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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

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Moel Siabod 12th July 2014

Looking back along the path from Pont Cyfyng.
Llyn y Foel.
Heading across the boggy terrain towards and the start of the up Daear Ddu and the summit of Moel Siabod.
At the trig point on Moel Siabod.
Descending along the forest track towards Capel Curig.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.7 miles. Climb: 2498'.
Time: 6 hours 29 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike, Celia and Vicky.
The weather at the start was pretty good, but alas it didn't last and we were in cloud for the scramble up Daear Ddu and an hour of the descent, thankfully it wasn't cold.
 Two Germans on holiday in the UK joined us for the scramble up to the summit and ended up staying with us for the whole walk.
 On the descent, I realised that I should have cut my toe nails before setting off, so I had a painfully slow descent, with one of my toes still hurting the next day.
 Not many birds seen or heard today, not helped when the frame of my glasses broke just as we reached the trig point, so anything more than a few metres away was just a blurr.
 Overall a good walk, despite walking in low cloud for over an hour. Without the Memory Map GPS, find the path down to Capel Curig wouldn't have been easy, but with it we were able to get back on track.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Barn swallow, House martin, Winter wren and Grey wagtail.
 After walk drinks wee enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn

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