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Friday 15th May, 2020

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We’ll be back in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

Meet:  10.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  name1 and name2


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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.

Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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A Short Mindfulness Walk

Friday 17th May, 2019

A Short Mindfulness Walk  (afternoon)

Join us for a yogic and meditative walk to connect with self and the natural world. We will meet at Trefriw Village Hall for a car share to Betws-y-coed (4.5 miles away).

The walk itself will last about 2 hours, starting near Miners’ Bridge, then going into the forest and on to visit a yurt before returning to Miners Bridge for a car share back to Trefriw.

Whilst this walk is the shortest in the Walking Festival, its effect could be powerful.

Duration: about 2 hours.

Distance: about 2 miles / 3 km

Grade: Easy, leisurely

Meet: 1.15 p.m.  at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) to then car-share to Betws-y-coed (4.5 miles from Trefriw)
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.

Walk Leaders: Gwen Parri and Pam Boyd


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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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Two Lakes Loop

Sunday 19th May, 2019

Two Lakes Loop

Join us for the walk that attracts many visitors to Trefriw – the classic round of Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Geirionydd. From Trefriw we ascend past the Fairy Falls and onto the edge of Gwydir Forest. Gwydir Forest was mentioned in written texts at least 500 years ago, and we’ll certainly witness some of its history, passing old mine works, the infamous Klondyke mill and the monument to the bard, Taliesin.

The views at both lakes are great.  After completing our loop of the two lakes we’ll head back to the Trefriw, and if the seasons are kind to us, we’ll take in the vast and stunning field of bluebells as we return to the village.

We’ll be back in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

Meet:  10.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
or, if the Village Hall repairs are not completed in time, at Peniel Chapel, LL27 0JL, just a minute’s walk up the road opposite the hall.

Walk Leaders:  Cate Bolsover and Mike Bolsover


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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The Dawn Chorus

Saturday 18th May, 2019

The Dawn Chorus

Enjoy the dawn chorus on an early morning walk in and around the edges of the Gwydir Forest with some local bird watchers. While walking a loop that includes woodland and riverbank, learn how to identify birds by their song.  We will be going at a leisurely pace, though there will be some rough and short steep sections. The ground may be wet in places. Good boots and binoculars recommended.

There’ll be a hot drink waiting for us on our return, and we’ll be back in sufficient time for you to attend another walk, if you wish!

Duration:  Early morning, 2.5 hours.

Distance:  about 3 miles / 5 km

Grade:  Easy/moderate, and leisurely

Meet:  6.15 a.m. (i.e. early!) in the main car park in Trefriw (LL27 0JH, SH781631) (opposite the Woollen Mill)

Leaders:  Joan Prime and Alan Young


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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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Pot Luck Walk (Fri.)

Friday 17th May, 2019

Pot Luck Walk

Every year some people find that their first choice of walk is fully booked, which is frustrating for walkers and leaders alike. However, people often drop out at the last minute, so please come along on the day and take POT LUCK !

You will have 3 choices:

      1. Join one of our published walks which has spaces free at the last minute
      2. Take a self-guided walk which we will help you select from our Trefriw Trails series of printed walks
      3. Take the new self-guided, printed Legends Trail, launched in 2017

Duration:     Suitable for the group.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:     Suitable for the group

Meet:    from 9.00 a.m. onwards  at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
or, if the Village Hall repairs are not completed in time, at Peniel Chapel, LL27 0JL, just a minute’s walk up the road opposite the hall.

Although there is no need to book a ticket for this event, our general terms and conditions still apply, so please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

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Pot Luck Walk (Sat.)

Saturday 18th May, 2019

Pot Luck Walk

Every year some people find that their first choice of walk is fully booked, which is frustrating for walkers and leaders alike. However, people often drop out at the last minute, so please come along on the day and take POT LUCK !

You will have 3 choices:

      1. Join one of our published walks which has spaces free at the last minute
      2. Take a self-guided walk which we will help you select from our Trefriw Trails series of printed walks
      3. Take the new self-guided, printed Legends Trail, launched in 2017

Duration: Suitable for the group. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:   Suitable for the group

Meet:  from 9.00 a.m. onwards at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
or, if the Village Hall repairs are not completed in time, at Peniel Chapel, LL27 0JL, just a minute’s walk up the road opposite the hall.

Although there is no need to book a ticket for this event, our general conditions still apply so please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

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Pot Luck Walk (Sun.)

Sunday 19th May, 2019

Pot Luck Walk

Every year some people find that their first choice of walk is fully booked, which is frustrating for walkers and leaders alike. However, people often drop out at the last minute, so please come along on the day and take POT LUCK !

You will have 3 choices:

      1. Join one of our published walks which has spaces free at the last minute
      2. Take a self-guided walk which we will help you select from our Trefriw Trails series of printed walks
      3. Take the new self-guided, printed Legends Trail, launched in 2017

Duration: Suitable for the group. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:   Suitable for the group

Meet:   from 9.00 a.m. onwards at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
or, if the Village Hall repairs are not completed in time, at Peniel Chapel, LL27 0JL, just a minute’s walk up the road opposite the hall.

Don’t forget our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

 

Although there is no need to book a ticket for this event, our general conditions still apply, so please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

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Snowdon Earlybird – 2019

Friday 17th May, 2019

Snowdon Earlybird

Over the years we’ve met a lot of people who confess they’ve never walked up Snowdon – but really want to!  Well, here’s your opportunity, in the company of a couple of Snowdon Volunteer Wardens who know pretty much everything there is to know about the mountain.  We’ll be leaving fairly early, ascending via the Pyg Track so that we get to the summit before it gets too busy, then our descent will be via the Miners’ Track.

Our minibus will take us to Pen-y-Pass, and bring us back afterwards.

(Note that whilst we are anticipating that the summit cafe and toilets will be open, if there are high winds trains will not run to the summit, so the building will not be open.)

Remember that it can be cold at altitude, even in May.  And wet too. Full water/windproofs, plenty of warm clothing, and good mountain boots (preferably with ankle suport and good tread) are essential.

Duration: All Day.  Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

Distance: 8 miles / 13 km

Grade: Strenuous high mountain

Suitability:    Fit, experienced walkers. You must be ready for well over 2 hours of continual ascent. This is no walk in the park (well, strictly speaking it is, of course!)

Meet: 8.00 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
or, if the Village Hall repairs are not completed in time, at Peniel Chapel, LL27 0JL, just a minute’s walk up the road opposite the hall.

Walk Leaders: Linda Roberts (Snowdon Volunteer Warden) and Tony Ellis (Volunteer Warden and Snowdon author)



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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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Dolgarrog Disaster – 2019

Friday 17th May, 2019

Dolgarrog Disaster

This walk heads out of Trefriw up over Cefn Cyfarwydd, the hill behind the village, to the Cowlyd valley.  A steep walk to begin with, but with some stunning 360° views of Snowdonia and the coast. We will the cross in front of the Cowlyd dam and up over the shoulder of Moel Eilio to remote Cwm Eigiau and Llyn Eigiau and its dam. It was the breaching of this dam which caused the disaster in 1925. We will then follow the course of the floodwaters along the old trackbed of the Eigiau Tramway back to Dolgarrog, passing Coedty reservoir, high above the village, before following the waterfalls down to Dolgarrog and visiting the memorial there. We’ll return to Trefriw on our minibus.

Please remember that it can be cold in the foothils of the Carneddau mountains, even in May, so make sure you’ve got warm, waterproof clothing, and good footwear.

Duration:  All Day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 10.5 miles / 17 km

Grade:  Moderate/Strenuous, with some steeper uphill sections, particularly at the beginning where the first 3/4 mile has some 800ft of ascent.

Meet:  9.00 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
or, if the Village Hall repairs are not completed in time, at Peniel Chapel, LL27 0JL, just a minute’s walk up the road opposite the hall.

Walk Leaders:  Nigel Thomas and Idris Bowen


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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