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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, 26 November 2017

Bryn Euryn and Around the Little Orme 25th November 2017

The Little Orme as we set off.
The Little Orme from the North side of Creigiau Rhiwledyn.
One of the Grey seals in Porth Dyniewlad.
Another the Grey seal in Porth Dyniewlad.
Porth Dyniewlad.
On Penrhyn Bay beach heading towards Rhos on Sea.
Lunch at Llys Euryn.
Llandudno and the Great Orme from the Northern slopes of Bryn Euryn.
At the trig point on Bryn Euryn.
At the trig point on Bryn Euryn.
The final stages of our walk ahead. Taken from the Western path on Bryn Euryn.
"Go on, tell me how we are going to get through this gate."
Oystercatchers on flooded fields North east of Glanwydden.
Eurasian curlew in fields North east of Glanwydden.
The new lifeboat station the Great Orme as we finished the walk.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.3 miles. Climb: Wind assisted GPS reading 1590', but about 1000' really.
Time: 4 hours 26 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Ed.
We knew that it was going to be a shower day with strong cooling winds, but we didn't anticipate the 30 minute hail storm accompanied by a very strong wind. It happened just as were about to climb to the trig point on Little Ormes Head and was enough to head away and take the path around the North side of Creigiau Rhiwledyn.
 Distant views of Snowdonia did not look very inviting, covered in dark clouds, making us thankful that we had decided to switch the walk.
 Arriving at Porth Dyniewald we saw three Grey seal in the bay, a bonus as we thought that they would probably stay at sea in bad weather.
 Once w had left the beach at Penrhyn Bay, there was a good stretch of road walking through the houses until we reached Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve.
 Lunch was taken in the ruins of Llys Euryn, where Ed bagged the hot seat in the old fireplace.
  After lunch we headed to the summit of Bryn Euryn on the Summit trail path that I have in the past used for descent and used the Western Summit Trail Path to descend. This was a path that I had never used before, but Ed. This was a much better path and will be one that we use whenever we visit Bryn Eurhyn.
 After passing the rugby club, as we approached Glanwydden, we decided to take a footpath across fields, but isn't a path we will use again. The footbridge over the Afon Wydden was so overgrown with brambles that it had become unusable and the adjacent wooden beams of the farm bridge were precariously balanced. Having carefully crossed it once, none of us wanted to repeat the experience again.
 It was as we crossed these very boggy fields that we saw most of the birds seen today. They included: Eurasian curlew, Oystercatcher, Rook, Carrion crow, Moorhen, Black headed gull, Herring gull. Other birds seen included: Great cormorant, House sparrow and Common blackbird.
The rest of the walk was a pleasant stroll along tarmac paths, pavements and a short section on a stoned track. 
 After the hail storm of the morning, the rest of the day was largely dry and pleasantly warm whenever we were sheltered from the wind.
 Overall we had a really good walk, one that will be added to the list of our walks that include the Little Orme.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell in Halkyn, where Wicked Was Cider went down well.

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