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.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Around Lyme Park 22nd November 2014

Macclesfield Canal looking towards the Addlington Basin.
Panorama from the access road to Lockgate farm, looking towards Park Moor.
Looking over Park Moor towards Lyme Park and the Cage.
At the memorial toposcope on on Park Moor / Lyme Park.
Looking towards the cage from the track leading to Middlescale farm.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.4 miles. Climb: 997'.
Time: 5 hours 20 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Mike.
The forecast for today suggested that the temperature would be in double figures, so I decided that Summer walking gear was the best option and short sleeved shirt and shorts were brought out of their hibernation!  In fact it was almost perfect conditions for walking and when the Sun was shining towards the end of the walk it must have been well above the 11 Celsius forecast.
 The views were quite good, although distant views weren't that clear, particularly looking towards Shining Tor.  Part of the walk can be quite boggy, but the section over Park Moor wasn't too bad and the muddiest section was the footpath Ryles Wood towards Middlescale Farm.
 Lunch was taken in a small disused quarry  West of Lantern Wood, where a few stones provided suitable seating.
 Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Mallard, Moorhen, Canada goose, Great tit, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion crow, European robin, Common blackbird, Common starling, Goldfinch and Wood nuthatch.
 Overall an enjoyable walk, and one well worth repeating.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Nertherton Hall in Frodsham, where the Lees bitter went down well.

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