All posts by Tony Ellis

Water for the Coast

Friday 18th May, 2018

Water for the Coast

This walk will visit the 4 lake reservoirs in the Carneddau foothills which provide water for the coastal towns and the Conwy Valley. We will be taken by minibus out of Trefriw to Cwm Cowlyd, then walk up to Llyn Cowlyd before heading over the hill to Llyn Eigiau. We then head up to Llyn Melynllyn and Llyn Dulyn, before returning to the Eigiau valley to catch the minibus back. There’s lots of industrial history here too.

This area of the Carneddau foothills is remote. Please ensure that you have warm, waterproof clothing and good boots.

Duration: All Day – 7 hours. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance: 9.5 miles / 15 km

Grade: Fairly strenuous in view of the terrain

Meet: 9.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  TBC


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

 

Booking (on Eventbright) will open on March 15, 2018.

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

Natural History along the Drovers Road

Friday 18th May, 2018

Natural History along the Drovers Road

We will be walking the old Drovers’ Road from Trefriw to Capel Curig, passing through ancient woodlands, past old mining sites and across wild moorland. If time and group allows we will climb the lovely little peak of Crimpiau for (hopefully) spectacular views of Northern Snowdonia.  We will be learning about how the natural and human impacts have moulded and shaped this wonderful landscape as we go.

There will be time for a cuppa at Capel Curig or Plas y Brenin before the minibus brings us back to Trefriw.

Duration:  All day 6 hrs.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  8 miles / 13 km

Grade:  Moderate

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

Walk Leaders:  TBC



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

Bookings open on 15th March.

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

Llyn Elsi

Friday 18th May, 2018

Llyn Elsi

A walk along the riverside at Betws-y-coed, across MIners’ Bridge, then up to pretty Llyn Elsi, partly along the old Roman Road of Sarn Helen. After walking the mile round the lake, we return to Betws-y-coed.

Although Llyn Elsi lies nearly 700′ above Betws-y-coed, the ascent is gentle, then on the way back it’s downhill all the way!

Our minibus will take us to Betws-y-coed, then bring us back at the end of the day.

Duration: All Day – 5 hours. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance: 5.5 miles / 9 km

Grade: moderate

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

Walk Leaders: TBC


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

 

Bookings will open on 15 March 2018.

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

A Short Mindfulness Walk

Friday 18th May, 2018

A Short Mindfulness Walk

A slow hour or so’s meditative walk from Gwydir Uchaf Chapel (2 miles from Trefriw), along the undulating Lady Mary Walk on the edge of Gwydir Forest, a peaceful route offering some good views. There will be a short session of yoga/meditation before and after the walk.

Duration:  2 hours.

Distance:  1.5 miles / 2 km

Grade:  Easy, leisurely

Meet:  x.xx p.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) to then car-share up to Gwydir Uchaf Chapel (2 miles from Trefriw)

Walk Leaders:  TBC


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

 

Booking opens on 15 March, 2018.

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

Views from the High Gwydir

Friday 18th May, 2018

Views from the High Gwydir

This is a great scenic walk in the higher parts of the edge of the Gwydir Forest, with some lovely open views over the surrounding valleys and over to the mountains of northern Snowdonia.

We’ll go by minibus to Gwydir Uchaf (just 2 miles from Trefriw), then the route heads up to Llyn Park, with elevated views over the Conwy valley, then over to Nant BH, from where it’s possible (in good visibility) to spot nine 3000′ peaks. We pass Llyn Bwlch y gwynt and Llyn Glangors, each offering their own views, then back to Trefriw via Llyn Geirionydd and above the Crafnant valley.

Duration: All Day – 6 hours. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance: 8 miles / 13 km

Grade: Moderate, and at a leisurely pace

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

Walk Leaders: TBC


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

 

Booking will open in 15 March, 2018.

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

Sacred Doors

Friday 18th May, 2018

Sacred Doors

A lovely local walk from Trefriw which takes in 3 churches and a chapel, namely Trefriw Church, ancient Llanrhychwyn Church, Gwydir Uchaf Chapel and Llanrwst Church.

From Trefriw we will initially head up through the woods above the Crafnant valley to reach Llanrhychwyn church, before descending on the edge of the forest to Gwydir Uchaf chapel. We will then follow the riverbank into Llanrwst to visit Llanrwst church, then continue by the river back to Trefriw.

Duration: All Day – 6 hours. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance: 7 miles / 11 km

Grade: Easy, at a leisurely pace

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

Walk Leaders: TBC



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

 

Booking will open on 15 March, 2018.

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

Llugwy river ramble

Friday 18th May, 2018

Llugwy river ramble – from Capel Curig to Betws-y-coed

We will initially catch public transport (bus) from Trefriw to Betws-y-coed (20 mins), to then walk upstream to Capel Curig. On this scenic walk we’ll never be far from the river Llugwy, and we’ll pass the Swallow Falls and Tŷ Hyll (the Ugly House – always good for a cuppa).

The walk ends at Plas y Brenin, where we can have a cuppa before catching our minibus back to Trefriw.

Duration: All Day – 5 hours. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance: 6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Grade: Easy/moderate

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

(Fare payable on bus, unless you have a pass)

Walk Leaders: TBC


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk (not available yet).

 

Bookings will open on 15 March, 2018.

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

A choice of 20 walks! Rhywbeth i bawb!