Category Archives: 2016 Archive

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.

Ten Lakes – 2016

 

Saturday 21st May

Ten Lakes

A full day from Trefriw into the Gwydir Forest visiting 10 of the area’s hidden lakes

Starting and finishing with the largest and best-known lakes in the area – Geirionydd and Crafnant – this long round from Trefriw will visit a total of 10 lakes in the Gwydir Forest, many with history linked to local metal-mining.  Much of the walk is in the upper, elevated part of the forest, offering excellent views of the mountains, The pace will be easy, and uses a lot of good forest tracks, but is rated as mod/strenuous simply by virtue of its length. We will be passing toilets at 2½ miles, 10½ miles and 12½ miles.

Duration: All day 7-8 hrs walking

Distance: 24 km/15 miles

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

Walk Leaders: Tony Ellis author of four local walking books, and a Voluntary Warden on Snowdon
+++++++++++++Colin Boyd Outdoor education specialist

Grade: Moderate / Strenuous 

Please ensure that you have read the booking information and conditions

before you attend any walks.

Booking now open

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

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.

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.

 

 

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