Category Archives: 2016 Archive

In the Footsteps of The Drovers – 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016

In the Footsteps of the Drovers

A walk between 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.

Duration: 5 hours

Distance: 10km / 6.5 miles

Meet: 9.45am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) for transport to Siabod Cafe to start the walk

Walk Leaders: Dave Prime Cerdded Conwy Walks Leader

+++++++++++  Jim Black Trefriw Historical Society

Grade: Moderate

Please ensure that you have read the booking information and conditions

before you attend any walks.

Booking nearly full on this walk, but please note that Sunday’s Walk “Natural History of Snowdonia”  with Jim Langley follows the same route in reverse, with transport back to Trefriw from Capel Curig. There are still places available.

Betws-y coed to Trefriw – 2016

Friday 20th May 2016

Betws to Trefriw

Travel up the Conwy Valley to Betws by public transport, to start the walk back to Trefriw along a high level route through the Gwydir High Park. Excellent views of the surrounding hills and Snowdonia Ranges, visiting the lakes and historical sites along the route.

Duration : 5 hours

Distance : 10 Km / 6 miles

Meet :   10.10 am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) to catch public transport to Betws

+++++++++++(Fare payable)

Grade : Moderate

Leaders :  John Barber and Dave Prime Cerdded Conwy Walk leader

Suitability:  Anyone who is reasonably fit

Please ensure that you have read the booking information and conditions

before you attend any walks.

Booking now open

Over The Tops – 2016

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Over The Tops

A journey from Capel Curig to Trefriw over the mountain tops, such as Crimpiau, Craig Wen and Creigiau Gleision. Rough terrain, small paths and steep climbs are the order of the day. Back in time for the Cake Fest.

Duration: All day 6 hrs walking

Distance: 13km / 8 miles

Meet: 8.45 am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) for transport to Siabod Cafe to start the walk

Leader: Roger Pierce of rbp.outdoor

Strenuous high mountain

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

Photography Walks x 2 sessions – 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016

Photography Walks x 2 sessions
A walk through woodland, visiting Fairy Falls and the beautiful Geirionydd and Crafnant lakes. Nick Livesey will be on hand to offer expert advice on landscape photography and answer any questions about the history and geology of the area.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Distance: km / 5 miles

Leader: Nick Livesey Professional mountain photograper

Grade: Moderate

Morning Session
Meet: 8.45 am  at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Booking now open


Afternoon session
Meet: 1.15 pm  at Trefriw Village Hall

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

A Walk in Nature for Families – 2016

Sunday 22nd May

A Walk in Nature for Families 

A family activity walk, led by Pete Kay of Rhyd y creuau, The Drapers’ Field Centre, Betws y coed. This walk will combine environmental games and activities with learning more about the areas history and the wildlife found in the fields, woods and streams above Trefriw.  We will walk from Trefriw up into the Crafnant valley where we will search for life in the streams, go on minibeast and scavenger hunts, have a little forage for wild food and just enjoy ourselves in this beautiful area.

The walk will not be strenuous but may be away from paths and tracks so suitable footwear is required.

Duration: 5 hours

Distance: km / 3 miles

Meet: 9.00 am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Grade: Easy

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

Mills & Mines, and more – 2016

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Mills & Mines, and more
An uphill walk above the Crafnant valley to the site of the old Pandora Mine above Llyn Geirionydd, with extensive views. Lunch stop at Geirionydd picnic site (bring a packed lunch) where there are toilets. The downhill return route on the far side of the lake and via Klondyke Mill is in places more uneven underfoot.

Local history of all sorts will be encountered throughout the walk, but the emphasis will be on enjoying what is a splendid walk in its own right. We will be back at Trefriw in time to enjoy the CakeFest in the village hall.

Duration: All Day 5 hours

Distance: 11km / 7 miles

Meet: 09.30 am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Grade: Moderate

Walk Leaders: Tony Ellis author of four local walking books, and a Voluntary Warden on Snowdon

++++++++++++Colin Boyd Outdoor education specialist

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

Dams and Turbines – 2016

 

Friday 20th May 2016

Dams and Turbines
A classic mountain walk. Visit the “new” turbines and then cross moorland to a mountain bothy. Lunch in this remote location and move on to Llyn Dulyn to hear about the legends of the lake and its dark secrets. Follow the steep miners’ path to another large expanse of water, discover the “old workings” nearby and why they were so important. Then return to our cars via a broad path.

Duration: All day 6 hrs walking

Distance: 9 km / 6 miles

Meet: 9.45 am for 10.00 am start by car share from Trefriw Village Hall. (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Start: 10.00 am

Grade: Moderate/Strenuous

Walk Leaders:  Jim Black, Trefriw Historical Society

++++++++++++Chris Shaw former Senior Instructor: The Towers Outdoor Centre

Please ensure that you have read the booking information and conditions
before you attend any walks.
Update: Places available so please join the waitlist if you want a chance to secure returned tickets.

Please click “Add to Waitlist” to be notified if any cancellations become available. Or try a “Pot-luck” walk Saturday or Pot Luck Walk Sunday.

 

 

Natural History of Snowdonia – 2016

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Natural History of Snowdonia

Follow an old drovers road, through ancient woodlands, past old mining sites and along moorland. Learn about the volcanic and tectonic history which have created the rocks and the landscapes of Snowdonia.

Duration: All day 5 hrs

Distance: 11km / miles

Meet: 9.15 am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Grade: Moderate

Leader: Jim Langley of Nature’s Work

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.

Update: Places available so please join the waitlist if you want a chance to secure returned tickets.

Please click “Add to Waitlist” to be notified if any cancellations become available. Or try a “Pot-luck” walk Saturday or Pot Luck Walk Sunday.