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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, 17 October 2013

Gop Hill, Marian Mill and Golden Groves 17th October 2013

At the cairn on Gop Hill.
Some of the caves below Gop Hill.
At the view point, looking towards the coast, a good spot for lunch, but it's too early!

Marian Mill - well what is left.
A final view of Gop Hill.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.4 miles. Climb: 1362'.
Time: 6 hours 17 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, David S., Annie, Wendy, Sue and Dave P.
This turned out to be a glorious day for walking, lots of sunshine, pleasantly warm and the occasional cooling breeze. This turned out to be quite a varied walk and seemed a lot more up and down than I remembered, and we arrived back at the car with legs that felt that they had done more work than the measured mileage!
As we arrived at our usual lunch spot a little early, we ended up having lunch just below St Elmo's Summer house, basking in the Sun and being entertained by a pair of Ravens as they flew overheard.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Greenfinch, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, European robin, Woodpigeon, Common blackbird, Common gull, House sparrow, Mallard and Common pheasant.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down as did the tea.

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