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, 2 April 2015

Beyond the Ro, Moel Fferna and More 2nd April 2015

Spot the Treecreeper, a bird we wouldn't have seen, if we had crossed the stream at the right point!
"I'm off, if you are going to talk to me like that!"
Looking across the valley towards the path(the lower path) that we initially hoped to take.
Lunch at the cairn on Moel Fferna.
Just in case you think we took lunch early, the correct time is 13-03 not 12-03! 
I changed all the clocks in the house, but not the time on my camera!
The descent from Moel Fferna.
A little relief from Heather hopping.
A few tadpoles, but how many of these make it to be a fully grown Common frog?
The Llantysilio Mountains, looking North west over Glyndyfrdwy.
The final approach towards Dreboeth and the car parked near the craft centre.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.2 miles. Climb: 1432'.
Time: 5 hours 42 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Tim, Celia, Nigel and Phil.
This turned out to be a better day weather wise than we expected. I started off wearing my fleece, when in reality it was warm enough for it to have been left in my rucksack, and I was more comfortable after lunch when it was!
 The walk today wasn't exactly as it had originally been planned, but none the less it turned out to be a good route, and one that with minor adjustments we will probably attempt again in the future.
 The section across the moor heading for Moel Fferna gave us good view towards the Berwyns to the North and the Llantysylio Mountains to the South and even beyond towards Moel Fammau.
 Lunch was taken at the summit cairn on Moel fferna, and for once this was in warm, windless, handkerchief safe conditions!
 The route from Moel Fferna involved a little Heaher hopping, but no-one complained, and a new to me path enabled us to avoid any walking along the busy A5, a delightful path that we will definitely use in the future.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Woodpigeon, Goosander, Mandarin duck, Chaffinch, Peacock, Common phesant, Meadow pipit and Skylark.
 after walk drinks were enjoyed at the Berwyn Arms, West of Glyndyfrdwy, where the only beer on hand pump was Woodlands brew. 

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