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, 11 January 2014

Mynydd Garthmyn and more 11th January 2014

On top of the world!
On the summit of Mynydd Garthmyn.
panorama from Mynydd Garthmyn, looking towards Snowdonia.
Moel Siabod from our lunch spot near Capel Garmon burial chamber.
Panorama from Capel Garmon burial chamber.
Part of the cascading Afon Conwy.
The Moon above.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.9 miles. Climb: 1611'.
Time 6 hours 8 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Roger.
This was a glorious day for walking, almost wall to wall blue sky, pleasantly warm Sunshine and very little wind. This truly could have been a shorts day (for some), but at least there was no need to wear a fleece/jacket (for some)!
 The views today were superb, especially when the snow covered peaks of Northern Snowdonia came in to view.
 Roger was so keen o get to the lunch spot that at one point he ran down hill so fast (reaching over 8 m.p.h.), it was almost like a "Compo" scene on "Last of the Summer Wine"!
 Lunch was taken near the Capel Garmon burial chamber site, where we sat enjoying the warm sunshine on our backs, with glorious views towards Moel Siabod and the high peaks of Snowdonia.
 One or two sections of the walk were a little steeper than our more recent walks and the last descent towards Betws-y-Coed took its toll on our knees, and we were grateful to get back to the car and be able to sit down and take the weight off our feet.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Chaffinch, European robin, Common blackbird, Jackdaw, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, Common buzzard, Common snipe, Carrion crow, Wood nuthatch, Meadow pipit, Dunnock and Fieldfare.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn, where the Lees bitter was back on and was in good nick!

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