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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.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge, White Edge, Big Moor and Baslow Edge 6th May 2015

Baslow Edge from Curbar Edge.
Heading for Froggatt Edge along the main Curbar Edge path.
Bluebells in Hay Wood.
Looking North East past White Edge Lodge.
The first of the art in the countryside stones on Whide Edge.
At the trig point on Big Moor.
Deer on Bog Moor.
Listen to the Skylark singing - a pity about the wind noise!
The second art in the countryside stone on ther approach to Wellington's Monument on Baslow Edge.
The Wellington Monument on Baslow Edge / Eaglestone Flat.
The Eagle Stone.
Curbar Edge from Baslow Edge.
Walk stats: 8.9 miles. Climb: 700' at a guess (wind assisted 2467' on the GPS!)
Time: 4 hours 50 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overll walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Mike.
A good dry day with lots of sunshine was on the forecast and so too was the prospect of strong winds. How true that turned out to be, so strong as we walked along the Curbar Edge that we were unable to stay steady on our feet and we decided to retreat to the main path.
 Good views all day, both from Curbar Edge, White Edge and Baslow Edge.
 Singing Skylarks accompanied us along Curbar Edge, White Edge and Big Moor, but the highlight was seeing a small herd of Red deer on Big Moor, grazing to the East of the trig point.
 Lunch was taken, sheltering from the wind behind some large rock a little East of the Big Moor trig point.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Willow warbler, Meadow pipit, Woodpigeon, Blackcap and Skylark.
 Overall a good walk spoiled a little by the challenging windy conditions, but at least we arrived back at the car with clean boots!
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at thwe Wilkes Head in Leek, where we could enjoy our annual Harttington Bitter fix!

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