Moel to Moel

This weekend our chair, in her last event in that role, lead us on a 6 mile walk from Cilcain up to Moel Fammau and along to Moel Arthur. When I say ‘lead’ someone else had done the walk before so told us where to go and she had someone else carry the map for her but it was her idea! And what a glorious day we had for it!

We met at 11 and after an hour waiting for various stragglers to find us set off from the village (starting next to the pub: it was a circular walk (can you see where I’m going with this?)) and through fields of lambs to the first hill. It was lovely so we stopped a few times and decided to go to the top of Moel Fammau for lunch. We rested again there and had our lunches before strolling along the ridge to look across at Moel Arthur. As it was so nice we walked up that hill too and on reaching the village again stopped at the pub.

Hope to see you soon at a future event, we’ll be in Llangollen next weekend and our next weekend away is Derwentwater in May.

William (p.s. there are more photos in the member’s area)

The walk we did was:
http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/wps/wcm/connect/9552d500495452de8b10ef71e225a0af/Rural_walks_22_moel_arthur_cilcain.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

from a book of walks which can be downloaded for free from:
http://www.flintshire.gov.uk/wps/portal/english/services?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/web+content/flintshire/english/services/100006/200029/countryside+-+rural+walks

Our start point:

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Llangollen

Well, another busy weekend:
 
Walk to Horseshoe Falls, Nov 09Llangollen, Nov 09
Thanks to Jo for organising the trip to Llangollen where a few of us went walking in the rain to Horsehoe Falls (by which time it had cheered up a bit (there are pictures in the members area for those of you who are interested)).  We stopped for a very nice £5 pub lunch on the way back along the canal at the Chain Bridge Hotel *; finishing our trip off with a bit of Christmas shopping in the craft store in town.
 
A group of members also went to see Men Who Stare At Goats at Cheshire Oaks and more of us will be out at the pub later tonight.
 
The Christmas Ball has sold out (we had to buy extra seats to fit you all in!).  Don’t forget though that you can still buy raffle tickets for our charity raffle so please do.
 
The diary is now open for December and January for our social club so now would be a good time to put an event on in Chester, Cheshire or North Wales…
 
*Random fact for the day: The first chain bridge at that point was built by Exuperius Pickering in 1814.
 
 

Birthdays & Bat For Lashes

Juergen's birthday (Wrexham) YeahSayer - O2 Liverpool Bat For Lashes - O2 Liverpool Sunday lunch at The Raven Inn

 Juergen’s birthday (Wrexham) ~ YeahSayer – O2 Liverpool ~ Bat For Lashes – O2 Liverpool ~ Sunday lunch at The Raven Inn

We have so many birthdays this month and as a result we have a clash in events tomorrow

C* celebrated her birthday last Saturday.
Today it’s K*’s and A*’s birthday so many happy returns!
Saturday it’s R*’s (I think!)
Sunday it’s J*’s.
Next weekend it’s A*’s and J*’s.
Plus later in the month it’s E*’s, C*’s and S*’s.
Apols if I have missed anyone out
  
Anyway,
  
 K* is celebrating hers tomorrow at the Ruan Orchid restaurant in Chester (Friday 9th October).
If you are attending you should have contacted her on by the 1st!
  
Also,
J* is celebrating his birthday tomorrow (Friday 9th October) at the Chicago Rock in Wrexham (35 Brook Street, LL13 7LH) at 9pm.
If you are joining him please contact him.
 
Plus J* and G* are meeting at The Raven Inn, a community rub pub for Sunday lunch and a hour’s stroll around the area.  Hopefully I’ll see you there, 
  
Thanks and Regards,
 
Amanda

Rhoscolyn

Rhoscolyn, Sept 09A big thank you goes out to Emma who organised a weekend away in Anglesey and managed to pick a weekend that was perfect with wall to wall sunshine for the whole time.

We all arrived on Friday night and relaxed after a hard week at work and we were all up ready and raring to go on the Saturday. Trustworthy Graham took the lead and directed us on a scenic walk along the coastal path. One group took the easy shorter option via the pub and the more adventerous continued. We all then met on the beach and the brave ( or dare I say stupid ) ones managed to go swimming in the ice cold sea. All I can say is that Graham did a very good impression of Daniel Craig!!!

The evening was spent recovering from our day with fish and chips and a bit of drink. Again no rest for the wicked as Sunday we divided up into 2 groups and some ventured off to Aberfraw to catch some rays and exercise those legs and then some got into their kayaks to see the delights of Anglesey coastline from a different angle. Hopefully everyone who went will say that they had a fab time and now we all know who William Booth is! Do you?

Rhoscolyn, Sept 09Rhoscolyn, Sept 09Rhoscolyn, Sept 09

(There are more photos in the members area.)

Wye canoe trip & Chester cycle race

Thanks to Aidan for organising the canoe trip, there are some photos in the members area now for those who want to see them 😉

I have also shared my photos from Tuesday of the cycle race around Chester so check those out too.

Messing about on the river at Symonds YatCycle race June 2009Cycle race June 2009

If you have any more photos for me please let me know and I’ll share those with everyone else.

I’ve also added a Tag Cloud: What do you think?

William