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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, 8 September 2017

Llansannan 7th September 2017

Heading North East from Llansannan.
On the track through Coed Mawr.
Crossing the Afon Deunant on the footbridge East of Penglogor
The view across the Afon Deunant Valley.
looking East towards Mynydd Tryfan.
The new bridge over the Aled near Ponty Nant, South of Llansannan.
The Memorial in the centre bof Llansannan.
A second memorial in Llansannan.
Walk Stats: Distance: 8.2 miles. Climb: 1130'.
Time: 4 hours 30 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.8 m.p.h. 
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel Jim. David S, Mike and Ed.
We had a late start today as the A55 was closed in both directions between Halkyn and Caerwys, so our route to Llansannan had to be modified.
 The morning stated well and we set off in pleasant sunshine, but alas it only lasted until about 13-00 and from then on there was always a dampness in the air. However it was never enough to force me to put on waterproofs.
  Although we have done this walk several times before, we missed one turning, but  managed to carry on and rejoin the described route at the footbridge East of Penglogor.
 The morning walk had been quite a pleasant stroll and we decided to take an early lunch just south of Penglogor as it was still dry and we anticipated rain arriving soon.
  The woodland path on the East side of the Afon Aled is quite a delightful approach to to Llansannan from the South.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Barn swallow, Goldfinch, Common buzzard, Eurasian jay, Robin (dead) and Chiffchaff (dead).
 Overall an enjoyable walk, despite the weather not being at its best.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn, where locally brewed Blue Bell Bitter and Wicked Bee Cider were sampled.

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