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, 16 November 2013

Around Llyn Brenig 16th November 2013

Panorama from the dam on Llyn Brenig.
Llyn Brenig from the North, slightly South east from Mae- Llwyd
At our lunch spot on the new Clwydian Way footpath, North of Llyn Brenig.
Pont Brenig, waiting for the rest of the group returning from their search for "happy trees"!
Larches showing Autumnal colours.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.4 miles. Climb: 500'.
Time: 4 hours 14 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.8 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia, Roger and Mike.
 This proved to be another good day for walking, not much Sun, only occasional breeze, with good paths that meant that we had clean boots at the end of the walk.
 The views today were superb, especially along the reservoir from both the North and the South. The surprise today, was to find that the usually very boggy section of the path had been converted into superb slate chipped path, good enough to push a wheelchair along. a new path around the Nature Reserve had also been created, something that we must explore some time in the future.
 The birds today were few and far between, but we did a few displays by the local Ravens. Other birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Blue tit, Stonechat, Great cormorant, Black-headed gull, Lesser  black-backed gull, Carrion crow, Winter wren, Meadow pipit and Common blackbird.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn, where Celia enjoyed her tea for the second time in 3 days, Roger enjoyed his orange squash as he watched Wales win in the rugby, and the rest of us appreciated the Lees bitter!

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