Category Archives: 2017 Archive

The Natural History of Snowdonia – 2017

Sunday 21st May

The Natural History of Snowdonia

Our minibus will take us to Capel Curig, from where we will walk back to Trefriw.  The walk follows an old Drovers’ road, climbs through ancient woodlands, past old mining sites and then across wild moorland. If time and group allows we will climb the lovely little peak of Crimpiau for (hopefully) spectacular views of Northern Snowdonia before descending into the Crafnant valley and from there down into Trefriw.  Learning about how the natural and human impacts that have moulded and shaped this wonderful landscape as we go.

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

Duration:  All day 5 hrs.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  11 km / miles

Grade:  Moderate

Meet:  9.15  a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Pete Kay, with Keith Hulse



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The Sleeping Lady – 2017

Sunday 21st May

The Sleeping Lady

A walk from Trefriw over to Siabod café in Capel Curig, via the tops of Creigiau Gleision, Craig Wen and Crimpiau, whose skyline form ‘The Sleeping Lady’.   This elevated area offers some great views of the mountains of Snowdonia.

A minibus will bring us back to Trefriw in time for the Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  All day, 6 hrs walking.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  13 km / 8 miles

Grade :  Moderate/strenuous

Meet:  8.45 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Leader:  Roger Pierce of rbp.outdoor and Dave Prime, walk leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks



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Landscapes of the Past in the Carneddau Foothills – 2017

Sunday 21st May

Landscapes of the past in the Carneddau foothills

As part of the Snowdonia Society‘s 50th anniversary celebrations, we have teamed up with them to present this walk:

A walk in the foothills of the Carneddau, with archaeologist and heritage consultant Dr Sarah McCarthy, exploring some of the archaeological and historic landscapes of the area.  This will be a ‘mid-level’ walk, with some rough walking (i.e. off paths, grade 2/3).

We will be car-sharing to the start point, returning by the same method in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  All day  –  5 hrs walking.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  11 km / 7 miles

Grade:  Moderate/strenuous

Meet:  9.45 a.m. to start by car share from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Dr Sarah McCarthy & Catrina Scheltinga



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Developing Navigation Skills – 2017

Sunday 21st May

Developing Navigation Skills

After a brief introduction to navigation skills, we’ll be walking up to Llyn Geirionydd, over the hill, through the forest, and down to renowned Llyn Crafnant. Along the way the participants will get to practise their new found navigation skills.  We’ll 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    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  13km / 8 miles

Grade:  Moderate

Meet:  9.00 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Nicola Jasieniecka and Dave Evans



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Three Rivers – 2017

Sunday 21st May

Three Rivers

Download the route here:  pdf of the 3 Rivers walk

Another brand new walk for this year, and it’s a walk in three parts: The first part of the walk sees us walking beside the river Crafnant out of the village and up along the Crafnant valley, as far as its confluence with the Afon Geirionydd. Here there is a short strenuous section as the river flows past waterfalls and down a gorge, and we follow this short river up to Llyn Geirionydd (with toilets at its far end).

The middle section sees us crossing the upper part of the Gwydir Forest, passing a couple of beautiful lakes, and with some great views, before descending to the river Conwy upstream of Gwydir Castle.

The last third of the walk – a level section – sees us following the banks of the river Conwy, past Llanrwst, then round the riverside Cob back to Trefriw.  We’ll be back in time for the Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  All day.  5-6 hours.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  15 km / 9.5 miles

Grade:  Moderate (with a short strenuous section and a long final easy section)

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 - Views and Lakes in the Gwydir Forest

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Trefriw’s Classic Two Lake Walk – 2017

Saturday 20th May, 2017

Trefriw’s Classic Two Lake Walk

Join us for the walk that attracts many visitors to Trefriw– the classic tour of Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Geirionydd. From the centre of Trefriw, we ascend past the falls and onto the edge of Gwydyr forest. Gwdydr Forest was mentioned in written texts at least 500 years ago, and we’ll certainly witness some of its history, passing abandoned mine works and the monument to the bard, Taliesin.

The views from both lakes are stunning and there will be plenty of opportunity to talk to your guides about the history and legends of the area. After completing our loop of the two lakes we’ll head back to the Trefriw. If the seasons are kind to us, we’ll take in the vast and stunning field of bluebells as we return to the village.

Duration:  4 hrs.

Distance:  9.5 km / 6 miles

Grade:  Moderate

Meet:  12.45 p.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Brian Watson and Liz Burnside



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A High Mountain Walk in the Carneddau – 2017

Saturday 20th May, 2017

The Eigiau Horseshoe – A High Mountain Walk in the Carneddau

As part of the Snowdonia Society‘s 50th anniversary celebrations, we have teamed up with them to present this walk:

This challenging mountain walk, often called the Eigiau Horseshoe, will start and finish from the car park in Cwm Eigiau (we’ll get you there by minibus) to then take in the peaks of Foel Grach and Carnedd Llewelyn (both 3000’ers), plus Pen Yr Helgi Du and Pen Llithrig y Wrach.

The route does not always follow obvious paths.  Note too that some sections are exposed, and in a couple of places hands will be needed.

The walk entails a total of some 3500’ (1100m) of ascent, and will offer some great views, if the cloud is high; but please note that the route will likely be altered or shortened if weather conditions are not favourable.

Full water/windproofs, warm clothing, and good mountain boots are essential.

Duration:   All day,  8 hrs walking.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:   15 km/ 10 miles

Grade:    Strenuous high mountain

Suitability:    Fit experienced walkers

Meet:    8.45 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)  for minibus to walk starting point

Leader:    Keith Hulse, from Snowdonia Walker, and a Mountain Walk Leader with the Snowdonia Society
                     and Colin Devine, Walk Leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks



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Ten Lakes – 2017

Saturday 20th May, 2017

Ten Lakes

Back by popular demand, this is our longest walk – 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 moderate/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.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  24 km / 15 miles

Grade:  Moderate/strenuous

Meet:  9.15 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 - Ten Lakes

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