Category Archives: 2017 Archive

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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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Developing Navigational Skills

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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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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - The Natural History of Snowdonia

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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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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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Booking:  To book a place on this walk, click on the button below.

Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Landscapes of the Past in the Carneddau Foothills

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