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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

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

A Frodsham Round 3rd January 2018

St Laurence's Church, Frodsham.
At the Memorial on Frodsham Hill.
There's always someone looking for a rest!
Looking over Frodsham toward the Weaver and Mersey.
On the sandstone Trail across Frodsham Hill.
On the sandstone Trail across Frodsham Hill.
Spot the raindrops on the camera lens.
Expecting rain soon.
Crow Mere.
We can see the Weaver and Mersey Estuaries.
Liverpool across the Mersey.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.2 miles. Climb: (GPS 2270' wind assisted reading) nearer 1100' in reality.
Time; 5 hours 16 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger, Phil and Jim.
This was the first of our weekly Wednesday walks, and only four of us braved the windy conditions. We started with the climb to the Memorial on Frodsham Hill, where picked up the Sandstone Trail. This was probably the best section of the walk, despite the muddy condition of the path. In fact we didn't get away from the mud until we reached the Manley Road after lunch.
 Lunch was taken along the Sandstone Trail, just after passing Snidley Moor Wood at a spot sheltered from the wind and unbelievably in Sunshine. We even had a fallen tree trunk to sit on.
 The worst of the mud was to come after lunch on a path that headed Eastward past The Royalty to the Manley Road.
 After our earlier mud experiences, we were reluctant to take any path that crossed muddy fields and ended up following minor roads until we picked up a footpath at the end of the road going West from Crow Mere.
 This path led to Beacon Hill where we followed a path labelled NCW and The Delamere Way until it came out on a road that led to St. Laurence's Church with less than a mile to go to the cars.
 We didn't see many birds today, but those we did included: Common blackbird, Carrion crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Herring gull, Woodpigeon, Great tit, Blue tit and House sparrow.
 Overall an enjoyable walk, especially in the morning, with a little too much road walking in the afternoon, but on this occasion it was probably for the best. after saying goodbye to Phil and Jean, we all headed home. I celebrated our first Wednesday Walk at home with a cup tea with a drop of whisky in it of course!

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