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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.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Around the Great Orme 28th December 2013

Feral goats on the West side of the Great Orme.
Pipit on a wall on the west Shore.
On the footpath above the Marine Drive toll road - West Shore.
Fulmar on nest sites already!
Panorama of Llandudno pier and the Little Orme.
Heading down the Monks path to the West Shore.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.7 miles. Climb: 1000'.
4 hours 41 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Roger.
Largely blue skies and sunshine all day and strong breeze at times, this turned out to be a good day for walking, especially when you think about the gale force wind and rain we had earlier in the week.
 This proved to be a popular choice everyone, with lots of cyclist and cars  as well as walkers on the Marine Drive. Even on the "more remote" parts of the Great Orme we saw lots of walkers.
 Lunch was taken in a shelter in Happy Valley.
 Mike made a solo ascent to the trig point on the Great Orme and later joined sherpas that had contoured around the summit along the road, before heading off across the limestone plateau.
 Not many birds seen or heard today, but they included: Jackdaw, Common gull, Herring gull, Great black-backed gull, Pied wagtail, Meadow pipit, Red-billed chough, Raven, Oystercatcher and Carrion crow.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn despite the fact that the ambient temperature was on the cool side.



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