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.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Abergele and Moelfre Isaf 6th April 2017

What am I? 
One of many wooden sculpture in  Pentre Mawr Park.
At the watch tower on Tower Hill.
Moel Famau from Tower Hill.
The Watch tower from the road at Moelfre.
The Watch tower from the road at Moelfre.
At the trig point on Moelfre Isaf.
Snowdonia from Moelfre Isaf starting with Moel Siabod on the left.
Hawthorn just about to bust into blossom.
Heading North on the way back to Abergele.
Ramsons in flower.
Not the most helpful footpath signpost or does it mean the locals have a sense of humour?
A modern stone circle in Pentre Mawr Park.
Walk stats: Distance: 9.0 miles. Climb: 1250'.
Time: 5 hours 17 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.2 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Sue and Michel, Phil, Ed, Mal and Wendy.
This was good day for walking, not too hot and not to cold despite the lack of sunshine and the only cool breeze we experienced was as we approached the trig point on Moelfre Isaf.
 This proved to be quite a varied walk and after a short climb up many steps we arrived at the Watch tower on Tower Hill. This was a good vantage point looking inland towards Moel Famau, but alas the trees blocked any view towards the coast.
 Lunch was taken at Moelfre Isaf a superb spot to take in the Snowdonia vista. We had lunch sheltering from the breeze in one of the many hollows near the trig point.
 After lunch the return route was largely downhill, although we had small climb as we went around the Western edge Pen y graig and Coed Abergele.
 The walk from the coast into the centre of Abergele was made better by Ed showing us the way through part of Pentre Mawr Park, and similarly walking through the park on the way back.
 As ever at this time of the year we saw many Spring flowers including: Wood anemone, Ramson, Bluebell, Primrose, Periwinkle Daisy Dandelion and Celandine, 
 Bird seen or heard today included: Common blackbird, Common coot, Moorhen, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Winter wren, Carrion crow, Common chaffinch, Raven, Jackdaw, Herring gull, Skylark, Meadow pipit, Goldfinch and Common buzzard.
 Once again as we walked along Nant y Creigiau some of the group saw several deer, probably Roe deer they thought.
 Overall a very enjoyable walk celebrated afterwards by sampling the brews on offer at the Bluebell Inn at Halkyn.
 Looking back at earlier blogs, the last time we did the walk in 2010, I was the only one of the group, so both Michel and Sue were right when they said that they had never done this walk before. My memory isn't as good as I thought it was!

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