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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.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Llangernyw and More 22nd October 2016

Waterfall on the Nant Rhan-hir in the grounds of Hafodunos Hall.
A unique waymarker on the woodland path in the grounds of Hafodunos Hall.
The Elwy Valley from Tyddyn Uchaf.
Moel Pentre-wern from the path from Hendre-ddu towards Pen-y-bryn.
Llangernyw from the path from Hendre-ddu towards Pen-y-bryn.
Nearly back at Llangernyw for the first time.
Is this really a buzzard.
Who lives in a home with garden figures like these?
A delightful path heading towards Fron-hyfryd.
On the path we wanted, but it didn't lead to any stream crossing point as it was meant to. 
Panorama looking North of Llangernyw.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.4 miles. Climb: 1194'.
Time: 5 hours 47 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.0 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Ed.
This was probably the best weather conditions that we have for this walk. Cool at first, but soon warming up to "shorts weather"! The path through the grounds of Hafodunos Hall is delightful despite being lined in places with Rhododendrons. 
 On arriving at Hedre-ddu, we decided to take the footpaths leading the Elwy North west of Pont Sylltu and in so doing avoided most of the road described in the route description.
 Lunch was taken on the edge of a small oak woodland leading East from Tyn-y-caeu, and although it wasn't windy acorns were constantly falling around us. On this occasion only Mike suffered a acorn hit!
 Lunch was taken a little on the early side, but we knew that there would be nowhere better for a long time. Basking in the warm bright sunshine made me dig out my sunglasses for what would be their last adventure.
 After passing near Ed's home, we decided to follow the way marked path that headed through woodland towards Fron-hyfryd and Nant and crossing the Afon Gell east of Ty'r felin. Alas despite he way mark directing down to the river, we were unable to find a crossing and ended up taking the alternative path to Henfryn where we picked up the road that would lead us up to Ty'r felin where could continue on our planned route.
 We arrived back at the car a little later than expected, having explored a few paths that we will use again on future walks, more important paths that we will not attempt to use again in the future.
 Birds seen or heard today included: House sparrow, Common blackbird, Dipper, Mallard, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Raven, European robin and Common buzzard.
 Overall a good day, even if my glasses frame snapped in two as I went to take them off in order change my shirt before heading homeward.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell Inn at Halkyn where the Anarchy Brewery's Strait Jacket at 3.6% went down well.

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