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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, 31 July 2014

Bryn Pydew, Coed Brongarth and Gloddaeth Hall 31st July 2014

At the Bryn Pydew obelisk.
The Conwy Valley and Snowdonia from the Bryn Pydew obelisk.
Conwy Mountain from the ridge North of Coed Brongarth.
The Little Orme from the ridge North of Coed Brongarth.
The Bryn Pydew obelisk from Gloddaeth hall.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.0 miles. Climb: 1002'.
Time: 4 hours 12 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger and David S.
This was the second week running that we were down to just three men on a Thursday walk. The weather was kind to us, although at times it was a little humid whenever we were sheltered from any breeze. The only rain experienced was a few spots as we made the final ascent towards Bodysgallen Hall.
We have done this walk several times before, so on this occasion we went on a few new (to us) paths that missed out some sections of the described walk. 
 Lunch was taken in the quarry at Bryn Pydew Nature Reserve.
 Overall a pleasant walk with plenty of good views both towards Snowdonia and the Coast from the Little Orme towards Rhos on Sea.
 Birds seen or today included: Common blackbird, Goldfinch, Barn swallow, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay, House sparrow, Black-headed gull, Woodpigeon, Herring gull and Common buzzard.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn, where the Lees bitter went down well.

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