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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, 5 September 2015

Around Llyn Brenig 5th September 2015

Looking towards Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre from the dam at the Southern end of the reservoir.
On the Eastern side of Llyn Brenig, with Heather on slopes on the West side.
Llyn Brenig viewed from its Northern end.
Distant peaks of Snowdonia.
Distant peaks of Snowdonia, possibly Y Garn and Tryfan.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.8 miles. Climb: 610'.
Time: 4 hours 23 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.6 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.2 m.p,h,
Group: Martyn, Mike and Roger.
This walk was a quickly rearranged walk, having decided that the planned "Three Lakes Walk", would probably meant trekking over very boggy terrain following the heavy and prolonged rain over the last week or so,
 It was a little cool at the start, but we had good spells of warm sunshine, especially after lunch. What we didn't realise was that Denbigh Harriers had organised a race over the same route, but in the opposite direction to the way we went. Speaking to the winner afterwards he had taken under an hour to complete the distance that we took over four hours!
 There were good numbers of men fishing, but we didn't actually see any being caught. 
 Lunch was taken in the bird hide just North of Boncyn Arian, but there weren't that many birds to see, and those we could see were a good way off. However we had a bench to sit on and we were sheltered from the cool North westerly wind.
 Birds seen and heard today included: Chaffinch, Pied wagtail, Barn swallow, House martin, Mallard, Common coot, Tufted duck, Lesser black-backed gull, Great cormorant, Stonechat, Carrion crow and Common kestrel. 
  Distant views got better as the skies cleared, but only the peaks of Snowdonia came in to view, making them difficult to identify.
We arrived back at the car, having had a good enjoyable brisk walk, well brisk for me! 
Our boots were relatively clean and we all had dry feet, so the decision to switch the walk was the right one, and we even got home in time to suffer watching the San Marino match on TV!
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn, where once more the Crackin Rosie Perry went down well.

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