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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

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Mynydd Eilian, Point Lynas and More 28th October 2017

Porth Eilian and Point Lynas.
Point Lynas from the path below the Transymynydd Isaf road.
An unusual water tower on the coast North west of Pengorffwysfa.
Viewed from Mynydd Eilian.
At the trig point on Mynydd Eilian.
The first of many flocks of Starlings seen today.
Starlings on power lines near Pen-yr-allt.
The tower on Ynas Dulas.
Ynys Dulas from Porth Helygen near our lunch spot.
Fungi on the Coastal path heading North towards Point Lynas.
Looking North towards Pount Lynas.
Point Lynas lighthouse.
Searching for Porpoise from the view point at Point Lynas.
The Coast looking South east from Point Lynas.
Looking over Porth Eilian towards Point Lynas.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.2miles. Climb: 1749' (Wind assisted GPS reading), in reality about 1000'.
Time: 5 hours 8  minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Ed.
W intended to leave my car at the Pensarn Beach car park, but when we arrived there, we learnt that it was to be closed at 17-00 in preparation for a firework display later on. As it was doubtful that we would get back in time, we moved down the coast and left the car at The Beachcomber car park, Llandulas.
 Almost all the way to Llaneilian, we drove through very light rain, but thankfully it stopped as  we approached our start point.
 The weather all day was overcast, but dry, with a wind that at times was quite strong, but thankfully not cold. In fact it looked as though we had the better of the weather as the main land seemed to be in mist all day.
 Our route took us inland to the highest point of the day, Mynydd Eilian. The views from Mynydd Eilian were superb, and we could see all of our walk ahead of us Even so the unusual water tower on the coast North east of Amlwch stood out. 
 As we headed towards the coast from Mynydd Eilian, we kept on seeing large flocks of Starling, not a common on sight on our walks.
 Other birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Common chaffinch, Common blackbird, Common pheasant, red grouse, Black billed magpie, Eurasian jay, Eurasian curlew, Oystercatcher, Blue tit, Great tit, Long-tailed tit, winter wren and Grey partridge.
 Lunch was taken overlooking Porth Helygen where once again we saw a Grey seal. 
 After lunch as we headed along the Coastal Path towards Point Lynas, the wind picked up a little and by the time we arrived at the lighthouse it could be described as being bracing to say the least.
The Coastal Watch hut was manned and the man on duty pointed out Porpoises just off the coast. He also said that a Gannet could be seen, but we didn't spot them.
 The muddiest path all day was experienced as we climbed from Porthyrychen to Llaneilian church.
 Overall a good a good walk, again a walk that would be equally as good to do in the Summer.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Pilot Boat Inn, Dulas, where the tea went down well (Robinson's brews aren't one o my favourite tipples!) and Ed sampled the Unicorn bitter.

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