About Me

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, 16 October 2014

Llannefydd, Mynydd-y-Gaer and More 16th October 2014

"Oh no, not another cold!"
On the ramparts of Mynydd-y-Gaer Hillfort, and we still don't knoe where we are!
The Western ramparts of Mynydd-y-Gaer Hillfort.
The Afon Elwy from the bridge near the Caravan Park.
Moefre Isaf - alas,  not visited today.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.1 miles. Climb: 1164'. 
Time: 4 hours 50 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Annie, Phil, Tim, Celia an David S.
Thankfully the Beeb got the weather forecast right, we it was dry throughout the walk and for 95% of the time we were in lovely warm sunshine. The only rain experienced was as we were in the car on the way home.
 The views today were superb, once we were at any height an especially when we contoured around the ramparts of Mynydd-y-gaer Hillfort.
 We attempted a new approach towards Moelfre Isaf, but were thwarted by failing to locate a footpath that would have lead us to Talgrwn Fach. (This was also with the help of a farmer and his wife and David crossinga very dodgy stile in a vain attempt to find the path!).
 Just after our failure we decide to a have lunch and re-think our options for the route back to the Llannefydd.
 Wedecided that Moelfre Isaf was no longer an option, as a few of us wanted to get home earlier than last week!
 Descending to the afon Elqwy we decide to take a bridleway, heading West from the bridge. Ths proved to be a delightful path, that I'm sure we will use again in the future.
 Birds seen or heard today in cluded: Pied wagtail, House sparrow, Jackdaw, Carion crow, Goldfinch,  Woodpigeon, Chaffinch, Common blackbird and Common buzzard.
 David who was in front for most of the walk (making sure we got round in time for him to be home for 5 p.m., managed to see 4 deer (2 on each occasion), species uncertain.
 Overall this proved a delightful walk, and the return route via Henllan than the route from Dolwyddelan was far less stressful for the drivers. Selena done well!
 After walk drinks wer enjoyed at the Blue Bell in Halkyn, where one or two ciders went down well (this is their cider month and there is still another 12 to sample!)

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