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, 21 May 2015

Pontcysyllte, Croes yr Esgob, Trevor Hall Wood and the Canal 2st May 2015

"Oh where did you get that hat?"
Early spotted orchid.
Ramsons everywhere - but there were many more to come!
Bluebells galore too!
Listen, don't look!
Looking across the Dee valley towards Trevor Rocks and the Llantysilio Range.
Croes yr Esgob - identified by David S.
Trevor Rocks from our lunch spot.
"Where am I?"
or
"Why are we waiting? I've had my lunch."
"These are better when they're out of date than when they are fresh!"
or
"It's only lunch and my legs are tired already!"
"Come on, haven't you got anything to eatr?"
The Pontcysyllte Aquaduct from the Pontcysyllte Road Bridge.
Cysyllte Bridge over the Llangollen Canal.
"Nearly back at the car!"
Walk stats: Distance: 10.9 miles. Climb: 1254'.
Time: 5 hours 58 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Roger and David S.
What a glorious day it turned out to be, pleasantly warm all day, with the occasional cool breeze to help us. We did get rain after lunch, I think I counted at least ten spots!
 The views from high point East of Llyn y Cwm were superb. Although I usually note all the birds that we see and hear, today they were outshone by all of the flowers that we saw.
 Flowers seen today included: Bluebell, Ramson, Cuckoo flower, Garlic mustard, Dandelion, Buttercup. Daisy, Periwincle, Common vetch, Cowslip, Wood sorrel, Forget-me-not, White dead nettle, Common spotted orchid, Primrose and Golden saxifrage.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Common buzzard, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Willow warbler, Chiffchaff, Common blackbird, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Wood nuthatch, Song thrush, Woodpigeon and Mallard.
  We even investigated a new path that took us via Ty canol over the A539 and onto the canal at near the Bryn Howel Hotel.
 We arrived back at the car, knowing we had been on a good walk and looking forward to some liquid refreshment at Telford Inn nearby. Telford Piffle did the trick!

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