All posts by Tony Ellis

Mines and Histories of the Gwydir Forest – 2014

Friday 16th May

Mines and Histories of the Gwydir Forest

A walk through one of Snowdonia’s unique areas, the Gwydir Forest uplands. Discover some of its history and tales, and travel back in time from the lead mines of the Victorian era, to the Bronze Age remains above Geirionydd Lake.

Sorry no dogs.

Duration: 5 hours

Distance: 7km/4.5m

Meet: 12noon Village Hall, Trefriw. Transport will be provided to the start of the walk at Hafna CP, Nant BH

Start: 12.15pm

Bookings: David Bathers (Text if possible)  07771 801943

Moderate

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Introduction to Geocaching for all – 2014

Friday 16th May

Introduction to Geocaching for all

The aim of the walk is to introduce new-comers to the sport of Geocaching. Those attending will be given a brief talk which will explain how the sport emerged and what happens when you go Geocaching.

We will then head off to investigate some local caches.  We will locate these by means of pre-programmed GPS units, which the leader will provide. We will also be using maps and solving the puzzles.

We will start the walk with fairly easy caches on flat land, progressing to more difficult caches as we go.

Program will be adapted to suit the abilities and fitness levels of the group.

This will be ideal for all, not so much a walk as a treasure hunt!

Duration: 2 hours

Distance: 5.5km / 4miles

Meet: 12.45pm, Village Hall, Trefriw

Start: 1.00pm

Bookings: 01758 760652  Email:  enquires@geocachingwales.co.uk

Easy / Moderate

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A Walk for Health – 2014

Friday 16th May

A Walk for Health

A gentle stroll along Gowers Road to the Suspension bridge over the River Conwy and return enjoying views of the Conwy Valley and surrounding hills.

This walk is a great way to try out walking for the first time, or just come along and meet new people.

Suitable for prams and wheel chairs.

Duration: 1 hour

Distance: 3km/2m

Meet: 10.45am Trefriw Village Hall

Start: 11.00am

Bookings: No bookings required

Easy

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NB This ticket is a test ticket for 2016. This walk is not available

Discovering the Past on the Hills above Trefriw – 2014

Friday 16th May

Discovering the Past on the Hills above Trefriw
This walk will follow woodland and upland paths to historical sites on the hills above Trefriw.  It will include Tyddyn Wilym the birthplace of the bard Gwilym Cowlyd; a deserted Chapel; the remains of the Medieval village of Ardda; an abandoned Sulphur mine; and a working farm water wheel. On a fine day there are stunning views of the Conwy Valley and Snowdonia.

Some steep paths and uneven ground. Please bring a packed lunch, walking boots and waterproofs.

Duration: 6 hours

Distance: 11km/7miles

Meet: 9.45am in Village Hall, Trefriw.

Start: 10am

Bookings: Karen and Jim Black; 01492 640329  Email. brynhafod@hotmail.co.uk

Moderate / Strenuous

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A Woodland Dog Walk – 2014

Thursday 15th May

A Woodland Dog Walk Bring your dog (on a lead) and together explore the upland tracks of Coed Creigiau in the company of a Forestry Ranger. The woods rise sharply out of Trefriw so some paths are steep. Lovely views of lakes and mountains at the top.

Strong shoes or boots advised

Duration: 2 hours

Distance: 3.6km/2.5m

Meet: 5.45pm Gowers Road car park.

Start: 6pm

Bookings: Gareth Jones
gareth.g.jones@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Easy/Moderate

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Lost and Found – a Map Reading and Navigation Workshop – 2014

Thursday 15th May

Lost and Found – a Map Reading and Navigation Workshop

The content of these workshops will be determined by the needs of the participants.  If you would like to join us, talk over what you would like to do with the Walk Leader so that you can be allocated to one or other (or both!) of the workshops.  Topics to be covered could include route planning, basic map reading, grid references, contour interpretation, use of the compass, pacing and timing.

The sessions will begin with a short presentation on the topics chosen, followed by a walk of 3-5km (2-3miles) in the Trefriw area to put theory into practice.

Duration: Workshop 4 hours  (including 2 hour walk)

Distance: 3-5km/2-3m

Morning Session: Meet at 8.45am for a 9.00am start, Village Hall, Trefriw.

Afternoon Session: Meet at 12.45pm for a 1.00pm start, Village Hall, Trefriw.

Bookings: Peter Collins 01492 680353.
If leaving a  message please give a landline number on which you can be reached

Easy/Moderate 

Notes: Boots are essential. Numbers are limited.

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

Dams and Turbines, a Bothy by the Black Lake and …. the voices of DULYN! – 2014

Thursday 15th May

DAMS, TURBINES, a Bothy by the Black Lake and … The Voices of DULYN!

This mountain walk on part of the “high Carneddau” will take us past the sight of a dam that was breached, turbines that feed the national electricity grid, and a rugged marsh that leads to the “black lake” Llyn Dulyn.

Magically we find a cute highland bothy where we will stop for lunch (please bring food and drink), and then clamber near the lake edge and up a steep miner’s path. Here we find yet another mysterious lake Melynllyn and so gaze across its majestic waters below Carnedd Llewellyn and Foel Grach. We then meet the broad path that leads us to our starting point with tantalising views of Pen Llithrig y Wrach – a truly magical Snowdonia Classic Adventure.

Mountain walking clothes and boots essential.

Duration: 7 hours (6 hours walking)
Distance: 9.5km/6m

Meet: 9.45am at the Village Hall, Trefriw. Transport will be provided to the start of the walk.

Start: 10am

Bookings: David Bathers 01492 622493

Moderate to strenuous

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