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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, 30 January 2016

Teggs Nose and Macclefield Forest 30th January 2016

The descent from Tegg's Nose car park.
Metal hoist on Tegs's Nose seen from the path on its East side.
Sutton Common from Hardingland.
Tegg's Nose from Macclesfiled Forest, North of Trentabank Reservoir.
The steep climb up the "quiet lane" North of Trentabank Reservoir heading towards Chapel House.
The view from Tegg's Nose looking towards Shutligsloe.
Trentabank Reservoir and Ridgegate Reservoir.
The Cheshire Plain from Tegg's Nose.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.8 miles. Climb: 2100'.
Time: 5 hours 0 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Celia.
This was a good day for walking, dry, sunny at times, but at times the wind made it feel quite cold and gloves were required for most of the day, hats and a snood came into play for some too!
 We explored one or two new paths through the forest, giving us new vistas to enjoy. It also resulted in us walking steeply up the road, making us realise what two chevrons on and OS map really meant. The photo on the blog doesn't do it justice!
 Lunch was take at the Trentabank picnic site, a location where the bird life was quite active.
After lunch we joined the Gritstone Trail for our route up Tegg's Nose and back to the car park.
 The views today were good, particularly from Tegg's Nose itself, where we could see across the Cheshire Plain to Bickerton Hill and Beeston Hill and beyond as far as  Moel Fammau.
 Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Blue tit, Great tit, Common buzzard, Great cormorant, Mallard, Tufted duck, Chaffinch, Coal tit, Bullfinch, Long-tailed tit, Eurasian jay, Black-billed magpie, Goosander, Carrion crow and Wood nuthatch.
 Overall a good walk with more of a climb than we had originally planned.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Stamford Bridge jsut outside Chester. The Hydes bitter went down well, next time we will have to see how the Piffle and Balderdash brews have changed now that they are brewed by Hydes rather than the Conwy brewery.

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