About Me

When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Thursday 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 Thursday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, and usually about 8 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.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Pengwern Vale, Barber Hill and the Vivod Estate

29th March 2007

Walks Stats:

Distance: 9.85 miles (12 miles)

Climb: 2470' (3000')

Time: 5 hours 20 minutes (6 Hours)

Walking average: 2.7 mph (2.7 mph +?)



Group: Martyn, Richard, Michel, Gordon, Tim, Celia, Fran, Tito, Dave J and Sylvia.

The walk started off in dull cool conditions, but by the time that we had reached Pengwern Vale it had started to brighten up, and the walk finished in glorious sunshine. The only blemish was the fact that The Sun Inn was closed! However The Corn Mill was on better form providing the group with suitable liquid refreshment, Butter Tubs being the favourite, although Taffy's Tipple was also good.
The walk provided excellent views of the Eglwyseg and Trevor Escarpments.



On the way to the not so delightful lunch spot!


Tito, Fran and Richard. Did I get the bird?


Thursday, 29 March 2007

Mystery Pictures

April: Week 2

Where?


Week 1: April 2007






When? 15th March




Where? Velvet Hill (Coed Hyrddyn)




What was the name of the walk? Valle Crucis and Coed Hyrddyn.

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Beaumaris and Penmon.


Lunch on the rocks!




Puffin Island from Penmon Point 24th March 2007






Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and Trevor Hall Wood


A climb that we did't expect. 22nd March 2007

Dates and Walks March 2007








Saturday 31st March 2007

Carmel Head, Church Bay and and Ynys y Fydlyn

Distance: 10 miles. Climb: More than you think!

Start: Church Bay car park. Grid ref: SH301926

Carl Rogers claims these walks allow us to see some of the finest and wildest coastal scenery on the island. Bring your binoculars.

Start points.Leave Chester at 8-00 a.m. and meet in the car park at Church Bay.

To get to the car park, take the A55 road as far as Valley. At Valley take the A5 and then right on to the A5025. Follow the A5025 as far as Llanfaethlu. Here turn left and follow the signs for Church Bay. There is free parking next to the Beach Cafe. W.C. there also! Weather forecast at the moment seems good!





Good news from the Britannia. New opening hours from the 2nd April are 12 noon to 11-00 p.m.


Just in time since we have just about run out of new walks in the Llangollen area!

Thursday 29th March

Pengwern Vale and More

Start: Llangollen longstay car park. Grid ref:SJ213421

To get to the car park, go over the bridge towards the centre of Llangollen and take the first road right that is signposted car aprk. The car park is straight ahead as the road bends left. The entrance is adjacent to a scout/cadet hut.

Dave Berry describes the first walk as exploring the less well known area South of Llangollen overloking Pengwern Vale. It gives superb views and glimpses of the Ceiriog Valley.The extension is part or all of a walk that some of us did on a glorious sunny day with snow on the ground.