrow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Farmers Arms at Kelsall, where Weetwood Best went down well. It was good to see the Farmers open again and with a fairly full car park and  and the most number of customers that we have seen for quite some time.
A good day, made even better when Liverpool won 6-0 away from home and without Suarez!

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