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, 26 March 2015

Boothsdale 26th March 2015

The long roads ahead towards Boothsdale.
Looking towards Kelsbarrow Castle.
Looking South towards Boothsdale.
On the path leading to Boothsdale.
The Sandstone Trail in Primrose Hill.
The gallops, but not a horse in sight - obviously too windy.
Walk stats: Distance: 5.4 miles. Climb: 900'.
Time: 2 hours 29 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn. Roger and Phil.
Small numbers today, but holidays and recovery from ops are the main reason, rather than the weather forecast. The weather was exactly as forecast, cloudy and overcast with a cool Northerly wind, with Sunny spells later on.
  This walk doesn't off many phot opportunities, although we did get good views over Boothsdale, looking in a South west direction.
 Considering the rain over night and early this morning, conditions underfoot were good, and it wasn't until we were on the forest paths on Primrose Hill that the had to pick our way around the muddy sections.
 Some of the group may have wanted to stop at the Summertrees for an icecream, but alas it was closed, possibly being redecorated.
 Not many birds seen or heard today, but it was a bonus to see a Yellowhammer and hear one or two Greenfinches. Birds seen or heard today included: Blue tit, Carrion crow, Common blackbird, Great tit, Winter wren, House sparrow, Wood nuthatch, Greenfinch and Yellowhammer.
No after walk drinks today - I needed to be home for 13-00 (made it with 15 minutes to spare!).

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