About Me

When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Prestatyn to Talacre Lighthouse 6th July 2013

Talacre Lighthouse.
Talacre Lighthouse from Gronant Sand Dunes.
Walk Stats: Distance: 7.8 miles. Climb:Not a lot!
Time: 3 hours 16 minutes. Overall Walk Average: 2.3 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
The original plan was to walk from Talacre through the Warren Nature Reserve and to return along the beach, las we didn't take into account that on hot Summer days like this other people would think so too, and they got there before us. Nowhere to park, not even on the beach / sand dunes car park either. After testing Mike's driving skills and patience, we eventually managed to get out of the car park and headed to Prestatyn's Barkby Beach car park.
We set off from Prestayn with pleasant gentle stroll through the golf course to Presthaven Sands Holiday Park, where we joined the beach and walked along the sand as far as the Lighthouse. I don't think I have ever seen so many people on the sands here, but the sea was still quite a way out, so not many people had ventured for a paddle or more, and we weren't tempted.
After visiting the Gronant Little tern colony we had a pleasant stroll on the beach all the way back to Barkby Beach.
Birds seen or heard today included: Barn swallow, House martin, Woodpigeon, Common  Blackbird, Mallard, Goldfinch, House sparrow, Little tern, Skylark, Herring gull, Black-headed gull, Great black-backed gull, Carrion crow, Oystercatcher, Sedge warbler, European robin, House sparrow and Great cormorant.
There were plenty of Pyramidal orchids still out near Presthaven Sands Other flowers included: Sea campion, Daisy, Wild thyme, Yellow iris, White clover, Bird's foot trefoil, Large bindweed and Common mallow.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where thankfully between us managed to scrape enough money for a couple of refreshing Lees bitter.
A superb walk without any stiles, on a glorious sunny day, but not too hot and a pint of Lees bitter at the end - just what I needed!

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