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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, 20 July 2013

Morfa Conwy to Deganwy 20th July 2013

The start of the walk along the beach at Morfa Conwy.
Looking across the estuary towards Deganwy Castle.
A family of Mute swans i Conwy marina.
Looking back towards Conwy from the Deganwy side of the river.
A sheltered spot to enjoy a longer than usual lunch stop.
Muscle man (not quite!) on Conwy harbour.
The final break of a the day, enjoying an ice-cream at the Mulberry store.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.4 miles. Climb: 400'.
Time: 5 hours 29 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
With a hot dry day forecast, we would have been travelling light, except for the fact that we were both carry extra water to ensure that there was no chance of us dehydrating.
This was essentially a new walk for both of us, and we set off with the tide well in, but still able to walk along the beach all the way to the marina.  We had a very pleasant exploration of the area from Mulberry Inn along the coastal defences, past the school playing field and onto the path heading to Bodlondeb Wood. The harbour at Conwy was very busy, so we quickly crossed the bridge and headed to Deganwy, eventually arriving at our sheltered lunch spot just on the North side of Deganwy. 
On the way back we had another break on a bench adjacent to Bodlendeb and overlooking the estuary. Thankfully it was in the shade, as we rested for about ten minutes to catch up with the latest England v Australia cricket score.
Back at the marina we decided to have another ten minute break as we sat out side the Mulberry Store enjoying a Magnum Ice-cream.
We arrived back at the car, having had a good ten mile walk, looking forward to a refreshing pint of Lees at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Pied wagtail, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Herring gull, Black-headed gull, Common sandpiper, Shelduck, Lesser black-backed gull, Great cormorant, Black-headed gull, Little egret, grey heron, Oystercatcher and Mute swan.
Flowers seen today included: Rosebay willowherb, Common mallow, Bramble, Dog rose, Butterfly  bush, Sea mayweed, Pyramidal orchid, Vommon vetch, Red clover, Viper's bugloss,Field scorboius,  Thrift, Creeping thistle, Spear thistle, Brassica?  and several more yet to be identified.

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