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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Thursday, 10 October 2013

St. Cwyfan's Trail and More 10th October 2013

Blue skies not long after we set off.
Marching out of the wood, but where's Roger?
"Well it was like this ......"
Inside St. Cwyfan's Church.
Our final view of the Clwydian Hills.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.2 miles. Climb: 920'.
Time: 5 hours 23 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie, sue Pelissier, Celia, Wendy, David S., Tim and Paul.
A perfect day for walking, not too hot or too cold, dry and plenty of sunshine. If it wasn't for the fact that I always change my shirt for lunch, it would have been a one shirt, one hanky walk!
  It was the first time that we have been able to see inside St. Cwyfan's Church and what a lovely little church it was, and the outside had been beautifully renovated. It's so good to see churches like this being cared for and still having regular services.
Overall this was a delightful walk in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd, with varying views of the Clwydians, the Vale of Clwyd towards Denbigh and Snowdonia in the distance.
  No real problems today, except for the occasional dodgy stile, but they were much better than some we have experienced recently!
 Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion crow, Common gull, European robin, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Yellowhammer, Common buzzard, Woodpigeon, Collared dove and Fieldfare.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed by just four of us today, a pity as the Lees bitter at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn tasted particularly good!

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