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, 25 April 2015

Llanrwst, Trefriw and Llyn Geirionydd 25th April 2015

On the embankment heading for Trefriw.
Trefriw from the embankment South of the village.
A very young lamb getting an early lunch, which is more than the rest of got!
Gwydir Castle from the Llanrwst bridge road.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.5 miles. Climb: 935'.

Time: 4 hours 21 minutes. On the move walking average: 2/3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike, Celia, Roger and LeRoi Walwen (putting in his first appearance since his two walks at the end of July 2011).
Alas the BBC weather forecast was the closest to what we got, the only difference being the rain started as we arrived and never stopped for more than a few minutes. In fact the rain was so heavy between about 12-00 and 13-30, that we changed our route to go through a wood, but it wasn't much better there either!  It was so bad that we didn't even stop for lunch, Roger managed with a chocolate biscuit and LeRoi had banana to keep him going.  Most of the group finished their lunch back at the car at about 14-30.
 Distant view were none existent and we had to be satisfied with the beauty of the immediate countryside that we were walking through.
 We did however hear a Cuckoo and saw Sand martins, two reasons for repeating the walk so soon after we last did it a few weeks ago.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Goosander, House Martin, Barn swallow, Sand martin, Mallard, Common sandpiper, Common blackbird, Grey heron, Canada goose, Carrion crow, Pied wagtail, Blue tit, Great tit, , Collared dove, Coal tit, Winter wren, Willow warbler, Lesser black-backed gull, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Collared dove and Wood nuthatch.
 Quite afew Spring flowers were also seen, including Bluebells and Wood sorrel.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Bluebell at Halkyn where the two house bitters brewed by Facers went down well. The log fires were much appreciated as the outside temperature had dropped to low single figures and some of the group still wearing damp clothes, a legacy of a wet, wet walk!
 Hopefully LeRoi won 't leave it quite so long before he joins us on a walk.

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