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.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Llangernyw and More 10th Ocrtober 2015

Inside the church at Llangernyw.
The 4000 year old Yew next to Llangernyw church.
It would have been good spot for lunch in the grounds of Hafodnos Hall, but it 10-08 is a little on the early side.
Looking North east across the fields towards Llangernyw
A Dipper on the Afon Elwy.
A Dipper on the Afon Elwy.
Autumnal colours showing in the trees.
"I know where I am now".
Snowdonia in the distance.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.2 miles. Climb: 1036'.
Time: 5 hours 52 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Roger.
Most of the day was rather overcast and although we could see the Sun it rarely managed to break through entirely. Overall it was good for walking and the cold Easterly wind didn't materialise.
 Although there hadn't been any rain, the grassy fields encountered in the morning were wet with dew and with temperatures still in single figures it hadn't had time to dry.
 The path through the grounds of Hafodnos Hall was delightful, but would have been much better had a few of the Rhododenrons been cut back.
 There seemed to be very few birds around in the morning, but we did manage to see a Dipper as we followed the Afon Elwy back towards Llangernyw.
 Lunch was taken East of Tyn-y-caeau, in roughly the same place we stopped last time we did the walk. However this time we weren't attacked by falling acorns.
 Our afternoon walk included exploring two new paths from Ynys Rhys and the one on the North side Crel. It's a;ways good to explore new paths, especially when they are ones we missed last time we were in the area!
 Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Chaffinch, Pied wagtail European robin Common blackbird, Common buzzard, Carrion crow, Rook, Common Raven, Black-billed magpie, Jackdaw, Common pheasant and Dipper.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn where a locally brewed Deva bitter was sampled. It was a pity I was driving as they had 12 different ciders on offer!
 We were even home early enough t watch the Wales teams play both the rugby and football  qualifiers.

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