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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, 22 August 2013

The Little Orme and Coed Gaer 22nd August 2013

Looking East from the Little Orme towards Rhos-on-Sea.
 On the West side of the Little Orme.
At the trig point on the Little Orme.
Looking down towards the disused quarries on the North east side of the Little Orme.
Lunch time on Mynydd Pant.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.6 miles. Climb: 1136'.
Time: 4 hours 41 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Paul, Celia, Wendy and David S.
This turned out to be a much warmer day than the we were expecting, and much more sunshine too, so we ended up frequently stopping to look at flowers, butterflies and even the view! As ever this was a delightful and varied walk.
Lunch was taken as usual on the limestone outcrop on Mynydd Pant, giving us fine views towards Moel Siabod and Snowdonia and also across the bay to the Great Orme.
Birds seen or heard today include: Herring gull, Great cormorant, Carrion crow, Rook, Common kestrel, Raven, Meadow pipit, Barn swallow, Blue tit and Common blackbird.
Butterflies seen today included: Small white, Large white and Gatekeeper.
Flowers seen today included: Harebell, Gorse, Rock rose, Herb robert, Common daisy, Meadow buttercup, Red valerian, Common mallow, Field bindweed, Yarrow, Self-heal, Common ragwort and Bird's foot trefoil.
After walk drinks were enjoyed (except for Paul who had to dash off to get back for a family birthday party) at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn.

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