Category Archives: 2020 Archive

Cowlyd Circular

Friday 15th May, 2020

Cowlyd Circular

Llyn Cowlyd lies in the foothills of the Carneddau mountains behind Trefriw (and provides water for the Conwy valley and some of the towns on the coast). We’ll be walking round the lake at high level.

The minibus will take us to Cwm Cowlyd at the lake’s northern end, where we will then walk up Pen Llithrig y Wrach (2621′ / 799m) on its north-western side (in the picture), to descent to the other end of the lake. From there we will ascend Creigiau Gleision (2224′ / 678m) (from where the picture is taken) before dropping down to the Crafnant valley and returning on foot back to Trefriw. If the visibility is good, the views will be stunning.

This area is remote, one part can be boggy, and it can be cold on the tops, even in May. Please ensure that you have warm, waterproof clothing and good boots. Gaiters would not be out of order in places.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about x miles / x km

Grade:  Strenuous mountain

Suitability: Fit, experienced walkers

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

Walk Leaders:  Tony Ellis and Paul Newell


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Booking:   To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below (not available till mid-March).
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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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Rivers, Lakes and Falls

Friday 15th May

Rivers, Lakes and Falls

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This is a gorgeous walk in three parts: The first part of the walk sees us walking past the Fairy Falls waterfall, then 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 dayPlease bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 10.5 miles / 17 km

Grade:  Moderate (with a short, steeper uphill section, but also a long final easy section)

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

Walk Leaders:  Nigel Thomas and Linda Roberts


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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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Bristly Ridge and the Glyders

Friday 15th May, 2020

Bristly Ridge and the Glyders

Description

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about x miles / x km

Grade:  Hard mountain, with a long section of scramble

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

Walk Leaders:  Rob Colister and Idris Bowen


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Booking:   To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below. (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)
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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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Geology walk

Friday 15th May, 2020

Geology walk

Description

 

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about x miles / x km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

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

Walk Leaders:  Jim Langley and Gill Scheltinga


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

Booking:   To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below. (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)
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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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A Short Mindfulness Walk

Friday 15th May, 2020

A Short Mindfulness Walk  (afternoon)

Join us for a yogic and meditative walk to connect with self and the natural world. We will meet at Trefriw Village Hall for a car-share to Gwydir Uchaf chapel (1.5 miles away).

This will be 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.  We will car-share back to Trefriw afterwards.

Whilst this walk is the shortest in the Walking Festival, its effect could be powerful.

Duration: about 1.5 hours.

Distance: about 1.5 miles / 2 km

Grade: Easy, leisurely

Meet: x.xx p.m.  at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) to then car-share to Betws-y-coed (4.5 miles from Trefriw)

Walk Leaders: Gwen Parri and xxx


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Booking: To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below. (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)
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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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A dog walk in the forest

Friday 15th May, 2020

Forest dog walk (afternoon)

Normally we do not permit dogs on our walks, for various reasons, but this year we will be running a walk specifically for walkers with dogs!

We will meet at Sawbench, on the edge of the Gwydir Forest (loc. here) and then be walking on forest tracks where there will be no likelihood of encountering ground-nesting birds.

Please not that we would like you to keep your dogs on a lead.

Duration:  2 hours

Distance:  about x miles / x km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

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

Walk Leaders:  Jan B (who’ll have her dog) and Karen Martindale


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

Booking: To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below. (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)
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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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Wind-down Wander

Friday 15th May, 2020

Wind-down Wander

We’ve never done this before, but this is an evening stroll ending up at a pub!  the emphasis is on relexing and socialising, and is likely to be attended by a number of our committee.

Duration:  2 hours.

Distance:  about x miles / x km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

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

Walk Leaders:  various


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

Booking:   To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below. (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)
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Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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Carnedd Llywelyn round

Saturday 16th May, 2020

Carnedd Llywelyn round

This is our big mountain one this year!

We’ll firstly be travelling my minibus up and over the hill behind Trefriw, to Cwm Cowlyd.

From there we’ll be walking to the summit of Carnedd Llywelyn (at 3500′ second only to Snowdon) via …, returning via ….. and back to Trefriw.  The views will hopefully be splendid, but make no bones about it, this is a long, tough walk with about xxx of ascent.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about xx miles / xx km

Grade:  Strenuous mountain

Suitability:    Fit, experienced walkers

Remember that it can be cold at altitude, even in May.  And wet too. Full water/windproofs, plenty of warm clothing, and good mountain boots are essential.

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

Walk Leaders:  Mike Bolsover and Nick Livesey (award-winning photographer)


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

Booking:   To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below. (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)
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Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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Gwydir Circular

Saturday 16th May, 2020

Gwydir Circular

Gwydir Forest lies between Trefriw and Betws-y-coed. Whilst we often have walks in the forest (and we have this year too), this walk skirts round the edge of it.

We’ll walk to Betws y coed, via Llyn Parc, then along the river up towards Capel Curig before heading for Llyn Geirionydd and back to Trefriw.  This scenic walk is the longest walk in the Walking Festival.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 15 miles / x km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

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

Walk Leaders:  Tony Ellis and Paul Newell


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

Booking:   To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below. (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)
Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2018 - Sacred Doors

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.

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