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.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Walks and Dates March 2017

Updated 19th March 2017. 
The Walk for Thursday 23rd March has been changed.
Thursday 2nd March
Caer Drewyn, Pen-y-Pigyn and an on to Cynwyd
Distance: 8 miles; Climb:1120'.
Start: Corwen centre car park next to the Public Convenience. Grid Ref: SJ080435.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This walk combines to walks from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Llangollen and the Dee Valley".
The first part of the walk climbs South out of Corwen to the viewpoint and mast on Pen-y-Pygyn, where we should get some good views  over the Dee Valley.
 We will probably have lunch near Llangar Church, when we will decide if we want to complete the section towards Cynwyd.
 The visit of Caer Drewyn is described as enchanting and the second walk as being a delightful walk through the wooded hillside above Corwen and concludes with lovely walk alongside the River Dee.
 Lat time we attempted this walk, torrential rain set in just after lunch and we went straght back to the Corwen after having lunch at Llangar Church. Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us this year.
Saturday 4th March 2017.
Around Anglezarke Reservoir and More.
Distance: 8-11 miles. Climb: 800!
Start:Car park and picnic site, Rivington Park Lower Barn. Grid ref: SD628138.
Leave Chester 8-30 a.m.
This walk is based on a walk from Terry Marsh's book "Fifty Classic Walks in Lancashire". His part of the walk is described as being on generally good paths and tracks, but can be muddy! The extensions will result in the whole walk going past 5 reservoirs. It will probably be worthwhile bringing binoculars with you.
The route includes White Coppice and Healey Nab.
Thursday 9th March 2017.
Moore Nature Reserve and Appleton Reservoir.
Distance: 10 miles; Climb:400'
Start:car park at Moore Nature Reserve, Lapwing Lane, Moore. Grid ref:SJ577855.
After exploring the Moore Nature Reserve we will head South and explore to make explore the Appleton reservoir and Hillcliffe areas before returning along the canal to Moore. The overall walk will be about 10 miles.
Saturday 11th March 2017.
A Coastal walk from Llanfairfechan to Aber Ogwen and the Spinnies L.N.R. 
Distance: 10-11 miles. Climb: 200'.
Start: Llanfairfechan Promenade / Coastal car Park. Grid ref: SH679754.
Leave Chester at 07-45 a.m. (Saltney at 08-00 a.m.)
This is essentially a linear there and back walk, but if the tide allows we will walk along the beach on the return route from the Aber Ogwen pic-nic site (lunch spot the last time we did the walk). There should be plenty of birds to see on the coast, and we will probably visit at least one of the four bird hides on the route. Bring binoculars with you if you have them.  High tide at about 10-00 a.m., quite a big one at 30.3 ' / 9.2 m.
Thursday 16th March 2017.
Berwyn Halt, Horshoe Falls, Valley Crucis Abbey ad Coed Hyrdydyn.
Distance: 9 miles. Climb: 1500'.
Start: Llantysilio Green Car Park. Pay and Display (Free to National Trust Members, so don't forget to display badge or Membership Card).
Grid ref: SJ198433.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
To get to the car park, take the A542 Llangollen to Ruthin road. After about 1.5 miles turn left on to the B5103 towards Corwen and Rhewl. After half a mile keep straight on to find the car park on the left hand side. PC block also present, hopefully they will be open this time.
This walk combines two walks taken from Dave Berry's book "Walks Around Llangollen and the Dee Valley". At Llantysilio Green the walk heads for Valle Crucis Abbey across Coed Hyrddyn and heads North before returning to Llantysilio Church The second part of the walk starts with a stroll along the canal to Llangollen before by rising from the River Dee and meanders around a wooded spur above the valley, giving superb views over Llangollen. The walk then drops down to Berwyn Halt, over the river with good views of the Chain Bridge and up the road to the Llantysilio Green Car Park. A scenic walk with excellent views.
Saturday 18th March 2017.
Revidge and Ecton Hill.
Distance: 10-12 miles; Climb:1600'.
Start: Hulme End Car park (Pay and Display) . Grid Ref: SK103592.
Leave Chester 8-00 a.m.
This walk combines two walks from Mark Richard's book "White Peak Walks -Southern Dales". We have done these walks many times under many different weather conditions and conditions underfoot. In fact the Ecton Hill walk relives in our memory as one of the muddiest walks ever, but we now know how to avoid it! These two varied walks allow us to enjoy good views from the tops of Revidge and Ecton Hills finish with a pleasant stroll along the Manifold Valley.
We will probably shorten the walk at some stage to bring it down to about 10 miles.
Thursday 23 March 2017.
Another Pontricket Walk (F and E) Postponed.
having completed this walk last Saturday, I have decided that this walk is one to do in Summer weather conditions.
 I will put this walk on again later in the year, probably in June or July.
Distance: 9 miles; Climb:1600'
Start: Pontricket, Layby, Grid ref: SJ186343.
Leave Chester at 09-00 a.m.

The main Coedyglyn Uchaf walk is described as the highs and lows of the Teirw Valley.  The 6 miles walk as described starts from Pandy, but we will start from Pontricket extending the walk a little. Hopefully we will have the time and energy to extend the walk to include the Pontricket - Tregeiriod loop. this will bring the total distance of the walk to about 9 miles.
New Walk for Thursday 23rd March 2017.
Coed-y-Felin, Moel Ffagnalt and Moel-y-Gaer.
Distance: 9-10 miles. Climb: 1400'.
Start: Coed-y-Felin, Hendre. Grid ref: SJ196678.
Leave Chester at 09-00.
This walk combines two walks taken from Dave berry's booklet " Walks Around Holywell and Halkyn Mountain.
It is a few years since we ast walked from this from Coed-y-Felin. The main walk explores the varied countryide between the Wheeler Valley and and Halkyn Mountain, whilst the extenions explores Moel Ffagnalt and the area around Rhes-y-cae.Weather pemitting we can expect good views from both Moel ffagnallt and moel-y-Gaer.
Saturday 25th March 2017.
Beaumaris and Penmon.
Distance:13 miles. Climb: 800'.
Start: The car park on the left just past Beaumaris Castle. Grid ref: SH609762.
Leave Chester 8-00a.m.
This walk combines one walk from Carl Roger's book "Coastal Walks Around Anglesey - Volume 1" with a walk from his book "Coastal Walks Around Anglesey - Volume 2" .  We enjoyed these walk when we last did it in March 2007.  High tide is at 08-30,  and is only 8.3 m (27.7') so hopefully it will be possible to walk along the beach for the first part of the walk.  This is a good and varied walk, passing Penmon Priory and the site of Castell Aberlleiniog.
 We will probably shorten the walk after reaching Penmon, where we will probably have lunch.
Thursday 30th March 2017.
A Clwydian Trio.
Distance: 9 miles; Climb:1900' '.
Start: Pentre-celyn car park . Grid ref: SJ150534.
The car parking area is on the left adjacent to the sign for Pentre-celyn, just off the B5429.
Leave Chester 9-00 a.m.
This is another walk by Debbie Hamilton and is taken from the "Walking" magazine. This walk includes the section of Offa's Dyke Path goes near Moel y Plas, Moel Gyw, Moel Llanfair and Boncyn y Waen-grogen. Her walk starts from Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, but we will start at Pentre Celyn about half a mile beyond Graigfechan.

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