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, 30 January 2014

A Walk From the Boat House and More 30th January 2014

Normally I start by posts photos on the walk that we have just done, but today I  felt must start by saying thank you to everyone for the above card and your comments as well as the generous gift that gave me too.
As a point of interest, the walk this Saturday is the Lledre valley which is shown on the picture.
Back to the normal routine with pictures linked to the walk:
Not lunch time, but late elevenses, just for a drink.
setting off from Neston Quay, but not for long!
The Little egret, for some the bird of the day. This one seen at Parkgate.
Waiting for the first course at the Boat House, Parkgate.
"You can't be serious?"
Still being patient!
"It's that way"
Walk stats: Distance: 6.8 miles/ Climb: 155'.
Time: 2 hours 55 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.7 m.p.h Overall walk average: 2.3 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Phil, Roger, Carol, Tim,, Annie, David S., Paul, Wendy, Ian, Sue Pelissier, Michel, Sue Pearson, Dave P., Celia, Margaret,Sheila, Gordon, Dave J. and  Sylvia.
15 of the group set off, hoping to see the supposedly high tide get quite close in at Parkgate, alas it didn't get that close. Nevertheless we did see a couple of Hen harriers (ring tails) as we set off past the golf course.
 The weather was kind, it didn't feel as cold as the forecast feel of -1 Celsius, and the possible showers never materialised.
 We stopped for a drinks break at Neston Quay, where we could take advantage of suitable stone walls to sit on and wonder why at least four people were walking quite far out on the marsh, presumably they were wildfowlers on a duck count.
 The birds seen or heard today included: Hen harrier, Lapwing, Black-headed gull, Eurasian curlew, Pied wagtail, Linnet, Blue tit, Great tit, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Long-tailed tit, European robin, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Little egret, Mallard, Black-billed magpie, Woodpigeon, Common blackbird and Winter wren (seen by Carol as we waited for lunch at the Boat House).
 Most of the group enjoyed their choice of meal, as did I, but I must admit the vegetable burritos looked superb! The service received was excellent.
 Trappers Hat was the beer of choice, it's always good to support a local brewery (Brimstage)

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