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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, 15 October 2016

Y Bala and Beyond Llanfor 15th October 2016

The church  of St Mor and St Deiniol t Llanfor.
Llyn Tegid from the rising path East of coed Tai-draw.
warm enough even for Mike to roll his shirt sleeves up, a little at least!
Toy cranes in the window at Ty'n-y-ffridd, but when were they last played with as a toy?
Panorama looking South east.
Panorama from our lunch spot above Ty'n-y-celyn.
The ruins of Ty'n-y-celyn.
Y Bala from the access track to Ty'n-y-celyn.
The Afon Tryweryn from Pont y Bala.
Llyn Tegid from the rugby club path.
The Craig Y Fron Quarry Caves,

The Craig Y Fron Quarry Caves,
Capel Tegid the beneficiary of the Craig Y Fron Quarry Caves, 
Walk stats: Distance: 10.6 miles. Climb: 1059'.
Time: 6 hours 1 minute. On the move walking averageL 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.8 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Mike and Ed.
Approaching Bala in rain, we wondered how long we would have to wait before we would be brave enough to put on our boots and set off.
 However as we turned into the car park the rain stopped and the weather just got better, mainly warm and sunny and nothing more that a gentle breeze.The views today were excellent, particularly to the high peaks above Bala.
 Route finding, especially around Coed Creigiau on the way to Ty'n-y-celyn was a little tricky when our way forward was blocked by a new fence. Thankfully we found a gate that enabled us to get back on track leading to Ty'n-y-celyn.
 Lunch was taken, sitting on the grass with superb views over Ty'n-y-celyn towards Bala and beyond.
After returning to Pont y Bala we set of on the path on the banks of the Afon Tryweryn and on to the road by the Southern end of Llyn Tegid.
 It was at this point that we started to see people. After the climb up to the Golf Club, the descent past the quarry caves was a very pleasant stroll, visiting Capel Tegid and returning to the car past Tomen Y Bala.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Jackdaw, Common blackbird, Mistle thrush, Carrion crow, Herring gull, Wood nuthatch, Black-billed magpie, House sparrow, Mallard, Mute swan, Collared dove, European robin and Raven.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Crown In at Llandegla, where Black Sheep brews were on offer and the locally produced Rosies Triple D cider went down well.
 Overall a very enjoyable day out.

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