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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, 27 February 2016

Bryn Euryn and More 27th February 2016

The start of the walk at Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve.
Llys Euryn, in decay for over 200 years, but still worth seeing!
The Little Orme from the summit of Bryn Euryn.
Panorama from the summit of Bryn Euryn.
"I've made it!"
At the trig point on the summit of Bryn Euryn.
Bryn Euryn from near the quarry North of Llangwystenin.
"I bet you didn't know you'd end up on someone's blog!"
Summit of Bryn Euryn, from South of Mochdre on the way to The View.
At the view point, near the The View.
Bryn Pydew Monument from the view point.
Panorama, looking Westward from the view point.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.2 miles. Climb: 1707'.
Time: 6 hours 6 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Roger.
We set off, expecting the walk to be a little shorter than our usual route as we started from Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve, rather than on the coast. It ended up being just over nine miles and with a challenging 1700' of climb. Thankfully this walk has lots to offer and plenty of superb viewpoint on route. We must do this again one day when the distant views are crystal clear - today they were somewhat hazy/misty, especially towards the high tops of the Carneddau.
 Lunch was taken, quite early, just before 12-00 and after we had only walked 3,1 miles!  It was in a playground in Mochdre, but it did have a bench to sit on and the delightful aroma coming from the nearby chippy reminding us of the limitations of our packed lunches!
 As we climbed the road, South of Mochdre, as we approached the primary school, three youngsters heading down to the village approached us. They seemed intrigued by my "gadgets", particularly my binoculars. They initially thought Roger and I had walkie talkies, but were delighted when we allowed then to look through our binoculars and monocular and that one of our gadgets was a GPS with a map on it showing exactly where we were. The way these three youngsters related to us was a credit to their parents and to their school, they were in Year 7 and 8 at their local school.
 The best overall view of the day was probably from The View, but still a little disappointing that itn was still somewhat hazy.
 As we walked down Nant-y-Glyn Road and through Pwllchroachan Woods, our legs were beginning to tire and although it was less than 2 miles as the Crow flies, it would be much more for us!
 Arriving back at the car, the distance and climb covered, justified our how tired we felt!
 Birds seen or heard today included: Common blackbird, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Black-headed gull, Herring gull, Blue tit, Greenfinch, House sparrow, Woodpigeon, Collared dove and Common buzzard.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn.

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