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, 31 May 2014

Around Holy Island 31st May 2014

The start of the walk at the old harbour at Holyhead.
The coast looking South across Porth Dafarch.
Looking towards South Stack from our lunch spot.
Not the clearest of photos, but at least you can tell it's a Red-billed chough.
The Coastal Path as we head towards Holyhead Harbour.
Observing Dodd's 1st Rule of Walking!
Walk stats: Distance: 12.2 miles. Climb: 1292'.
Time: 7 hours 22 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Grandad Mike.
A little dull to start with, but by lunchtime it turned in to a glorious day for walking, and with so many flowers to look at and birds to see and listen to, this was a walk not to be rushed!
 Once again we decided to get the worst part of the walk over, weaved our way through the Holyhead streets to the coast  at Port y Corwgi.
 Walking along the coast is always delightful, and especially so today we so much to see. The number of flowers seen to day included: Sheep's bit scabious, Squill, Meadow buttercup, Creeping buttercup, Daisy, Dandelion, Ragged robin, Sea campion, Red campion, Red valerian, Crane's bill, Sea mayweed, Thrift, Yellow rattle, Foxglove and many more that I've have forgotten.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Herring gull, House sparrow, Common buzzard, Barn swallow, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Raven, Stonechat, Meadow pipit, Skylark, Oystercatcher, Red billed chough, Razorbill, Guillemot, Meadow pipit, Winter wren, Red breasted merganser, Linnet, Great cormorant and Common blackbird.
 A long walk, but a great day out.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn, Pentre Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down well and Celia enjoyed her tea and crisps.

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