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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, 9 October 2014

Knutsford and Several Peovers 9th October 2014

The delightful tree lined avenue around Peover Hall (Superior of course!).
Owl sculpture near Peover Hall.
Lunch time
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"Who's a backward boy then?"
Just for Fran. 
There are some land owners that are happy to see walkers cross their land.
Lower Peover church.
Not race horses near Lower Peover, just a couple of friendly donkeys.
Toft hall seen from the path leading to Knutsford.
Walk stats: Distance: 11.9 miles. Climb: 200'.
Time: 5 hours 34 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.1 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Celia, Wendy, David S., Phil and Annie.
A nice long walk, with only two half hour showers, one just before lunch and one getting back to Knutsford.  Pleasant walking, although we were surprised to see how much surface water was around.
 This was the first time that we had been able to see inside St., Laurence's church near Peover Hall, only open as they were waiting for their fire extinguishers to be tested.
 Much of the walk involved crossing fields, but near Ash Farm we saw about 10 Yellowhammers, always a delight to see these days.
 The church at Lower Peover was also open and the unusual timber structure was something worth looking at.
 Birds seen or heard included: Woodpigeon, Rook, Common blackbird, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Pied wagtail, Commo buzzard, Black-billed magpie and Yellowhammer.
 We arrived back at Annie's, some of us with tired legs and not relishing the idea of walking a mile and back for a drink at our usual hostelry, we decided to head for the Farmer's Arms at Kelsall. Here we enjoyed Bradfield's Farmer's brews and Weetwood Best Bitter.
 At this pount we were earlier than expected, but we didn't know that major accident on the M56 was making the roads gridlocked in all direction. I dropped the last Upton member off just about 17-10, Roger at 18-10 and eventually got home at 18-25!
 Thankfully Annie was at home in Knutsford.  Had we been walking in Wales, I'm sure she would still be in her car at this time (19-30) wondering when she would get home.

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