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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, 19 July 2015

Mynydd Eilian and More 18th July 2015

Porth Eilan at the start of the day.
The vista West of Porth Eilan  from a path South of Mynydd Eilian.
Point Lynas.
Little Tilley and Big Tilley at the trig point on Mynydd Eilian.
The view from the trig point on Mynydd Eilian.
The view from the trig point on Mynydd Eilian.
Grey seals in Poerth Helygen.
A Grey seal showing its head in Porth Helygen.
Horse on the horizon.South of Point Lynas
St. Eilian's church at Llaneilian.
Inside the church at Llaneilian.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.5 miles. Climb: 1816'. (Wind assisted on the GPS, probably nearer 1000'.)
Time: 5 hours 31 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Roger.
This was a lovely day for walking, although the wind was a little too strong to keep your hat on unless it was battened down!
 After leaving Porth Eilian we headed North toward Mynydd Eilian along paths and through Wild flower meadows that seemed to be a hot spot for Meadow brown butterflies.
 Once we had gained a little height, the views particularly towards the coast were superb. he mountains of Snowdonia could be seen from Mynydd Eilian, although they were somewhat hazy.
 We stopped for lunch overlooking Porth Aber, and it was just after setting off again that we saw our first Grey seal and Sandwich terns diving into the sea. As we continued, we had about 12 sightings of seals, but the most that could be seen at the same time was six.
 All along the coast back to Porth Eilian and beyond to Ogo'r Sant the Sandwich terns were seen, and a few Gannets were seen as we approached Port y Corwgl.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Greenfinch, Commo whitethroat, House martin, Common kestrel, Herring gull, Black-headed gull, Sandwich tern, Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Great cormorant, Stonechat and Gannet.
 Overall a good and interesting walk with so much to see, flowers galore and frequent views of seals. It ended with a visit to Llaneilian church with its Medieval rood screen.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue bell in Halkyn, where Purple Moose's Snowdonia Ale went down well and helped to overcome the disappointment of the Australians dominance at Lords

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