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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, 21 August 2014

Waun-Y-Llyn, Hope Mountain and Wood Pitt 21st August 2014

Moel Famau from the Southern slopes leading to Waun-y-Llyn.
Walking alongside Waun-y-Llyn.
At the toposcope in Waun-y-Llyn Country Park
Panorama from the Waun-y-Llyn toposcope - looking South.
The church in Llannefydd.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.0 miles. Climb: 1108'.
Time: 4 hours 15 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h. (We must be taking longer for lunch these days!)
Group: Martyn, Tim, David S, Phil and Paul.
Another walk that was a little shorter than usual, but that was my fault as I had forgotten to take in to account that there wa a good amount of the two walks that overlapped.
 The weather today was almost perfect for walking, not too hot and and not too cold, and the only rain we had was during lunch and just after lunch, but neither amounted to much. 
 The views from the toposcope in Waun-y-Llyn Country Park were good in all directions.
 Having seen a couple of walkers next to the trig point on Hope Mountain, I think we will attempt to visit it next time we do this walk.
 Birds seen or heard today were few and far between, but included: Common blackbird, Barn swallow, Carrion crow, Raven, winter wren, Black-billed magpie and Common buzzard.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Railway Inn at Pontybodkin, where the Llangollen bitter at £2-00 a pint went down very well!

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