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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, 10 July 2014

Craig Adwy-wynt and Nantclwyd Hall from Llanelidan 10th July 2014

Stretching out on the West side of Coed y Parc, but thankfully not in the wood!
Panorama from our lunch spot on Craig Adwy-wynt. (North - East - South)
A fine view of the Clwydian Hills.
Another view of Nantclwyd Hall.
Looking North east from the Llanelidan road toward the Vale of Clwyd.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.5 miles. Climb: 640'.
Time: 4 hours 13 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, and David S.
This turned out to be a good day for walking in that it was bright and sunny all day, but at times the humidity made it a little uncomfortable, but then there was those delightful moments when the North east cooling breeze showed itself!
 This is a very varied walk in this part of the Vale of Clwyd, with sections on higher parts of the valley looking down and other parts walking along the valley bottom.
 Parts of the walk made me feel guilty as we walked close to sheep sheltering in the shade, that then moved into the sun as we approached instead of  staying put!
 This was definitely a day for buzzards, it seemed that everywhere we walked we saw a  buzzard.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Common swift, House martin, Barn swallow, Common blackbird, Blue tit, Winter wren and Mute swan.
 Overall an enjoyable walk, shorter than usual, but we decided not to explore the Afon y Maes valley and head for a refreshing drink instead!
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn, where several brews were sampled, from the Hawkshead, Three Tuns and Monty's breweries.

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