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, 9 May 2015

Bluebells Around Parbold 9th May 2015

The view from Hunter's Hill as we started the walk. (at the start of the walk)
Our first Bluebells in Hunter's Hill Nature reserve.
A Barn swallow nrear Priory Wood.
Bluebells in the wood East of Gillibrand House.
The remains of the windmill on Horrocks Hill.
Blackpool tower from Hunter's Hill Nature Reserve.
Panorama from Hunter's Hill Nature Reserve. (At the end of the walk)
Walk stats: Distance: 11.2 miles. Climb: 924'.
Time: 6 hours 4 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
we set off with a little rain in the air, but thankfully after about half an hour it stopped and then we had intermittent sunshine for the rest of the walk. However in the morning we were also accompanied by a cool wind that meant that fleeces were still required.
 This was a a Bluebell walk and we weren't disappointed, they seemed everywhere along the route, not just in the woods that we were walking through. In fact the number of flowers seen was very numerous and included: Bluebell, Red campion, Ramson, Cowslip, Stitchwort, Dandelion, White dead nettle, Daisy, Forget-me-not, Gorse and Broom.
 Bird seen or heard today included: European robin, Common whitethroat, Winter wren, barn swallow, Common pheasant, Jackdaw, Common blackbird, Mallard, Moorhen, Common buzzard, Common starling, House sparrow, Song thrush, Mistle thrush, Chiffchaff and Willow warbler.
 Overall a good walk, with superb views with Blackpool tower  clearly seen in the distance.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the rather busy and quite noisy Helter Skelter in Frodsham, where Worley's Farm house cider went down well.

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