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, 15 October 2015

Llansannan and More 15th October 2015

"I was here first!"
The Afon Aled Valey from Berllan.
The view from our lunch spot.
Looking across Tan-y-fron towards Mynydd Tryfan.
The small waterfall near Pont Melin-gadeg.
The final descent to the path along the Afon Aled and Llansannan.
Walk stats: 8.8 miles . Climb: 1002'.
Time: 5 hours 4 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie, Celia, Tim and Phil.
Overall this was just about perfect weather for walking, cool to start with, but pleasantly warm as the day progressed.
 On this occasion we decided or should I be honest and say I decided that we would complete the walk as described. except for one point it was a good and enjoyable walk and at least we all agreed that one difficult bit should be avoided in the future!
 The first section along the Clwydian Way, North east of Llansannan was a delightful way to start the walk.
 Lunch was taken along the access track from Penlogor, where we took advantage of supporting wall next to a small wood. We had somewhere dry to sit and were bathed in warm sunshine as we had our lunch and enjoyed good views across the valley towards Mynydd Tryfan,
 A fair amount of the walk after lunch was along quiet country lanes before rejoining pleasant paths near the Afon Aled back to Llansannan.
 Always good to note that the PC in Llansannan are looked after by the villagers, well maintained and gratefully used by some of the group.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Rook, Common starling, Woodpigeon, Black-billed magpie, Common pheasant, Common buzzard, Dunnock, Grey wagtail and Dipper.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn, where a Castle Rock brew went down well.

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