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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.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Cyrn-y-Brain and Coed Llandegla 12th June 2014

Setting off from the Ponderosa.
Is it really Summer?
On the right path to the radio mast.
David's Mistle Thrush.
Lunch time in Coed Llandegla.
At the Faraway signpost.
Distant views of Snowdonia.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.5 miles. Climb: 807'.
Time: 4 hours 28 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Annie, Tim, David S and Celia.
What a glorious day for walking this turned out to be, sunshine all day and occasionally a cooling breeze, especially as we walked through Coed Llandegla.
 At times the tracks through the moorland areas weren't easy to find, and we ended up shortening the walk by a couple of miles or so, but with the temperatures well above 20 Celsius, no-one minded that we finished the walk a little earlier.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Red Lion at Penyffordd, where some of enjoyed a pint of Doombar as we sat outside, some in the shade and some still wanting more Sun!
 We had good views whenever we found our self on open ground. The birds seen or heard today were only  few, but we did see for the first time on a walk a couple of Black grouse.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Wheatear, Meadow pipit, Winter wren, Chaffinch, Skylark, Common whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Mistle thrush and Black grouse.
 A good walk and once again we finished with clean boots!

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