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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.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

A Loggerheads Round 16th January 2014

Setting off from Loggerheads towards Maeshafn.
Our first sighting of a Mosaic on the Denbighshire Trails.
A new view of Moel Famau.
Heading towards Colomendy Outdoor Centre on a new path (to us).
Another mosaic, depicting the search light in Liverpool, during the 2nd World War.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.2 miles. Climb: 1167'.
Time: 5 hours 36 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h. 
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie, Sue and Michel, and Phil.
We were pleasantly surprised today as the showery weather forecast didn't materialise, and we experienced no more than a few spots of rain, and most of those were within the last half a mile.
 We have done this walk several times before, so today we decided to vary the walk by taking a different path though Aberduna forest to Maeshafn. This proved to be a good choice and I am sure will be used in future when heading for Maeshafn from Loggerheads.
 Lunch was taken at Eryrys, where most of the group were able to take advantage of the seat in the bus shelter, a lunch spot chosen anticipating rain showers.
 On the return journey, we decided to miss out Deborah's Well and investigate another path to Loggerheads from Gwernymynydd  via the outdoor centre and the mosaic trail. This too was a good choice and gives us another good variation to the normal described route.
 We arrived back at the car, with surprisingly weary legs, but thankfully still dry, muddy boots excepted.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Great tit, Chaffinch, Common blackbird, European robin,Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, Redwing, Common pheasant, Raven and Common buzzard.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Golden Cape on Mold, where a Spitting Feathers brew was enjoyed by some.

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