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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.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Craig Adwy-wynant, Nantclwyd Hall and More 8th august 2013

The start of the walk St. Elidan Church at Llanelidan.
The main naive in St. Elidan's church.
Lunch time on Craig Adwy-wynant.
The Clwydian Hills from our lunch spot.
Nantclwyd Hall from the grass landing strip.
Back at Llanelidan - the end of the walk!
Walk stast: Distance: 7.8 miles. Climb: 650'.
Time: 4 hours 49 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average:  1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia, Paul and Tim.
Overall this proved to be a very varied walk and just about perfect for the weather  conditions, warm and humid at times, pleasant sunshine at others and a delightful cool breeze at others. It was also varied in terms of terrain too, mainly on good paths, but a few that left their mark on our arms and legs as scratches or Nettle stings!
As usual we had lunch on the limestone crags of Craig Adwy-wynant and the Eyarth Nature Reserve, when the Sun was probably at its strongest!  This was a good area for butterflies too. Butterflies seen today included: Small white, Peacock, Meadow brown and Gatekeeper.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Woodpigeon, Common blackbird, House martin, Barn swallow, Carrion crow, Mute swan, Mallard and Common pheasant.
Flowers seen today included: White clover, Common tormentil, Red campion, Creeping thistle. Spear thistle, Meadow buttercup, Herb robert, Herb bennet, Rosebay willowherb, Red valerian, Dandelion, Common ragwort, Lesser stitchwort, Shepherd's purse, Daisy and Lesser burdock.
One or two Rabbits were seen as well as a dead Field mouse!
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Golden Cape in mold, where a a few of the Weetwood brews were enjoyed as well as one from the Purple Moose brewery. However Celia didn't approve as Wetherspoons, apparently has a zero hours employment policy for its employees!

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