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, 21 April 2013

Pandy Tudur and Gwytherin 20th April 2013

The bridleway leading West from Pandy Tudur.
Moel Siabod,  the first of the Snowdonia peaks to come into view.
The Snowdon Horseshoe.
Snowdonia peaks.
The moorland section of the walk.
In the village of  Gwytherin.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.6 miles. Climb:1390'.
Time: 5 hours 1 minute. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike, Paul and Celia.
Our only problem today was getting to the start in Pandy Tudur, as the road we wanted to use was closed to traffic just before our destination, so Mike had to show his reversing skills as we met other cars on the single track roads that we were diverted along.
The weather today was just about perfect for walking, bright and sunny and occasionally a gentle but cool wind, but that didn't stop us all donning our shorts for the occasion!
The views of Snowdonia were quite stunning, especially the Snowdon Horseshoe, Tyfan and the Glyders.
Birds seen and heard today were also good and included: Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Barn swallow, House martin, House sparrow, Blue tit, Great tit, Common blackbird, Jackdaw, Rook, Chaffinch, Coal tit, Eurasian curlew, Wheatear, Lapwing, Common buzzard, Ring ouzel, Pied wagtail, Winter wren, Dunnock,  Skylark and Golden plover.
It was good to see bees flying too, as well as other potentially biting insects!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where it was good to be back sampling the Lees bitter once more.
An excellent walk, one to be repeated, maybe at a time a little later in the year.

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