Cwm Idwal – A very special place

Saturday 18th May, 2019

Cwm Idwal – A very special place

Join us on a visit to Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve and discover why this place is so unique.

This walk will visit some of the arctic-alpine plant communities that make this site so famous, as well as many other aspects of this magnificent site’s geology, management and human and natural history. Threats and possibilities will be discussed, and there will be plenty of time to enjoy the views and soak up the atmosphere.

(Pete’s very modest, but this is a chance to walk with an expert who knows where to find rare stuff, including the Snowdon Lily.)

Duration:  All Day. Please bring a packed lunch, plenty to drink, and clothing and footwear for the upland environment. Binoculars and hand lenses, if you have them, may also be of use.

Distance:  No more than 5 miles / 8 km

Grade and suitability: moderate, but participants need to be comfortable walking over, at times, steep and very uneven ground away from paths in an upland environment.

Meet: 8.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) for transport via car share, or, if the Village Hall repairs are not completed in time, meet at Peniel Chapel, LL27 0JL, just a minute’s walk up the road opposite the hall.
Note – if we find that some participants are coming from the opposite direction to Trefriw, we will likely contact you and suggest meeting you at Ogwen at 9.15, if you’d prefer.

Walk Leaders: Pete Kay (mountain leader and site expert) and Linda Roberts (Snowdon volunteer warden)


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

Booking:  To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

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