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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

Thursday, 19 September 2013

A Pentrecelyn Walk in the Clwydians 19th September 2013

A promise of better weather to come.
"Oh no, we've lost Roger"
The path along Boncyn y Waen-grogen.
Waiting for a view on Moel y Plas.
At the cairn on Moel y Plas.
Setting of after lunch on the Boncyn Banhadlan on the East side of Mol Llanfair.
Is this one of the sculptures on the Art Trail?
The Clwydian Hills the East side of Coed Henblas near Graigfechan.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.6 miles. Climb: 2000' (probably a little on the high side).
Time: 5 hours 1 minute. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h. (we must have had too long for lunch!).
Group: Martyn, David S., Phil, Annie H., Roger, Sue and Michel.
Showers in the morning and good after lunch were on the forecast, so we set off with waterproofs on. In reality we only really needed them for about half an hour as we approached Moel y Plas, where visibility was so poor, that only three actually went to the cairn, and one only went to retrieve the others!
 Lunch time on the East side of Moel Llanfair was the turning point, and the Sun came out, the waterproofs came off and we could bask in the warm Sunshine as we ate our lunch.
  On our return route from, we decided to explore a few new (to us) paths that headed for Llwyn Sinnet and eventually down to Graig before going into Coed Henblas.
  Knowing my keen interest in ornithology as Roger and I  were approaching the track above Tyddyn Ucha, Michel shouts "is that a pair of Blue tits?" It wasn't until I looked through my monocular in the direction he was pointing, that I realised what he meant!
  We assume it was one of the pieces being displayed as part of the "Art Trail", signposted on the road as we headed towards Mold.
Despite the overgrown path along the East side of Coed Henblas, we eventually reached the main track and a gentle stroll back to the car.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Carrion crow, Raven, Common snipe, Barn swallow, Meadow pipit, House sparrow, Woodpigeon and Wheatear.
 Overall a good walk, ans one that will be repeated in the future, hopefully on a day when we get a better view from Moel Llanfair.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Gold Cape in Mold, where a brew from Purple Moose went down well.

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