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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, 3 July 2014

World's End and Cyrn-y-Brain 3rd July 2014

"On the footpath at World's End, but why are we waiting?"
Out in the open at last!
Heading on the Offa's Dyke path to Coed Llandegla.
Afternoon tea?
A better view than we had this morning!
Walk stats: Distance: 9.6 miles. Climb: 1504'.
Time: 5 hours 9 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Dave P. Phil, David S and Tim.
The weather today could have been better! Dampness in the air at the start, rain as we headed towards Coed Llandegla, but at least we didn't have rain at lunch time at World's End!
 Most of the walk was easy to follow, except when the leader got it wrong and decided we needed to explore one path necessarily! Thankfully this unplanned extension didn't didn't mean that our route went over the ten miles!
 Our descent into the Eglwyseg Valley went past Pant Glas, all gates were shut and Holly (a labrador couldn't escape, so her owner was happy to pass pleasantries with us!
 As we were having lunch at World's End a young cyclist came off his bike as he went through the ford.  Thankfully he wasn't too badly injured and we helped him on his way after supplying him with a few plasters/bandages.
 A pleasant walk, that would be even better on a good dry and sunny day.
 Not many birds today, but they included: Stonechat, Meadow pipit, Carrion crow, Raven, Common buzzard, Meadow pipit, Common swift, Willow warbler, House Martin, Common pheasant and Blue tit.
 Overall an enjoyable walk.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Red Lion at Penyffordd, where Doombar, not my favourite beer, but it tasted good today.

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