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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

Thursday, 29 October 2015

St Cwyfan's Trail 29th October 2015

Our first glimpse of the Clwydian Hills - not an objective today.
Four young calves looking lost and wondering where there mums are!
Looking down towards Denbigh and the Vale of Clwyd.
Inside St. Cwyfan's Church.
The grave of the man that saw three centuries.
Emerging from St. Cwyfan's Church.
Our last view of the Clwydian Hills.
Once a teacher, always a teacher!
Trying to identify all of the sacraments in "Seven Sacraments" window in St. Tyrnog's Church, Llandyrnog.
Another stained glass window in St. Tyrnog's Church, Llandyrnog.
Scarecrow outside, St. Tyrnog's Church, Llandyrnog - two notices - "Messy Church" (always good to see) and "Thank the Lord for the Harvest"(Also good to acknowledge).
Walk stats: Distance: 7.1 miles. Climb: 526'.
Time: 4 hours 24 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Annie, David S and Paul.
Thankfully today the BBC and the Met Office got it right, the rain stopped as we arrived at Llandyrnog and within half an hour of walking the Sun was shining and with a fleece on I soon felt overdressed, but not for long!
 This is a walk that isn't particularly special, especially if you are trying to think of what would make a good photograph, but still is it is a delightful walk when the Sun was shining brightly and there was hardly any breeze to to call.  Days like this are special and we should be thankful for this as well as the scarecrow outside St. Tyrnog's Church, Llandyrnog notice "Thank the Lord for the Harvest".
 It was good today to see that two historically significant churches, St. Cwyfan's, Llangwyfan and St. Tyrnog's Church, Llandyrnog were both open  and we were able to see inside both.
 Lunch was taken just after heading South east off the road after passing Fron Baanadl. We sat on the field edge/fence boundary, it was so warm it could have been been a mid-Summer day, not the end of October!
Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Rook, Herring gull, Sparrowhawk, Blue tit, Great tit, Common buzzard, Pied wagtail, House sparrow, Black-billed magpie, Eurasian jay and Fieldfare (the first returning birds seen on a walk this Autumn/Winter).
 Thanks to Paul's inquisitiveness concerning "Seven Sacraments" window in  the St. Tyrnog's Church, Llandyrnog, we were able to enjoy after walk refreshments at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn, we arrived at at 15-03!

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