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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, 23 May 2015

Stanage Edge and High Neb 23rd May 2015

Bluebells on Ridgeway Side. Taken from Baulk Lane looking West.
Our first view of the Stanage Edge.
Bronte Cottage.
High Neb and Stanage Edge.
 Looking towards Stanage Edge from the Causeway.
Celia at High Neb trig point.
Water collecting cups - drinking water for Red grouse.
Looking across the Causeway toward Hook's Car and Burbage Rocks.
Martyn at the trig point West of Cowper Stone.
Bluebells in High Lees Wood.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.0 miles. Climb:1030'.
Time: 5 hours 49 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Celia.
A popular day for walking, predictable as the weather forecast was good and it was a Bank Holiday weekend. We didn't get as much Sun as we had hoped, but at least it didn't rain and it wasn't windy.
 The walk along the edge to High Neb trig point gave us good views towards Shining Tor. The highlight of our approach to Stanage Edge was hearing first a Cuckoo, Eurasian curlews, Skylarks and even the plaintive cry of a Golden Plover.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Common swift, Barn swallow, House sparrow, Pied wagtail, Meadow pipit, Chaffinch, Willow warbler, Skylark, Red grouse, Eurasian curlew, Cuckoo, Skylark, European robin, Dunnock, Lapwing, Carrion crow and Jackdaw.
 Discovering a delightful Bluebell wood North of Hathersage Booth was a bonus too.
 Overall a good walk, even with the modifications made to the original description in order to shorten it a little.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Chesterfields, where it was peasant enough to sit outside. The tea went down well and I assume Celia's Sam Miguel did too!

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