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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.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Rowen, Llanbedr-y-cennin and Caerhun 25th June 2016

Our first views of Tal-y-Fan.
Looking down the Tafolog Valley towards Rowen and the Conwy Valley.
Anothe view of the lower Carneddau Foel Lwyd and  Tal-y-Fan.
Navelwort / Wall pennywort - identified by Celia.
A close up of Foxglove.
Celia entering the "tree tunnel" near Waun Fechan.
The Conwy Valley from the slopes of Pen-y-Gaer.
Unusual figures in a garden just outside Llnbedr-y-Cennin.
In fact it is in bronze resin depicting The Last Supper  by Peter Barnes (Figurative Sculptor).
If you want to view it as it should be seen go to www.pete-sculptor.co.uk and view his gallery.
Caerhun Church
Walk stats: Distance: 10.5 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Time: 7 hours 0 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Celia.
A warm sunny day on the cards, but with the prospect of rain at times. Thankfully it mid afternoon when it started to rain, but had stopped before I had time to put on my waterproofs.
 Overall this was a varied walk with delightful views towards the Conwy valley and lower hill tops.
 The challenge today was the vibrant bracken, stinging nettles and long grass going to seed, many of which attached themselves to our socks.
  Lunch was taken along side the Afon Roe whee we took advantage of  some convenient stones to take the weight off our feet.
 After passing the ancient church of at Caerhun, we decided to take the most direct route back to the car and used the minor roads back to Rowen. Birds seen or heard today included: Common blackbird, House sparrow, Raven, Common buzzard, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Rook, European robin, Goldfinch, Winter wren, Meadow pipit, Stonechat and Little egret.
 We arrived back at the car, thankful to be able to sit down and take the weight off our feet at the end of an enjoyable seven hour walk, but still feeling the reminder of our failure to avoid contact with the stinging nettles.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn, where Cheddar Valley cider was the order of the day.

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