All posts by Tony Ellis

Beneath The Bandages – 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016

Beneath the Bandages

This easy walk with St John Ambulance Incident volunteers (St John Ambulance Cymru/Wales) shows you how to deal with some of those common mishaps when out walking – stings, grazes, twisted ankles. We then return to the Hall for an ‘insider’ look at how to create simulated casualties for National Emergency Incidents with a chance to have a go ourselves.

Duration:        All day     5hrs

Distance:      5km/3mls

Meet:             10.00am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Group size:    12

Suitability:     All ages/families

Leader:   Bernard Owen of ‘Snowdonia Safaris’

St John Ambulance Volunteers: Christine Townley, Michael Evans, Louise Fitzgerald

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

Booking Now Open

Gorge Scramble for Kids – 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016

Gorge Scramble for Kids
Gorge scrambling is a fun filled activity which involves either ascending or descending a gorge up or down water falls, jumps into plunge pools and also slides, in one of the most beautiful and special places in North Wales, either the Afon Ddu or the Llyn Geirionydd Gorge.

All safety equipment will be provided and 5mm wetsuits (please supply your size when booking – S,M,L,XL), helmets and harnesses.

Bring swim suit, towel and old pair of trainers/boots you do not mind getting wet.

Duration: Morning 3.5 hrs + travel time

Distance: km / 2 miles

Meet: 9.00 am start from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) to get your gear, then take mini-bus or cars for short journey to begin the gorge scramble.

Grade: Easy

Leader: Andy Jones director Seren Ventures

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

Sold Out.

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Pot Luck Walk – 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016

Pot Luck Walk- Saturday 

Every year many people find their first choice of walk is fully booked. This is frustrating for walkers and leaders alike, so please come along on the day and take POT LUCK !

You will have 3 choices

  1. Join one of our published walks that have spaces free last minute
  2. Join our Pot Luck Walk: A full-day walk led by someone with local knowledge.
  3. Take a self guided walk which we will help you select from our Trefriw Trail series of printed walks so you can still enjoy your festival day out.

Duration:     Suitable for the group

Distance:     Suitable for the group

Meet:            Saturday am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

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

Gorge Scramble for the Adventurous – 2016

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Gorge Scramble for the Adventurous
Gorge scrambling is a fun filled activity which involves either ascending or descending a gorge up or down water falls, jumps into plunge pools and also slides, in one of the most beautiful and special places in North Wales, the Afon Ddu.

All safety equipment will be provided and 5mm wetsuits, (please supply your size when booking – S,M,L,XL) helmets and harnesses.

Bring swim suit, towel and old pair of trainers/boots you do not mind getting wet.
Duration: Morning 3.5 hrs

Distance: 3km / 2 miles

Meet: 9.00am start from Trefriw Village Hall to get your gear, then take own car or car-share for short journey to  the gorge

Easy/Moderate

Leader: Andy Jones Director Seren Ventures

Please note that there is a Half Marathon running on the morning of the 22nd which is partially routed through Trefriw. Local roads may be closed from 8 am, and although vehicle access will be available to Walking Festival Participants, you are advised to allow extra time for your journey.

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

Trefriw’s Two Lakes – 2015

Friday 15th May 2015

Trefriw’s Two Lakes

A fabulous locals’ walk from the village visiting Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant, through indigenous woodland, past abandoned mines and places of poetry. The walk makes the most of well graded ex-miners tracks. It has a long and a short version; a choice will be made on the day. Led by Mike Raine, author of the  ‘Nature of Snowdonia‘.

Duration: Morning up to 3 hrs.

Distance: up to 10km / 6.6 miles

Moderate

Two Churches and a Chapel – 2015

Saturday 16th May 2015

Two Churches and a Chapel

Full – No More Bookings Please

From the meeting point we will take a minibus to Gwydir Castle and walk back to Trefriw on the hillside above the Conwy Valley. During the walk visits will be made to Gwydir Chapel, Llanrychwyn Church and St Mary’s Church, Trefriw. There are good views of the Conwy Valley and the main Snowdonia ranges.

Duration: All day 5 – 6 hrs walking

Distance: 10km / 6.5 miles

Meet: 10.15am in Trefriw Village Hall to catch minibus to Gwydir Castle

Start: 10.30am

Moderate

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

Discovering Nature around Cors Bodgynydd – 2015

Sunday 17th May 2015

Discovering Nature around Cors Bodgynydd
A walk through and around Cors Bodgynydd Nature Reserve in the foothills of the Carneddau. Discover the special biodiversity of the area and how it is being managed. With an option of a short climb to viewpoints looking back over the reserve with extensive views to the Glyders. A leisurely pace with some rough and short steep sections. The ground will be wet in places. Good boots recommended.

Duration: Afternoon 3 hrs walking

Distance: 15km / 3 miles

Meet: 12.15pm for 12.30pm start from Trefriw Village Hall to car share to Cyffty mine car park (OSGR 772 588)
Start: 12.30pm

Easy/Moderate

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

Woodland Dog Walk – 2015

Friday 15th May 2015

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.
Duration: Evening 2hrs

Distance: 3.6km / 2.5 miles

Meet:

5.45pm in Gower Road car park Trefriw for 6.00pm start

Start: 6.00pm

Easy/Moderate

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