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

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Bryn Pydew, Coed Brungarth and Gloddaeth Hall 5th September 2013

An interesting fungus on Hazel.
At the Bryn Pydew Obelisk.
A men's only walk, but who took the photo?
The Conwy Valley from the road South of Bryn Pydew.
The Bryn Pydew Obelisk, from the road South of Bryn Pydew.
A Ladies only walk.
Not really, one of them took the photo at the obelisk.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.1 m.p.h. Climb: 1047'.
Time: 4 hours 43 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Wendy, Celia, Fran, Annie H., Roger, Sue and Michel.
The weather today, was a little on the damp side, not quite rain, but still feeling wet. Thankfully it wasn't cold and and the wak did finish with the Sun doing its best to shine! 
 Our first objective was to visit the Bryn Pydew Obelisk, that gave us "superb" views towards Conwy castle and the Conwy Valley.
 Lunch was taken on edge of Coed Brungarth taking advantage of a few convenient stones to sit on and the trees to shelter from the "rain".
 We didn't get any views until much later, when we could see the windmills off Abergele as we approached the woods East of Gloddaeth Hall, and then had glimpses of the Great Orme as we passed the West side of St. David's College.
 Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Blue tit, Woodpigeon, Common buzzard, Dunnock, Eurasian jay, Barn swallow Goldfinch, Grey heron and House sparrow.
 Flowers seen today included: Red clover, White clover, Creeping buttercup, Common dandelion, Harebell, Rock rose, Hedge bindweed, Great willowherb, Lord's and Ladies, Common mallow, Small scabious and more that may be added later.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter was in agreeably good nick!

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