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, 2 November 2013

Llangernyw and More 2nd November 2013

St. Digain's Church - the start of the walk.
Part of the terrace through the Hafodunos Estate.
The waterfall on the Hafodunos Estate.
The road to Llangeryw - blue skies again!
A promise of better weather to come!
Nearly there - honestly!

At last back at Llamgernyw!
Walk stats: distance: 9.5 m.p.h. Climb: 2028' (wind assisted at times!).
On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Roger.
The weather forecast today was promising, lots of sunshine until about 2 and then showers. Alas they got the timing wrong, we had 1 hours of rain followed by sunshine and many showers, including thunder and lightening and hail. In Celia's terms it would have been "I wish I'd stayed in bed!"
 Several times during the described part of the walk, we contemplated stopping once we returned near Llangernyw, but we really knew this wasn't an option, Margaret was making the mince meat ready for the mince pies, and Roger was better out walking until at least it was time to wash up!
 Having said that this proved to be a good walk, and one that must be repeated on a warm dry day in the Summer.
 This is a beautiful area of undulating countryside, much of it along the Afon Elwy, with superb views along the valleys.
 The extensions involved footpaths that weren't always obvious, but on one occasion we a help from both the farmer and his wife on where the path went from their farm.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Wood nuthatch, Rook, Jackdaw, Collared dove, Carrion crow, Grey heron, Raven, Goosander, Blue tit, Common blackbird, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, Redwing, Common starling and European robin.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Stag Inn at Llangernyw, where the Conwy Brewery's Autumn Red went down well. This hostelry has much to off in terms of character and at this time of the year, the welcoming roaring fire!

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