About Me

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, 5 June 2014

Tremeirchion, Moel y Gaer, Sodom and Y graig 5th June 2014

At the top of Cefn Ddu.
Observing Dodd's 1st Rule of Walking. 
Sue agrees, but there's no room!
Lunch on Y Graig.
The little chapel on the hill above St Beuno's.
Inside the little chapel on the hill above St Beuno's.
Michel leading the "lost  sheep"!
When you find one lost sheep we should rejoice, but Michel found four!
Snowdonia from the Southern slopes of Moel Maenefa.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.5 miles (a little more for lost sheep!). Climb: 1590'.
Time: 5 hours 17 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Sue and Michel, Celia and David Savage,
This turned out to be a good day for walking, mainly sunny with a coolish breeze, particularly at lunch time when we had lunch on the lee side of the hill, rather than take advantage of the picnic tables that were on the top of Y Graig.
  We had several superb views of Snowdonia, none better than from Moel Maenefa towards the end of the walk.
 The bonus today was to arrive at the little chapel/ place for meditation above St. Beuno's at the same time as a young lady from America that had the key, and we were able to see inside for the first time.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Rook, Blue tit, Great tit. Winter wren, Chaffinch. Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Common buzzard, Common blackbird, Raven, Woodpigeon, Common pheasant, Great spotted woodpecker, Willow warbler and Chiffchaff.
 Plenty of flowers were seen today. They included: Red clover, White clover, Bird's foot trefoil, Broom, Common gorse, Daisy, Foxglove, Lesser stitchwort, Bluebell, Red campion, Red valerian, Buttercup, Herb robert, Mallow, Dog rose and Rock rose.
 Overall a good walk, with more up than you might expect.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn, where the Lees bitter went down well, and is still going down well!

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