Category Archives: 2016 Archive

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Navigation and Knots 2016

Sunday 22nd May

Navigation and Knots

Meet at the Village Hall at 8.30am for a brief introduction to navigation skills. Leave the Hall at 9.00, and walk up to Llyn Geirionydd, over the hill, through the forest, and down to Llyn Crafnant. Along the way the participants will get to practice their new found navigation skills. After a break for lunch at Crafnant, there will be a short demonstration on basic rope work appropriate for mountain walkers. Return to Trefriw via the old mine workings at Klondyke in time for the Cake Fest.

Participants will require the OS 1:25000 OL17 map of the area, and a compass,

Duration: All day: 6 hrs

Distance: 13km/8 miles

Meet: 8.30 am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders: Ann Bradshaw and Andrew Bradshaw, Mountain Leaders

Moderate / Strenuous

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

Tryfan & The Glyders – 2016

 

Saturday 21st May

Tryfan & The Glyders

This walk will explore some areas of Tryfan and the Glyderau and given reasonable weather will tackle some of the classic scrambles of Snowdonia such as the north ridge of Tryfan or Bristly Ridge. Other easier and less serious options are the Gribin or a route via the Devils Kitchen and onto Y Garn. There will be some steep, rocky and exposed sections so a steady head will be required. This route is heavily weather dependant and decisions will be made on the day as to which route is the most appropriate. Full water/windproofs and good mountain boots are essential.

Duration:        All day  7 hrs walking

Distance:        12km/8ml

Meet:                9.15 am at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) for car-share to walk starting
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Group size:    2 groups of 8

Suitability:    Fit experienced walkers

Leaders:    Mal Creasey, Director of www.hillskills.org

Stiwart Breese, Director of www.breeseadventures.co.uk

Grade:            Strenuous high mountain

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 Sunday