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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.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Moel Findeg, Deborah's Well and More 24th November 2016

First view of Moel Famau.
Ceramic art seen on the way to Cholomendy.
The Clwydian Hills seen from Cholomendy.
A Welsh mountain pony trying to hide in Coed y Fedw.
Another Welsh mountain pony, but one that is a little less shy!
An unusual road sign on the outskirts of Maeshafn.
Looking back towards our lunch spot.
Strolling through Tir-y-coed after lunch.
It's always good to see a new stile!
The monkey face of Moel Findeg.
Panorama from Moel Findeg.
Moel Famau from Moel Findeg.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.2 miles. Climb: 1012'.
Time: 5 hours 4 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.6 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Phil.
This was a lovely Autumn day for walking, bright warm sunshine, hardly any wind and just about cold enough to justify keeping fleeces on. The only problem we had today was the fact that the Sun was so low in the sky, much of the morning we were regretting not having a baseball cap with a large peak to shade our eyes from the glare of the Sun! Wearing sunglasses later on helped a little.
 As is our want of late we explored a different path through Coed y Fedw on the way from Cholomendy to Maeshafn, giving us the opportunity to spot a few of the recently introduced Welsh mountain ponies. I wonder if they are appreciating the less harsh environment of the Clwydian Hills, having been relocated from Snowdonia.
 Lunch was taken by the lake in Tir-y-coed, where six convenient tree stumps provided suitable seats and side tables for each one of us.
 As the title of the walk included "Moel Findeg", we decided that we must make the effort to climb to its summit to admire the views in all directions. We were glad to see that we appeared to be having better weather than anyone walking on the Sandstone ridges of Cheshire.
 As we were parked in Cadole we kept to the path on the edge of the wood that went directly from Deborah's Well to Cadole.
 Birds seen or heard today included: Wood nuthatch, European robin, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Common blackbird, Woodpigeon, Canada goose, Common buzzard, Black-billed magpie, Common pheasant and Fieldfare.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Glasfryn, Mold, where I was able to pick up a walk description that we will probably use before the meal on the day of our annual meal together.

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