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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.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Walks and Dates October 2013

Thursday 3rd October 2013.
Holywell Common, Racecourse, Pantasaph and Pen-y-Ball.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb:950'.
Start: Crooked Horn Inn, Brynford (Park near to sign) Grid ref:SJ186741.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
Another two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Holywell and Halkyn Mountain". This walk was last done in  2011. Always a good walk, if you try to forget that climb up the road to the Pen-y-Ball Monument!
Saturday 5th October 2013. 
Old Highways South of Druid. 
Distance: 8 - 10 miles. Climb: 1000'.
Start: Layby on A549, 1 mile West of its junction with A5 and East of Glas-yr-Afon, Glass Bloberry. Grid ref: SJ02974261.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m. (8-30 a.m. by negotiation)
This walk is taken from R.J.A. Dutton's book "Hidden Highways of North Wales". It explores a  Roman road, a hill fort, a Medieval road and an old coach road. The extension explores roads and byways North of Glan-yr-Afon. Includes Ty-tan-y-dderwyn, Cefn-eithin and Llwyn-ithel.
Thursday 10th October 2013.
St. Cwyfan's Trail and More.
Distance: 9-10 miles. The main part of the walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Clwydian Hills
Start: Roadside parking in Llandyrnog on the Llangynhafal road (Gladstone Terrace) . Park on the wider part of the road after Nant Glyd. Grid ref: SJ109650.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
The main part of the walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Clwydian Hills" and the extension is around the lower slopes of  Penycoddiau along the Clwydian Way.
It is described as a delightful walk in the countryside North of Llandyrnog and visits the smallest church in the Vale of Clwyd.
Saturday 12th October 2013.
Gawsworth Hall, North Rode and More.
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb: 800'.
Start: Lay-by on the A523, South of its junction with the A54. Grid ref: SJ917657.
Leave Chester at 08-30.
The main part of the walk is taken from the Pathfinders Guide to Cheshire. It is described as a walk exploring the Cheshire Landscape at its most typical. The walk starts at Gawthorpe, but we will start just outside Bosley.  We will link up with the walk on the way to North Rode, using mainly field paths and a short section along the A54.
Thursday 17th October 2013.
Gop Hill, Golden Grove and Sea Views.
Distance: 9 miles. Climb: 1300'.
Start: High Street Car Park in Trelawnyd. Turn right off the A5151 in the centre of the village. Grid ref: SJ090798.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.
This walk combines one walks from Dave Berry's book "More Walks in the Clwydian Hills" with a walk from Bob Harris's book "Walks in Ancient Wales". One walk is described as an exhilarating walk with breathtaking contrasting views and the other visits the ancient sites, including the cairn on Gop Hill. This is another walk that we last did in October 2011.
Saturday 19th October 2013. 
Cwm Penanner.
Distance: 10 - 11 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Off road parking at the crossroads above Cwm Penanner Grid ref: SH918480. To get to the start, From Glasfryn on the A5, take the road South opposite a pottery. Follow the road steadily uphill until you reach a crossroads signposted Bala, Cerrigydrudion, Baen Cwm and Glasfryn. There is off road parking at this crossroads.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m. (8-30 a.m. by negotiation).
The main walk is taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks in the Hidden Heart Of North Wales". It is described as a walk exploring the little known area of upland pastures and the hidden attractive valley of Cwm Penanner. It includes excellent ever changing views. The extension explores more of small hills South of the valley.
Thursday 24th October 2013.
Cwm Conwy, Moel Y Gaer and Moel y Crio.
Distance:10 miles. Climb: 1200'.
Start: Rhosesmor. Parking area next to the children's play area. Grid ref:SJ214684.
Leave Chester at 9-00 a.m.This walk combines two walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Holywell and Halkyn Mountain".  The Cwm Conwy walk is one of my favourite walks in the Halkyn area at any time of the year. The Moel-y-Crio will use only part of second walk, so we will have to take care that we are vigilant after going through Moel-y-Crio, otherwise we will be extending the walk more than we want to!
Saturday 26th October 2013. 
Gwydir Forest From Llanwrst. - Postponed.
Distance: 9 miles. Climb: 1200'.
Start: Llanrwst car park, behind library and PC. Grid ref: SH796616.
Leave Chester at 08-00 a.m. (8-30 a.m. by negotiation).
This walk is taken from Carl Roger's book "Walking in the Conwy Valley. It is described as a moderately strenuous walk with some sustained ascents, mainly on good forest tracks. it explores the Eastern section of Gwydir Forest with its numerous lakes.
Thursday 31st October 2013.
Llanefydd, Moel y Gaer and Moelfre Isaf.
Distance: 9-10 miles;Climb: 1700'.
Start: Car park by the village hall in Llanefydd, opposite the Buck Inn. Grid ref:SH982706.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk is taken from Lorna Jenner's book "Walking in the Vale of Clwyd and the Denbigh Moors", and is a walk that we really enjoyed the first time that we did it. This is a refreshing walk over Moel y Gaer, the site of an Iron Age hill fort. Again we will extend the walk to include Moelfre Isaf.


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