The exciting part has started – we’re now beginning to put together the walks programme for 2018, some 20 walks full of variety that you’re just going to love. (Please bear in mind, though, that details are subject to change until we finalise the full programme early in 2018. Bookings will open in mid-March.)
2018 is the Year of the Sea in Wales, and we’re hoping to celebrate this with a walk to the sea, and with a couple of other local walks. Did you know that the river Conwy is tidal up to Trefriw? The village has a maritime history (ships were once built here), and prior to the railway reaching Llanrwst and Betws-y-coed in the 1860s, Trefriw Quay shipped vast amounts of slate, timber and metal ore.
The quay continued to be busy with the passenger steamers which came up on high tide, and this continued until World War 2.
Even today, the tides are a contributory factor in the flooding in the valley, something which occurs most winters.