Category Archives: 2014 Archive

Wild Flower Ramble – 2014 Copy

Saturday 17th May

Wild Flower Ramble

A slow circular walk with plenty of stops to admire the array of Spring flowers, wildlife and the views from Coed Creigiau, (the part of the GwydirForest north of the Crafnant Valley and Trefriw Cemetery.

There will be some steep uphill and downhill sections which can be slippery.

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 6km / 4miles

Meet: 1.45pm, Village Hall, Trefriw.

Start: 2.00pm

Bookings: Joan Prime 01492 642605 / 07889 851 300

Easy / Moderate

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

In the Footsteps of the Drovers – 2014

Sunday 18th May 2014

In the Footsteps of the Drovers

Join a Snowdonia National Park Warden for a walk among the mountains from Capel Curig to Trefriw, in the footsteps of the drovers who would have followed the old road along this route. An excellent opportunity to hear the stories of the drovers and    discover more about the wildlife and history of the area.

On return we will be able to join the Cake Fest in the Village Hall.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Distance: 10km / 6 miles

Meet: 9.15am  Gowers Road car park Trefriw. Transport will be provided to start of the walk at Capel Curig.

Start: 9.30am

Bookings: Ceri Hughes 07769 930250 / ceritout@hotmail.com

Moderate

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

Wild Swimming Taster Walk – 2014

Sunday 18th May

Wild Swimming Taster Walk

The walk will leave from Trefriw, and climb up towards Llyn Geirionydd.  The steep climb through the forest should have us working up a good sweat – and make us look forward to a lovely refreshing dip in the lake.

Upon reaching the lake, you can change (discreetly, using the Robie Robes provided) into your swimwear (or wetsuit, provided), and load up your waterproof bag (also provided).  You will then slip into the calm waters of the lake and swim as much or as little as you like. The swim is part of the journey and at journeys end you will be met with the Gone Swimming traditional hot drinks and post-swim cakes .

You must be able to swim confidently but speed and distance is variable.

Please bring warm clothes including hat and gloves. Flip-flops/Crocs are useful for managing stony ground.

Duration: 2 – 3 hours

Distance: 2km / 1.5mile walk, swimming distance optional (less than 1km / 1mile)

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

Transport is provided back to the Trefriw Village Hall from Llyn Geirionydd.

Bookings: Gabby Dickenson 07547 652 821 / Dan Graham 07941 038 568  Email:   info@goneswimming.co.uk

Moderate

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

Under the Gaze of the Witch – 2014

Sunday 18th May

Under the Gaze of the Witch

From the meeting point we will catch buses (pass or fare payable) to the start of this walk at Capel Curig. From here we ascend open moorland above the Ogwen Valley to Llyn Cowlyd, returning to Trefriw via Pen y Craig Gron and the Crafnant Valley.

There are some good views from this walk of the northern Snowdonia ranges.

Sorry No Dogs. Good boots are essential and gaiters are recommended

Duration: 6.5 – 7.5 hours (including travelling time of 1 hour) – Return to Trefriw will be between 3.00pm and 4.00pm

Distance: 14km/8m.  370m / 1200ft of ascent

Meet: 8am Gowers Road car park

Start: 8.15am

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

Strenuous

Note: No dogs on this walk. Parts of the walk are likely to be wet underfoot. Good boots are essential and gaiters are recommended.

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

Wild Flower Ramble – 2014

Saturday 17th May

Wild Flower Ramble

A slow circular walk with plenty of stops to admire the array of Spring flowers, wildlife and the views from Coed Creigiau, (the part of the GwydirForest north of the Crafnant Valley and Trefriw Cemetery.

There will be some steep uphill and downhill sections which can be slippery.

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 6km / 4miles

Meet: 1.45pm, Village Hall, Trefriw.

Start: 2.00pm

Bookings: Joan Prime 01492 642605 / 07889 851 300

Easy / Moderate

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

Woodcraft Walk – 2014

Saturday 17th May

Woodcraft Walk

Come along for a session of ‘woodcraft walking’ for families where, we can discover some of the secrets of bushcraft and den building in the wilds around Trefriw. Sorry no dogs.

Duration: 7 hours

Distance: 5km / 3 miles

Meet: 9.45am, for a 10.00am start, Village Hall, Trefriw

Bookings: Jen Towill 01492 575543 (Monday – Friday) or email jennifer.towill2@conwy.gov.uk

Easy

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

Trefriw Tops – 2014

Saturday 17th May

Trefriw Tops

This walk will take in some of the lesser explored hills that can be reached from Trefriw.

We will follow some mountain paths which will include some steep, rough ground.

If the weather is clear we can enjoy extensive views across the Conwy Valley and Snowdonia.

The ground on this walk is likely to be wet, good boots and gaiters recommended.

Duration: 6 hours

Distance: 14km/9m

Meet: 9.15am Village Hall, Trefriw

Start: 9.30am

Bookings: Jenny Towill 01492 575 543 /Email:  jennifer.towill2@conwy.gov.uk    (Mon – Fri)

Strenuous

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

The Crafnant & Conwy Rivers – A walk for Welsh learners – 2014

Saturday 17th May

The Crafnant and Conwy Rivers  – A walk for Welsh learners

This is a walk for Welsh learners. It gives everyone a chance to practice what they’ve learnt as they walk along the banks of the Rivers Crafnant and Conwy and then visit the historic Church of St Mary, where we discover tales of the Princes of Gwynedd.

Join us at the pub for a post-walk lunch.

Duration: 2 hours

Distance: 5km / 3miles

Meet: 9.45am, Village Hall, Trefriw.

Start: 10.00am

Bookings: Eifion Jones 01745 870656 / 07584 413 400

Easy / Moderate

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