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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

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

 

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

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

 

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.

Trefriw Historical Trail – 2014

Thursday 15th May

Trefriw  Historical Trail 

Two members of the local Historical Society will guide us through the history of Trefriw from its early connections with Llewelyn the Great and his wife Joan, to its heyday serving the wealthy Victorians who steamed up the Conwy to Trefriw to sample the waters of its Roman Spa and to socialise at the Belle Vue Hotel.

Optional extended walk of 2.5km / 1.5 miles to visit Gowers Bridge with splendid views over the Conwy Valley.

Duration: 2 hours (3 hours including extension)

Distance: 3km/2miles (5.5km / 3.5 miles including extension)

Meet: 9.45am Trefriw Village Hall

Start: 10.00am

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

Easy/Moderate

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