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, 7 December 2013

Wybunbury and More 7th December 2013

Is it a Redwing or Fieldfare? Redwing I think!
Who are those funny people?
Passing one of the many pretentious houses - this one had a full size snooker room!
Wybunbury Church tower.
Walk stats: Distance: 12.1 miles. Climb: 509'.
Time: 6 hours 0 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia, Mike and Vicky Clarke.
This was another great day for walking, largely sunny, little wind and pleasantly warm for December.
 It couldn't really be described as being an inspirational walk, but it was mainly a pleasant walk through this part of agricultural Cheshire with the occasional mud challenge!
  The surprise of the day was suddenly to find ourselves going across a golf course, with not much guidance to exactly where the path went, except for a warning bell when we got half-way across.
  We had lunch just before heading to Whittaker's Green Farm, and were able to sit in shirt sleeves or at least without being wrapped up in several layer!
 At Wrinehill Road / Cobb's Lane junction, Celia decided that sh would take the shorter more direct route to he car (Red Lion), whilst the rest of us headed up Cobb's Lane.  
 After skillfully negotiating a particularly muddy section, only to find that we needn't have done so, we decided to take a different route back to Wybunbury and headed directly for the church tower.
 We arrived back at th car to find Celia sitting on a bench, having had a warming cup of tea in the Red Lion.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, European robin, Common blackbird, Grey heron, Redwing, Fieldfare, Mallard, Tufted duck, Dunnock, Black-headed gull, Common buzzard, Carrion crow, Canada goose, Jackdaw and Goldfinch (Celia's spot!).
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Tollmarche Arms, Alpraham. Alas it wa another Robbies pub, so one drink of Blonde was sufficient and I didn't have a carry out!

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