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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, 17 July 2014

Llansannan and Mynydd Tryfan 17th July 2014

"Oh what big ears you've got!"
Possibly a breed of sheep called "Welsh Mules".
Friendly horses in the background.
Snowdonia from Mynydd Tryfan.
Looking towards mid-Wales.
descending the slopes of Mynydd Tryfan, on one of the few paths that we could find in this area!
Walk stats: Distance: 8.2 miles. Climb: 1081'.
Time: 5 hours 13 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, David S., Wendy and Tim.
Bright and sunny weather on the forecast and temperatures in the twenties. The lack of any significant breeze meant that at times it felt a little too warm for walking. 
  Once again, we decided to change the route slightly and decided to explore Mynydd Tryfan o the paths that we missed twelve months ago. We managed to find the path, well pretty close to it, this time and had lunch on the top of Mynydd Tryfan. The views towards Snowdonia from Mynydd Tryfan were superb, with Moel Siabod, the Snowdon Horseshoe and Tyfan being easily identified.
 However we failed to find the path from Mynydd Tryfan through to Tan-Tryfan, and ended up on the road at the same point as planned on the original extension.
 Once again we decided the best option was to head back to Llansannan on the shortest and easiest route possible - along the road.
 Arriving back at car two of the group indulged in an ice-cream lolly, just what the driver needed to help cool down before setting off, it was almost more enjoyable that the pint of Lees that we had later at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn!
 Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Winter wren, Carrion crow, Barn swallow, Woodpigeon, Yellowhammer and Common buzzard. 

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