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

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Llanfairfechan to Aber Ogwen 10th August 2013

A family of Mute swans on the boating lake at Llanfairfechan.
Panorama of coast soon after setting off.
Just a few of the hundreds of House sparrows seen here.
A Gatekeeper.
A speckled wood.
A ringed plover.
A few Oystercatchers roosting at high tide.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.1 miles. Climb: 100' at a guess (a wind assisted 385' on the GPS is a little in the high side.)
Time: 5 hours 28 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Roger.
The weather today was good, warm with a pleasantly cooling breeze that also assisted us on the the return journey.
This delightful coastal walk, was today a butterfly and birds day.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Barn swallow, House martin, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Raven, Black-headed gull, Herring gull, Lesser black-backed gull, Great black-backed gull, Black-billed magpie, Goldfinch, Lapwing, Shelduck, Mallard, Pied wagtail, Mute swan, Greylag goose, Canada goose, Eider duck, Little egret, Common tern, Grey heron, Great cormorant, Oystercatcher, Eurasian curlew and Ringed plover.
Lunch was again taken using the picnic tables at the Aber Ogwen car park area, and once again we saw over 60 mute swans on the water as high tide approached, as well as a group of about 6 Eider ducks (no males). A bonus too, was sampling Margaret's Lemon Drizzle cake, thanks Margaret.
Butterflies seen today included: Small white, Large white, Green veined white, Speckled wood, Gatekeeper, Peacock,  Red admiral and Tortoiseshell.
Flowers seen today included: Ragwort, Red clover, White clover, Butterfly bush, Red deadnettle, Creeping buttercup, Creeping thistle, Spear thistle, Bird's-foot trefoil, Common chickweedDandelion and Lesser burdock.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, as we listened to Mo moment of winning the World championship 10000m race.


Ryan Mottram said...


can you please tell me what the Ringed Numbers were on the white mute swan Darvic ring

Thanks Ryan

Harris Hikers said...

Sorry Ryan I don't have the Ring Numbers of the Mute swan, I only record the birds that I see and their locations.