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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Garth and Felin Blwm Woods and maen Achwyfan 27th February 2014

A former wood, with trees now harvested, just after setting off North of from Whitford.
Surprisingly we are on the Coastal Path through small wood heading for Garth and Ffynnongroyw.
Roger's just checking!
A good display of Snowdrops in Coed felin Blwm, the best yet in 2014.
A restaurant that doesn't mind hoodies!
"I can still see you. Don't come any nearer to my babies!"
Walk stats: Distance: 8.7 miles. Climb: 1132'.
Time: 5 hours 5 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walking average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie, Celia, Tim and David S.
Another superb day for walking, it's a good job we didn't listen to any of the weather forecasts that all suggested rain between 11-00 and 15-00! In fact we had mainly blue skies and sunshine, although it did briefly cloud over at times.
 Considering the amount of rain and stormy weather we have had this month, challenges of muddy sections and fallen trees didn't disappoint, especially if you hadn't experienced such delights for some time!
 The highlights today were huge display of Snowdrops in Coed Felin Blwm and many lambs seen in the fields West of Garreg Farm. These were the first lambs seen on a walk this year. Celia also saw Celandine in flower too.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Mallard, Greylag goose, Common blackbird, Collared dove, woodpigeon, Blue tit, Great tit, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, House sparrow, Common pheasant, Common buzzard, Pied wagtail, Common starling, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Redwing, Fieldfare and Sparrowhawk.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed as ever at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn. The Lees bitter was superb, some of had more than one pint!

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