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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.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Marian Ffrith and Around Moel Hiraddug 5th November 2015

The remains of Grove Mill.
The remains of Marian Mill.
A very small calf looking for its mum?
Moel Hiraddug from Offa's Dyke, South of Bryn Cnewyllyn.
Looking towards Dyserth and Graig Fawr and the coast beyond from Offa's Dyke, South of Bryn Cnewyllyn.
Two unconcerned Alpacas Tyddyn-y-cyll.
The delightful stream alongside the woodland path on the Dyserth to Prestatyn Walkway.
Walk stats: 5.5 miles. Climb: 1009'.
Time: 3 hours 8 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, David S and Phil.
The weather forecast for today wasn't good, but at least it wouldn't be cold and the morning should be mainly dry. In fact it was very pleasant upto lunch. Some of the paths were on the muddy side, making gaiters an asset. The information board at Marian Mill (Felin Mawr, a flour mill) was one of seven mills between Marian Mill and Dyserth. We only noticed Grove Mill, so where were the other five?
 Some of the views today were good, first of Moel Hiraddug and Graig Fawr and then as approach from the path North of Cwm we had good vies towards the Little Orme. It was along this section that we decide to have lunch wher convenient stones provided dry perches for all of us. 
 We could see the rain clouds approachingas we had lunch, encouraging us to put on waterproofs just in case, one of us in fact put on overtrousers too!
 Arriving back at the we decide we should quit while we were still dry and head for early refreshments at the Britannia Inn.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Common blackbird, Goldfinch, Black-headed gull, Common pheasant and Fieldfare.
 Overall a very pleasant varied walk, making us quite smug that we had definately had the best of the day.
 In fact by the time we had arrived in Pentre Halkyn it was raining quite heavily. The Britannia Inn had a roaring fire on making us retreat to the opposite end of the bar. The landlady was surprised when we said that today the two of us were "it", she retorted "Didn't the others want to get their hair wet?"  As both David and myself are follically challenged, we couldn't possibly comment!
 As we arrived at the car park (designated for walkers using the Dyserth-Prestatyn Walkway) we met a local man who pointed out that th area next to the car park is earmarked for industrial develop and asking us to sign a petition against the proposals. More information can be opbtained on https;//www.facebook.com/dontdestroydyserth/

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