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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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Photography Walk – 2017

Saturday 20th May, 2017

Photography Walk

A walk through woodland, visiting the Fairy Falls and the beautiful Geirionydd and Crafnant lakes, and then into the hills beyond. Professional photographer 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:  6 hours.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  9.5 km / 6 miles

Grade:  Moderate

Meet:  9.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Leaders:  Nick Livesey, Professional mountain photographer
                     and Chris Shaw, former Senior Instructor at The Towers Outdoor Centre



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The Owl of Cwm Cowlyd – 2017

Saturday 20th May, 2017

The Owl of Cwm Cowlyd

A minibus will take us to Capel Curig, from where we will walk back to Trefriw via remote Cwm Cowlyd, home of The Mabinogion‘s wise Owl of Cwm Cowlyd, and other legends and folklore.

This walk ‘among the mountains’ offers some good views of the Glyders and the Carneddau.  After walking much of the length of the valley, the return to Trefriw will be via Rhibo and Coed Creigiau.

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

Distance:  16 km / 9.5 miles

Grade :  Strenuous

Meet:  9.45 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) for transport to Capel Curig to start the walk

Walk Leaders:  Karen Black, Trefriw Historical Society
                                 and Brian Miller



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Family Nature Walk – 2017

Saturday 20th May, 2017

A Walk in Nature for Families 

This is a family activity walk which will combine environmental games and activities with learning more about the area’s myths and legends and its human and natural history.  We will walk from Trefriw up into the in the beautiful bluebell-filled fields and woods of the Crafnant valley, where amongst many other things we will go on minibeast safaris and scavenger hunts, have a little forage for wild food and just enjoy ourselves.

The walk will not be strenuous but will at times be away from paths and tracks so suitable footwear is required.

Duration:  5 hours.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  km / 3 miles

Grade:  Easy

Meet:  10.00 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Pete Kay  and  Catrina Scheltinga



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Learn a Legend Rap! – 2017

Saturday 20th May, 2017

Learn a Legend Rap!

NOTE – THIS IS NOT A WALK.

2017 is the Year of Legends.  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 and families.

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

And here it is! Listen to what they produced: ‘Legend for a Day’

 

Duration:  1.5 hours

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

(This event will be held in St. Mary’s Church, across the road from the Village Hall.)

 

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The Princess’ Trail to Llanrhychwyn – 2017

Saturday 20th May, 2017

Llywelyn Legends

2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales.

From Trefriw we will walk up the steep lane to Llanrhychwyn Church (variously reputed to be the oldest and tiniest in Wales), just as Llywelyn and Joan, his wife, had to do before he built the church in Trefriw for her – you’ll appreciate why he did that!  We return along a different scenic path down through Cwmannog woods, to finish with a visit to St Mary’s Church in Trefriw (‘Llywelyn’s Church’), with its stained-glass window of Llywelyn and Joan.

The two churches of Trefriw and Llanrhychwyn are part of the Rural Conwy Sacred Doors Trail.

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 about Llywelyn.

This event is aimed at families (children should be 8+).

Duration:   3 hours.     Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  5.5 km / 3.5 miles

Grade:  Easy/moderate (but Llanrhychwyn hill is steep!)

Meet:  11.15 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Mike Raine, from Plas y Brenin
                                 and Pam Boyd



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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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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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