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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

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Around The Little Orme and Bryn Euryn 31st March 2018

The Little Orme as we set off from Craig-y-Don.
The tramway that we were happy to miss out today.
Porth Dyniewaid Quarry.
At Porth Dyniewaid.
Porth Dyniewaid - where have all the seals gone, out to sea every one!
Looking towards Penrhyn Bay - rain spot on the lens!
That's why we didn't walk along the beach!
Early lunch at Llys Euryn.
Daffodils on the roadside leading to the village of Glanwydden.
The Great Orme as we headed  for Craig-y-Don at the end of the walk.
Walk stats: Distance: 7.9 miles. Climb: 790'.
Time: 3 hours 55 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. (2.6 m.p.h. on the newest GPS) Overall walk average: 2.0 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Roger and Ed.
This wasn't a classic walk, but a walk in defiance of the weather forecast, a forecast that led to us abandoning our planned Bala walk in the hope that this area would give us a better chance of a walk in which we wouldn't get soaked. Thankfully it did, although the strong Northerly wind did make us choose a route avoiding any tops, so no trig points today!
 Usualy we climb to the top of Little Orme Head, but today we walked around the  South side to approach Porth Dyniewaid through the quarry on the South east.
 No seals today as they have long returned out to sea, but the waves crashing on the rocks/beach at Porth Dyniewaid, this wasn't a place for any living thing to be sheltering by choice.
 The tide was well in and any idea of walking long the beach across Penrhyn Bay was out of the question.
 In fact we had to walk on the South side of the Penrhyn Road to avoid getting wet by the waves crashing over the top of the walled sea defences.
 After a climb from the coast, we arrived at Llys Euryn, and decided this was the best place for lunch, even though it was a little early.
 After following the path around the North side of Bryn Euryn past Colwyn Bay Rugby Club, the rest of our walk was along mainly country lanes, but we didn't mind at least our boots wouldn't get muddy!
 The climb up Derwen Lane through Penrhyn Side was longer and steeper than we would have liked towards the end of a walk, but otherwise it is a route that may be repeated in the future, especially if we are trying to avoid paths with known problems.
 We arrived back at the cars, having had a good walk with very little rain, except for the few spots during the first hour or so.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Carrion crow, Jackdaw, Rook, Oystercatcher, Herring gull, Blue tit, Great tit, Common blackbird, Winter wren, Dunnock, House sparrow, Moorhen and Goldfinch.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed by some at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn, where the Lees Bitter was in excellent condition. It was good to see the Brit busy with diners as well as though that enjoy Lees brews.

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