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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, 19 June 2014

The Eglwyseg Escarpments and More 19th June 2014

Walking above Trevor Rocks.
A male Stonechat singing as we descended from Trevor Rocks.
Looking towards the quarries and the Llantysilio Mountains.
The Eglwyseg Escarpment.
They took the high road, we took the low road!
Walk stats: Distance: 9.3 miles. Climb: 1197'.
Time: 5 hours 23 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie, Sue and Michel, Phil and David S.
This turned out to be a glorious day for walking, lots of sunshine, but times when the clouds took over, making sure we didn't overheat for long! In fact at times we also had a pleasant cooling breeze.
Always a good walk, but on a day like this, this is a walk that would be difficult to beat, with its high vantage point along the higher escarpment giving superb views in to the Dee Valley and the hills beyond, not to mention that the climb is minimal.
 This turned out to be a special day for seeing birds of prey, five in all. Birds seen or heard today included: Sparrowhawk, Common kestrel, Common buzzard, Peregrine falcon, Red kite, Woodpigeon, Meadow pipit, Skylark, Stonechat, Redstart, Winter wren, Willow warbler, Carrion crow, Rook, Wheatear and Barn swallow.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant yr Ochain at Gresford, where we were able to sit out enjoying our drinks. The Snowdonia Ale was back on form!

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