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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, 31 October 2013

Mynydd-y-Gaer and Moelfre Isaf 31st October 2013

Our first view of Mynydd-y-Gaer.
Walking alongside the hillfort ramparts on Mynydd-y-Gaer.
All change in Coed Bron-haul!
Man's best friend - this one doesn't even leave nasty messages behind!
Spotted near the stile at the Western end of Coed Bron-haul.
Stepping out to get back on track!
At thr trig point on Moelfre Isaf.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.6 miles. Climb: 2169' (Wind assisted in places!).
Time: 5 hours 36 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, David S., Phil, Annie, Roger, Sue and Michel.
Overall this turned out to be a good day for walking, and only once did we all put on waterproofs, only for the shower to stop by the time that we were all kitted out! In the main we had plenty of warm sunshine, but on higher ground the wind was quite blustery.
 This was a good varied walk, although we did have difficulty locating one path East of Moelfre Isaf, so we won't attempt that short cut in the future. Although this was a relatively low level walk, we did get some superb views, both inland and towards the coast. At one point both the Little and Great Orme could be seen.
  Although this walk involved quite a bit more steady climbing than usual for a Thursday walk, exploring the beautiful countryside in this area always makes this a walk worth repeating.
 Perhaps our most unexpected sighting was three Fallow deer (a stag and 2 hinds) as we approached Coed Bron-haul.
Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow (at least 50 - Llannefydd must be a hot spot!), carrion crow, Jackdaw, Rook, Meadow pipit, Black-billed magpie, Woodpigeon,  Common buzzard, Mute swan and Mallard.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees bitter as usual was in great nick!.

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