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.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Beddgelert's Eastern Parish Boundary, It's Lakes and Wetlands 17/10/2009

Martyn on Ysgafell Wen, with Celia just in the picture!.
Martyn, dave and Georgie.
Nant Gwynant at the start of the day.

The view from our lunch spot.
A view towards Snowdon.
Nant Gwynant at the end of the day.

Walk stats: Distance:9.2 miles; Climb:2284'.
Time:6 hours 7 minutes; On the move walking average:1.9 m.p.h.; Overall walk average:1.5 m.p.h.
Group:Martyn; Richard, Dave J., and Celia and Georgie the Jack Russell.
What glorious day this turned out to be. Very warm and sunny with hardly any breeze. This was new route for all of us and the ascent was good once we had escaped from the Rhododrendon bushes! The views all day were superb and included Snowdon, the Nantlle Ridge, the Hebog range and Moel Siabod. Lunch was enjoyed at the Eastern most lake of Llynnau'r Cwn with a view of the Nantlle Ridge as a back drop. The high point of the walk was the summit of Ysgafell Wen at just over 2000'. Once we had started the descent, the route wasn't always easy and much boggier than we had anticipated (or hoped!).
Nevertheless we arrived back at the car, thankful that we had been out on this wild part of the Snowdonia National Park on such a glorious day.
Birds seen or heard today included: Robin, Long-tailed tit, Goldfinch, carrion crow, Mallard, Raven, Fieldfare and Redwing.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Pentre Halkyn where the Lees bitter was in fine fettle.

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