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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, 12 September 2013

Owain Glyndwr's Mount, Moel Fferna and Nant Friddisel 12th September 2013

The view from Owain Glyndwr's Mount.
Spot the three that climbed to the top of Owain Glyndwr's Mount.
Just starting lunch at the cairn /shelter on Moel Fferna.
Well into lunch at the cairn /shelter on Moel Fferna.
The call of the Grouse was too much, so once again we didn't make it to the Pen y Grog quarry.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.4 miles. Climb: 1510'.
Time: 5 hours 12 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Fran, Phil, Roger, Annie H., Sue and Michel, Sue and Dave P.
With the prospect of a good warm and dry day, just two of the group believed the forecast and wore shorts, both were thankful that they did! My only regret was that I had taken my sun hat out of my rucksack and put a pair of mitts in their place!
This walk involved the most climbing for some time, but the ascent was taken on a route that never involved any really steep sections. We arrived at the summit of of Moel Fferna, as usual just in time for lunch. The views today were superb, particularly the Eglwyseg Escarpments, that looked quite stunning when the sun was shining on them.
 As it was so pleasant, we had a longer than usual lunch, just to enjoy the superb vista for a little longer.  As there was 9 of us, the last 6 pieces of fruit cake had to be made into 9, so most of the group had little more than a mouthful to celebrate visiting Moel Fferna on lovely day.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Red grouse, Kingfisher, Barn swallow, Goldfinch, Carrion crow, raven, Common buzzard, Meadow pipit, Blue tit, Goldfinch, Common pheasant, Woodpigeon and Wheatear.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Grouse Inn at Carrog, where we sat outside, enjoying a Lees bitter and being entertained by a dog racing up and down the river bank opposite, what it was chasing we will never know.

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