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, 21 March 2015

Llanrwst, Trefriw and Llyn Geirionydd and More 21st March 2015

The Afon Conwy at Llanrwst - the start of our walk today.
A pair of Goosanders on the Afon Conwy.
The waterfalls above Trefriw.
A section of the delightful woodland path on the South side of the Crafnat Valley.
The monument at Llyn Geirionydd.
Panorama of Llyn Geirionydd from the path above the road its East side.
Moel Siabiod from our lunch spot.
Snowdon from our lunch spot.
The mountains of Snowdonia from North east of Castell y Gwynt on the East side of Llyn Geirionydd.
The ancient church at Llanrhychwyn.
Lambs basking in the warm sunshine in fields South west of Llanrwst.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.2 miles. Climb: 1067'.
Time: 5 hours 9 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walking average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Roger.
What a glorious day for walking this turned out to be, not quite a shorts day, but pretty close. Plenty of sunshine, but rather a cool breeze that made it feel chilly when not in the sunshine.
 Once we had started on the ascent to Llyn Geirionydd, the woodland path was delightful, and I'm sure we will do this walk again soon, probably at the end of May or beginning of June when the trees will be fully decked in their finery.
 The views of Snowdonia from a point North east of Castell y Gwynt were superb. You could still see snow on the Snowdon and Crib Goch and the Carneddau too.
 On days like this even the more remote often boggy areas seem beautiful. A few Spring flowers, including Primrose and Celandine were out in good numbers.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Goosander, Grey heron, Mute swan, Mallard, Woodpigeon, Carrion crow, European robin, Pied wagtail, Blue tit, Coal tit, Great tit, Goldfinch, Common blackbird, Common starling and Meadow pipit.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn, where Moorhouse's White Witch went down well as did the Nook Dry Cider.
 Overall a great day out walking, pity about the rugby!


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