Category Archives: 2017 Archive

Two Cake Walks

Sunday 21st May

Two Cake Walks: the choice is yours

Stroll along Gower Road to the suspension bridge over the River Conwy and back, in time for ‘The Cake Fest’. This walk route is suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
If it is dry underfoot, there is the possibility of an alternative easy walk (involving some gates, but otherwise flat ground) around The Cob to look at the new wildlife area and the remains of the old Trefriw Wharf.
There will be the opportunity, on both walks, to discover the influence of the river on the colourful history of the village from local residents.

You will get back in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  Afternoon 1 – 2 hr strolling at a leisurely pace

Distance:  4 km / 2.5 miles

Grade:  Easy

Meet:  1.45 p.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

With :   Colin Devine, Walk Leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks
                and Fred Dillion


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Although there is no need to book a ticket for this event, our general conditions still apply so please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

From Betws-y-coed to Trefriw – 2017

Friday 19th May, 2017

From Betws-y-coed to Trefriw

We will initially travel up the Conwy Valley from Trefriw to Betws-y-coed by public transport (bus), to then start the walk back to Trefriw along a high level route through the Gwydir High Park. This is a gem of a walk, with excellent views of the surrounding hills and Snowdonia Ranges, visiting the lakes and historical sites along the route.

Duration:  6 hours.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  11 km / 7 miles

Grade:  Moderate

Suitability:  Anyone who is reasonably fit

Meet:   10.15  a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)  to catch public transport to Betws-y-coed

(Fare payable on bus, unless you have a pass)

Leaders:  John Barber and Dave Prime, walk leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks


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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Betws-y-coed to Trefriw

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Early Bird Walk – 2017

Saturday 20th May, 2017

Early Bird Walk

Enjoy the dawn chorus on an early morning walk in and around the edges of the Gwydir Forest with some local bird watchers. Whilst walking a loop that includes woodland and riverbank, learn how to identify birds by their song. A leisurely pace with some rough and short steep sections. The ground may be wet in places. Good boots and binoculars recommended.

Duration:  Early morning, 2.5 hours.

Distance:  5 km / 3 miles

Grade:  Moderate

Meet:  5.45 a.m. prompt start from the main car park in Trefriw (LL27 0JH, SH781631) (opposite the Woollen Mill)

Finish:  8.30 a.m. (with optional breakfast in a nearby café afterwards, at own expense)

Leaders:  Joan Prime, walk leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks, and Alan Young



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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Early Bird Walk

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The Legends Trail – 2017

Friday 19th May, 2017

The Legends Trail

Be the first people ever to walk the new Trefriw Legends Trail, launched at the Walking Festival as part of the Year of Legends in Wales.  The route takes in Llanrwst, Gwydir, Llanrhychwyn, Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant.

The trail is designed to be a self-guided walk, so that’s exactly what it will be!  You will be your own leaders! The complimentary laminated trail guide contains a map, good directions, and many legend snippets.  (The guide also indicates where the route can be shortened for an earlier return, if desired.)

(p.s.  Don’t spread this around, but going on this walk will put you in a very strong position if you wish to enter our Legends Quiz, running over all 3 days, the winner of which will win a copy of the new Legends Book on the Sunday at the Cake Fest.)

Duration:  All Day – 5 hours.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  14 km /9 miles

Grade:  Moderate

Meet:  10.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)



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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - The Legends Trail

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Old Tramways in the Carneddau Foothills – 2017

Friday 19th May, 2017

Old Tramways in the Carneddau foothills

We will initially be travelling by minibus up the steep hill from Trefriw to the Cowlyd Valley.  From there we will walk for 1.5 miles over the spur of Moel Eilio to remote Cwm Eigiau, to then leisurely walk the length of the Eigiau Tramway and the Cowlyd Tramway (a total of 4.5 miles), back to our start point.  We will then return to Trefriw on foot on the lane.

There will be plenty of local history regarding these tramways and the dams they served.

This area of the Carneddau foothills is remote.  Please ensure that you have warm, waterproof clothing and good boots.

Duration:  All Day –  6 hours.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  16 km /10 miles

Grade:  Moderate/hard

Meet:  9.30 a.m. 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



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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Old Tramways in the Carneddau Foothills

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Geirionydd Gambol – The Lake of Legend – 2017

Friday 19th May, 2017

The Taliesin Legend at Geirionydd

2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales.  This is a leisurely walk through the woods above the Crafnant valley up to Llyn Geirionydd (and back), site of the Taliesin memorial. We will be joined by professional storyteller Fiona Collins (author of ‘Folktales of North Wales for Children‘ and other similar titles) who will be storytelling.

Duration:  3 hours.     Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  6.5 km / 4 miles

Grade:  Easy/Moderate

Meet:  10.15 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Karen Black, Trefriw Historical Society
                                 and Colin Devine, Walk Leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks



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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - The Taliesin Legend at Geirionydd

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Learn a Legend Rap! – 2017

Friday 19th May, 2017

Learn a Legend Rap!

NOTE – THIS IS NOT A WALK.

2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales.  Professional poet/musician Martin Daws will be taking a local legend and developing it into a rap!  (Martin was Young People’s Laureate Wales 2013 – 2016.)

The target audience for this session is adults.  (There is a session on Saturday aimed at families.)

A recording of the finished rap will be played at the Cake Fest on Sunday at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  1.5 hour

Meet:  10.45 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

(This event will be held in the Function Room of the nearby Fairy Falls Hotel.)

 

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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Learn a Legend Rap  (Friday session)

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A Short Yoga/Mindfulness Walk – 2017

Friday 19th May, 2017

An afternoon Yoga/Mindfulness Walk

A 45-minute slow meditative walk from Gwydir Uchaf Chapel (2 miles from Trefriw), along the undulating Lady Mary Walk on the edge of Gwydir Forest.  There will be a short session of yoga/meditation before and after the walk.

Duration:  1.5 hours.

Distance:  2 km1.5 miles

Grade:  Easy

Meet:  1:15 p.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) to then car-share up to Gwydir Uchaf Chapel (2 miles from Trefriw)

Walk Leaders:  Gwen Parri, yoga teacher, and Pam Boyd



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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - A Short Yoga Walk

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