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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

Friday, 23 June 2017

Eglwyseg Escarpments and Trevor Rock 22nd June 2017

Treking through the bracken above Trevor rocks.
Our first view of Dinas Bran from the path above Tevor Rocks.
Smiling in the rain, well at least some are!
Not Brexit again!
Thistles by demand.
Lokingn back towards the Eglwyseg Escarpments.
The start of the walk on the top of th Eglwyseg Escarpments.
Exploring a new path across the top of the escarpments.
The Egwyseg Escarpments from a new vantage point.
Last look at the limestone cliffs  with clouds starting gather.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.3 miles. Climb:1694'.
Time; 5 hours 29 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Phil, Mal, Wendy, Celia, Paul, Tim and Carol.
We set off on the walk with very light rain, but enough to warrant waterproofs, although a few did stop a little later to put on their jackets. 
 Views for most of the morning were minimal and left much to the imagination, but at least the Skylarks were still singing.
 It was good to have Tim and Carol join us for the first time since relocating to the midlands. It was a pity that the weather wasn't behaving itself, although it was still more pleasant walking today than it would have been had we been walking in the heat of yesterday (.30 Celsius).
 Paul, Tim and Carol had other commitments later in the day and decided to make their own way back just before lunch.
 The rest of us continued on route and around mid-day the rain stopped and the clouds lifted and we started to get the kind of views we have come to expect on this walk.
 We stopped for lunch on our usual spot overlooking the Eglwyseg Valley, using suitable perches in the  limestone outcrops adjacent to the path. The Sun even came out briefly as we had lunch.
 After lunch we set off on our usual rout across the top of the escarpments, but decided to explore one of the higher paths to avoid one of the more awkward gully paths. This proved a good choice ands probably one we will use again in the future.
 We arrived back at the car, having had a superb walk, despite the initial poor weather, but in reality this walk rarely disappoints.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Skylark, Stonechat, Wheatear, Meadow pipit, Carrion crow, Raven, Common buzzard, jackdaw, Common kestrel and Common blackbird.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pant-yr-Ochain, Gresford, where some of us enjoyed a pint one of of our favourite tipples - Purple Moose's "Snowdonia Ale".

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