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, 2 July 2015

Eglwyseg Escarpments and More 2nd July 2015

The first viewpoint on top of Trevor Rocks.
The only cairn visited, ab ove Trevoe Rocks.
A large catterpillar, but what am I when I can fly?
A Common toad on Eglwyseg Mountain.
"Nearly there, but I could do with a leg up!"
"Made it! Now I can get away from the "Red blob!""
View from our lunch spot.
Lunch over, time too move before it rains!
Looking back towards Dinas Bran from the mid-level path chosen by Sue.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.3 miles. Climb: 1200'.
Time: 5 hours 31 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Sheila, Annie, Wendy and David S.
Thankfully the temperature today had dropped from the high twenties Celsius of yesterday, to a much more bearable mid teens, and with a pleasant cooling wind, it made good conditions for walking. rain was in the forecast and we did get brief showers after lunch, but the downpour came on our way home in the car.
 We set off up hill from our parking area near the monument, and it was pointed out that this group was not quite the same as other days, today the women were in the majority!
 This is always a superb walk, with superb views throughout the walk, whether looking East across Ruabon Mountain, West towards the Dee Valley and beyond, or Northward towards Llandegla Moors and the Llantysilio Mountains.
 David was in the front for most of the walk before lunch and was able to bring to our attention the hairy catterpillar, a Common toad and a Common lizard. 
 We also saw a good number of flowers and a few butterflies along route.
 Lunch was taken just before Craig Arthur. 
      After lunch we headed off along the escarpment around Craig Arthur along the waymarked path that descended into the valley East of Tan-y-graig. Here David S decided to investegate a higher level route and rejoined us East of Bryn Goleu.
 As we approached the Eglwyseg Plantation, Sue decided that she didn't fancy walking along the Panorama Road from just East of Trevor Rocks, so led us up hill again to return along a delightful path that descended to the Panorama Road a little nearer to where we had started.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Common whitethroat, Woodpigeon, Wheatear, Eurasian jay, Mistle thrush, Common chaffinch, Stonechat, Carrion crow, Raven, Lesser black-backed gull, Goldfinch, Meadow pipit, Skylark and Peregrine falcon. A Red-legged partridge was also seen from the car as w approache the parking area.
 We arrived back at the car, just as it started to rain, so we were quite pleased to enjoy our after walk drinks at Telfords Inn at Trevor, where Llangollen bitter was enjoyed by some of us.

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