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, 14 June 2014

Prestatyn to Talacre and Back 14th June 2014

Point of Ayr Lighthouse - approaching high tide.
Sue and dave on the beach at Talacre.
Heading through the sand dunes back to Prestatyn.
Pyramidal orchids along the path North of Prestatyn Golf Course.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.6 miles. Climb: 207'.
Time: 4 hours 15 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.6 m.p.h. Overall walking average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike, Celia, Sue and Dave P.
This was another bright and Sunny day, especially up to lunch time. In fact at times it felt a little too warm for comfort and despite being by the sea we didn't get much of a breeze to cool us.
 The tide was coming in as we got nearer to the lighthouse and was soon surrounded by water.
 As ever on days like this, the beach was pretty popular with lots of young people and young families enjoying themselves.
 Lunch was taken along the beach at Presthaven Sands where some of us took advantage of a washed up log as a suitable seat.
 Birds today were fewer than expected, but included: Little tern, Herring gull, Sedge warbler, Reed bunting, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Great cormorant, Oystercatcher, Mute swan, Meadow pipit, Skylark, Common kestrel, Mallard, Mute swan, Greenfinch, Common starling and Common whitethroat.
 after walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn. We were also presented with a bowl of very tasty chips which were soon devoured by the three of us!
 Overall a pleasant stroll along the beach, but not necessarily Celia's choice, if her comment of being bored is anything to go by!

1 comment:

Celia said...

I wasn't bored, I just thought the beach was boring, nothing but sand and pebbles and no views!