- Walk from Llannefydd
This is a walk of about 10 miles from the village of Llannefydd, near Denbigh in the beautiful Elwy valley. We start from the centre of the village at 10.30- please aim to arrive in plenty of time, park in the village car park and make yourself known to the walk leader, Gareth. Allow up to an hour if you are coming from Wrexham or Chester: set your satnav to the Hawk and Buckle (LL16 5ED). Attendance is free but if you have not been with the group before please take time to read about us. Wear adequate footwear and clothing and bring sufficient food and water for the day. Please note we do not allow dogs on walks or young children.
- Evening walk from Bwlchgwyn
This Thursdays walk will start at the War Memorial, Bwlchgwyn, Wrexham, located at the northern end of the village on the bend of the A525. Coming from Wrexham on this road you will see the Kings Head pub, Bwlchgwyn (sat nav LL11 5UT) on your left, a little further along the road on your right is the war memorial. It is free to attend but if you have not walked with us before please take time to read about the group. We do not allow children under 18 or dogs on our walks. Allow up to 30 minutes to get to the start point if you are coming from Chester, slightly less from Wrexham. Aim to arrive in plenty of time to start at 7pm and make yourself known to the walk leader, Gaynor. It is customary to go for a drink at the end of the walk.
- Walk on the Great Orme, Sunday 16 June
The meeting point for Sunday's walk is the West Shore Model Boating Pool in Llandudno on West Parade: http://www.greatorme.org.uk/westshore.html We will begin by walking to the top of the Great Orme for coffee/lunch. We will then walk down towards Llandudno North Shore for great views of the pier. We will finish by walking round the Great Orme on the toll road. The walk is about nine miles in total. Please arrive in plenty of time to start at 11am and bring lunch, water etc. Upon arrival make yourself known to Bernie and Juliet who are leading. If you have not come on a walk with us before please take the trouble to read the description of the group so you understand its aims and objectives. Please note we do not allow dogs or children under 18 on walks.
- Walk from Halkyn, Sunday 9June
Sunday's walk is approximately ten miles long. Parking is available on the rough ground opposite the Bluebell pub in Halkyn - CH8 8DL, from where we will start and no doubt conclude proceedings. The walk will involve some moderate ascent and you should wear suitable clothing/boots and bring a packed lunch. Allow 30 minutes if you are travelling from Chester or Wrexham. Please aim to arrive in time to leave at 11 am and make yourself known to the walk leader Pam. We do not charge for walks but if you like the group we encourage you to join for a modest £10 a year. As its June and only half the year you get a 50% reduction- £5- bargain. That provides insurance for all walks and the opportunity to join a community of the usual types who infest walking groups. Please note we do not allow children under 18 or dogs on walks.
- Walk from Burton (Wirral)
This is a short evening walk of about four miles beginning and ending in Burton from 7pm. Please arrive in good time to leave at 7pm. Allow 20 minutes from Chester, more if coming from Wrexham. Upon arrival make yourself known to Jon, the walk leader. The starting point is the Rake (in the picture) by the single story thatched cottage. The main road, from which the Rake branches off is wide enough for parking. The postcode is CH64 5TL. The walk takes in fields, woodland and the Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. We will go for a drink afterwards, probably at the nearest available, the Wheatsheaf at Ness unless anyone has a better idea. Please note we do not allow children under eighteen or dogs.
- Walk in and around the Wych Valley
The walk explores the border country around the Wych valley, near Malpas. There is little ascent and descent so it is quite a good walk to come on if you have not done this sort of thing before. What we do on the day will depend upon the weather and how we feel. It will probably be eight-nine miles but can be shortened if its wet. The starting point is on the verge opposite/ near Wallgrove Forge, Lower Wych (SY14 7LB) at 10.30. Please allow 30-40 minutes from Chester or Wrexham and aim to arrive in good time before 10.30. Upon arrival make yourself known to the walk leader, Jon. Its a bit tricky to find without a satnav. Take the B1530 south of Farndon through Shocklach, Threapwood and Tallarn Green. Then head towards Lower Wych. When the road gets to what l can only describe as Zimbabwean standard you are nearly there. The Wych valley is quite deeply incised and historically has been unsuitable for agriculture so has traditionally been coppiced for hazel. That and the lack of footpaths (and hence disturbance) makes it an ideal habitat for dormice. We will not see any but you can imagine them all furry and cute, just waiting to be eaten, as the Romans (who introduced them) did. There are a number of pub options after the walk, including the Bull at Shocklach, the Queens Head at Tallern Green and the Cholmondley Arms in Malpas. The main reason for doing the walk is that l do not really know the area so if anyone has good information, we will all be interested to hear. Please note we do not allow children under eighteen or dogs.
- Evening walk from Poulton
The walk is about four miles long on level ground. It doesn't look anything like the picture but Timeteam went to Poulton a few years ago on account of a lot of interesting skeletons. Poulton is a small hamlet accessed from the old Chester/Wrexham road (B5130). Its 10-15 minutes from Chester or Wrexham, just north of Pulford. There are two turn offs: on your left if coming from Chester, on your right if coming from Wrexham - so if you miss the first one, take the second. Drive until you reach Poulton- its a mile or two (and a right turn) and then park where the road ends. For those who cannot live without a satnav its CH4 9EE. We will aim to get back before 9 and go for a drink. We do not charge for walks but if you think the group suits you, annual membership is £10, half rate from June of £5. Bargain. If you want to come please aim to arrive in time to leave at 7pm and make yourself known to Jon the walk leader. Please note we cannot accommodate children under 18 or dogs.
- Clwydian Hills Walk
This is a lovely meander over the hills of Moel y Parc and Penycloddiau, before taking a scenic winding path back to our start point. The walk is ten miles and after climbing the two hills – which are fairly gradual climbs – the walk is level and on good paths with stunning views over the Vale of Clwyd. To round off the day, we’ll have a drink in the (relatively) newly opened Dinorben Arms in Bodfari, which is an excellent pub! We will set off from Aberwheeler at 11am. Aberwheeler is just off the A541 Mold to Denbigh road. From Wrexham, head to Mold and then follow the signs to Denbigh. From Chester, the best way is to get onto the A55 and come off at the Caerwys junction. Follow the road through Caerwys and then at the bottom of the hill (with Afonwen Craft Centre ahead of you) turn right onto the A541 towards Denbigh. Follow the A541 to the village of Bodfari and immediately after passing through Bodfari, turn left. You will arrive in Aberwheeler after about half a mile. There is a bus stop on the left hand side with parking for several cars (no buses run on a Sunday so we should be fine to park there) or if this is full, then turn immediately left, where there is parking by the side of the road. The postcode LL16 4BT should get you close if you are using a Satnav, but don't rely on it to get you to the exact spot! Allow about 40 minutes from Wrexham or Chester. Upon arrival please make yourself known to the walk leader, Pamela. There is no charge for the walk but if you plan to come regularly there is an annual £10 fee. Please refer to our website for further information: https://chesterwalking.org.uk/ Please note that we circulate details of all our events (including some that don't appear on Meetup) via email to our paid up members, most of whom aren't in Meetup. This means that the numbers attending events will be considerably higher than the Meetup numbers would indicate - and this is the reason why our available Meetup places on events are sometimes set on the low side. Please note club rules do not allow dogs or children under 18.
- Evening walk from the Boot Inn, Willington
This is a five mile walk leaving from the Boot Inn at Willington at 7pm. We aim to back by 9pm. Please allow up to 30 minutes from Chester and arrive in good time to leave at 7pm. Upon arrival make yourself known to the walk leader Jon. He is bald, short and boring looking. Please note the club has a policy of not allowing dogs or children under 18 on its walks.