About Me

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.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Cwm Penanner and More 19th October 2013

The way ahead from The Lodge to the transmitter mast.
The view as we headed for Cwm Penanner.
Tai-ucha'n cwm, with its lion and 1720 datestone.
"I'm a ...., get me out of here!"
A panoramic view from Moel y Gydros to Cwm Penanner.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.1 miles. Climb: 903'.
Time: 5 hours 12 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walking average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger and Celia.
Optimistically we set off, hoping that the forecast was right and all we would get is is the occasional spotty shower. Well we did get one, but it was a little more than a shower and lasted for most of the last couple of miles back to the car.
 The start of the walk was delightful, giving us superb views in all directions. Although the views towards Snowdonia weren't particularly clear today, I'm sure that this part of the walk will be repeated.
 After we had reached Ty Mawr Cwm, we headed East along Cwem Penanner, once more giving us delightful views along the valley, but alas the very boggy conditions underfoot will probably mean that this section of the walk not be repeated. A similar section East of Moel Cwm-main brought us to a similar conclusion. Having crossed the Norther slopes of Moel Lechwedd-figyn, we dropped onto a track and our spirits lifted, as the way ahead was now clear.
 On reaching the road into Ty Mawr Cwm, the heavens opened, and it was a unanimous decision to return directly back to the car, leaving the Western half of the described walk to be completed next time.
 Arriving back to the car, the rain suddenly became torrential, so much so that we didn't have time to take our boots off, before jumping into the car, leaving some of our gear outside. After a while Roger volunteered to get more wet and put all the gear in the boot, so that we could head for home.
 As getting warm and dry was our main objective, especially for Roger, we missed out our usual after walk drink and headed straight home.
 Washing machine already on the go, I can think about getting my dinner ready, and possibly having a glass of wine!
 Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Common pheasant,Wheatear, House sparrow, Fieldfare, Common buzzard, Chaffinch, Meadow pipit, Jackdaw, Blue tit, Lesser black-backed gull Common blackbird, Common snipe, Raven and Hen harrier.

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