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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday 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 Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a 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, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Conwy Mountain and More 8th August 2015

Conwy Quay at the start of the walk.
Raven - second perching rock.
The Great Orme from the Eastern slopes of Conwy Mountain.
Panorama showing the Afon Conwy estuary.
Panorama across the hillfort towards the South and West.
Raven at the third perching point - still croaking loudly!
Wild ponies on Waen Gyrach, our lunch spot
"Who's a big boy then?
The purple headed mountain.
Conwy Castle - not far to go now!
 Walk stats: Distance: 10.2 miles. Climb: 1700'. Time: 6 hours 12 minutes. On the move walking average:2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.6 m.p.h. Group: Martyn and Celia. A good day for walking, perhaps a little on the warm side at times, especially as there was very little wind and only rare sections with any shade. We started the walk by taking the Coastal Path from Conwy Quay and around Coed Bodlondeb. This made a very pleasant start to the walk, and avoided having to go through the streets of Conwy twice. Once we had climbed the to the ridge on the Eastern side of Conwy Mountain, the views were superb in all direction, especially towards the Great Orme that seemed to be surrounded a deep blue sea! All around Conwy Mountain, we seemed to be followed by a noisy Raven that croaked loudly from the top of rock outcrops just ahead of us. It even appeared again late in the afternoon when we returning on the path on the South side Conwy Mountain. Lunch was taken on the North side of Waen Gyrach with views over Dwygyfylchi towards Anglesey. On the return route on the East side of Waen Gyrach we encountered a couple of horse riders, one with a horse that was very reluctant to do as the rider wanted, but the way the rider treated the horse it wasn't really surprising! Another surprise today was as we climbed the access at Penysychnant, where we could hear the constant "popping" noise of exploding Gorse seed pods. This was a new experience for me. We could hear the seed pods popping, but were too impatient to wait long enough to actually spot one exploding! Birds seen or heard today included: Herring gull, Black-headed gull, Grey heron, Oystercatcher, Raven, Stonechat, Common kestrel, Meadow pipit, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Sparrowhawk, Common buzzard, Common blackbird and Carrion crow. We arrived back at the car knowing that we had had a good walk and looking forward to a good drink at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn. A new brew from Blacksheep went down really well.

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