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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

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Win Hill and Lose Hill From Hope 20th September 2014

Win Hill Pike just ahead.
At the trig point on Win Hill Pike.
Panorama from Win Hill, looking towards Ladybower Reservoir.
At Hope Cross.
Back Tor approached from Nether Booth.
At the toposcope on Lose Hill.
Lose Hill from the Hope Path.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.2 miles. Climb: 1773'.
Time 6 hours 15 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
The weather forecast optimistically suggested that it would be good, but that was somewhat exaggerated! At least it remained dry until we started our descent of Lose Hill. Distant views were rather misty, but at least they were there. This walk had two good stretches of ridge top walking on both sides of the Edale Valley, and these alone warrants a repeat trip in the future.
 Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, House sparrow, Pied wagtail, Rook, Jackdaw, Raven, Peregrine falcon, Coal tit and Common buzzard.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Wilkes Head in Leek, where the Whim Ales, Hartington Bitter tasted as good as ever, still on top of my list of favourite beers.

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