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.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Llansannan and Around Mynydd Tryfan 21st November 2013

Llansannan church.
A view from just South of Bwrdd Arthur.
Waiting for Celia.
Nearly back on track!
Mynydd Tryfan from the road on the West side of the hill.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.3 miles. Climb: 1269'.
Time: 5 hours 7 minutes. On the move waking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil, Tim, Celia and David S.
Once again this turned out to be a good day for walking, a little on the cool side, but after an early scare of a five minute , the weather was fine.
 The first part of the walk went well and route finding was relatively easy, but trying to find our route on the new part of the walk proved much more challenging, especially when paths on the OS maps seemed to be incorrect, and access gates were locked. 
  However some of the scenery seen from the East side of Mynydd Tryfan was superb, and well worth taking the path across Bwrdd Arthur.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Great tit, Wood nuthatch, Meadow pipit, Goldfinch, Common blackbird, House sparrow, Common starling, Fieldfare, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Raven and a Red kite.
 Once again we saw a Brown hare racing across the field away from us.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn. Once again the Lees bitter was on form.
 This post was posted a little later than usual as Chester was grid-locked and I didn't get in until after 18-00, and I decided that feeding the washing machine and getting my evening meal ready had greater priority!

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