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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.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Penycloddiau 22nd March 2014

At the cairn on Penycloddiau.
The Vale of Clwyd with Snowdonia in the distance.
Lamb on the slopes below Penycloddiau.
"I'm watching you!"
Heading back up the higher forest track from Llangwyfan to the car park.
Walk stats: Distance: 5.1 miles. Climb: 1027' (wind assisted GPS reading), probably nearer 700'.
Time: 2 hours 19 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2. m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Dave P., Fran, Wendy and Nigel Taylor (on his first walk this year).
Despite the very iffy forecast, we ended up with two hours of Sunshine and only a strong wind to contend with as we crossed the top of Penycloddiau.
 In fact during the final approach to the car park on the Llangwyfan path, we had to stop to remove some of our outer garments as we were too warm!
 Distant views were good with many of the Snowdonia peaks with more snow than a week ago.
 Birds seen an heard today included: Carrion crow, Raven, Meadow pipit, European robin, Common buzzard, Blue tit, Great tit, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Treecreeper and Mistle thrush.
 Just after leaving the car park on the way to the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, it started to rain. How blessed we were to have had a very pleasant afternoon stroll in this superb section of the Clwydian Hills between showers.
 As ever the Lees bitter at the Britannia Inn went down well.

1 comment:

Nigel said...

What a great walk and great company. I must try to do a longer walk soon.

The Lees bitter was just superb after the walk.

Thanks for organising it Martyn.

Nigel