Category Archives: 2016 Archive

Geocaching for All – 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016

Geocaching for All

The aim of the walk is to introduce new-comers to the sport of Geocaching. You will be given a brief talk which will explain the sport and what happens when you go Geocaching. We will then head off to investigate some local caches which we will locate by means of pre-programmed GPS units. We will also be using maps and solving the puzzles set by the people who laid the caches. This is ideal for families, not so much a walk as a treasure hunt!

Duration: 4 hrs

Distance: 5 km / 3 miles

Meet: 1.15 pm at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Grade: Moderate

Suitability:     Families/ all ages

Leader:  Peter Hewlett director of Geocaching Wales

 

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

Booking now open

Multi-Activity Adventure Day – 2016

Friday 20th May 2016

Multi-Activity Adventure Day

This activity is sponsored by

Conwy County Borough Council Tourism DepartmentCCBC_logo for web

This taster multi adventure day with Nant BH Outdoor Centre starts with a walk up to Llyn Geirionydd using Trefriw Trail 5. Here we enjoy a fun paddle and a panad.
Then its off for a walk through the woods to abseil on Craig Bwlch yr Haearn to finish at Nant BH Centre for a welcome brew. Transport back to Trefriw.

Duration: 8 hours

Distance: 6 Km / 4 miles

Meet:  9.00am  Trefriw Village Hall   LL27 0JH, SH781631HOA_CALON_ANTUR_GREEN_CMYK_LOGO_FOR_PRINT_HI_RES

Grade: Moderate

Suitability:     All who want a taste of adventure!

Walk Leader : Nant BH Outdoor Centre Instructor

All safety equipment provided.

 

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

Pot Luck Walk Sunday – 2016

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Pot Luck Walk- Sunday 

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. Don’t forget the Cake fest at 4.00pm

Duration:     Suitable for the group

Distance:     Suitable for the group

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

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.

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.

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
+++++++++++point

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

From Fleece to Fabric – 2016

 

Friday 20th May 2016

From Fleece to Fabric

A guided tour of Trefriw’s working mill museum, with Elaine Williams Director of Trefriw Woollen Mills. See how traditional Welsh bedspreads and tweeds are manufactured from the raw wool.

Duration: 1 hr

Distance: around and inside the mill buildings, two flights of steps

Meet: 9.45am in Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) for 10.00am start at The Woollen Mill

Grade: Easy

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

Booking now open

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.

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