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.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Around Llyn Aled Isaf 15th August 2013

Setting off across the moors from Llyn Aled.
Lunchtime, Roger nearly smiling!
On the road back to the car.
If you could see Roger's face now, I bet he'd be smiling!
The unexpected valley and waterfall at the Northern end of Llyn Aled Isaf.
Walk stats: distance: 8.7 miles. Climb: 1100' (probably a little on the high side).
Time: 4 hours 13 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.1 m.p.h.
On a good day this is a superb walk, but weather wise, this wasn't one of them! Heading across the moors, we didn't know whether we were in light rain or just in the cloud, but not enough to really wet you, in fact I didn't put my waterproof jacket on until after lunch!
 The trek across the moors could be described a bit of bog trotting, and after Roger had introduced one of his feet to peaty water, he mentioned that this was one of those days when you you shouldn't have got out of the car and he didn't have any of Margaret's cake to make him feel better!
 Things did get better, it wasn't raining when we had lunch on the roadside near some sheepfolds and protected from the cool wind by a derelict building.
 However on reaching the road that led back to the car, I didn't even bother asking does anyone want to take the extension paths across the moors!
 Birds seen or heard today were very few, but included: Common buzzard, Barn swallow, Meadow pipit, Pied wagtail, Goldfinch, Skylark, Lapwing and Eurasian curlew.
 Flowers seen today included: Tormentil, Bell heather, Common heather, Foxglove, Marsh thistle, Spear thistle, White clover, Creeping thistle, Cotton grass and Gorse.
 A few Small white butterflies and a few dead Common frogs on the road!
  After walk drinks were enjoyed, as usual,  at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn.

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