Category Archives: 2020 Archive

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 largely skirts round the edge of it.

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

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 15 miles / x km

Grade:  Moderate, with a fair  bit of up and down. Note its length.

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.)
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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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Cwmorthin and the Moelwyns

Saturday 16th May, 2020

Cwmorthin and the Moelwyns

We’ll be travelling in our minibus to Tanygrisiau (near Blaenau Ffestiniog) to then walk into the lovely Cwmorthin valley, then passing through the remote Rhosydd Quarry to then ascend Moelwyn Mawr (2526′ / 770m), recognised as one of the best viewpoints in Snowdonia. The minibus will bring us back at the end of the day.

Please bring warm, waterproof clothing.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about x miles / x km

Grade:  Moderate/hard

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

Walk Leaders:  Nigel Thomas and Bernard Owen


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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Bunk-barning at Dyffryn Mymbyr – a two-day walk

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May, 2020

Bunk-barning at Dyffryn Mymbyr – a two-day walk

This is a two-part, two-day walk. This is the third year we’ve done a two-day walk, and what we love is the social element and bonding which develops over this longer period. But this year we’re doing something different – instead of coming back to Trefriw at the end of the first day, we’ll be overnighting in a comfortable bunkbarn!

On the first day we’ll walk from Trefriw over to Capel Curig and the far end of the Dyffryn Mymbyr lakes, famed for its gorgeous views of the Snowdon Horseshoe.

We’ll then overnight in the bunkbarn there.  (Need detail of what to bring.)

On the second day we’ll return to Trefriw by an altogether different route, in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Both days should reward you with good views if the clouds are high.

Please note:  By making a booking you are committing to attend on both days. You only need book the once.

Duration:  Two full days. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink for both days.   PLUS ….

Distance:  about x miles (x km)  +  x miles (x km)

Grade: Moderate

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

Walk Leaders:  Brian Watson and Liz Burnham


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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To Plas y Brenin at Capel Curig

Saturday 16th May, 2020

To Plas y Brenin at Capel Curig

A lovely leisurely walk to Capel Curig via Llyn Geirionydd. ….. We will end up at Plas y Brenin, the National Outdoor Centre, where we can have a drink (hot or cold) while we wait for the minibus back.

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:  Dave Prime and Mat Hancox


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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Back from Betws-y-coed

Saturday 16th May, 2020

Back from Betws-y-coed

We will initially travel up the Conwy Valley from Trefriw to Betws-y-coed by public transport (bus).  From there, we’ll head up the Aberllyn gorge to Llyn y Parc, then on to Hafna mine where we’ll stop for lunch.  From here the walk takes us over the highest part of the Gwydir Forest, past some lovely lakes with great views over towards the mountains. This is a gem of a walk at a leisurely pace.

The route will follow a mix of wide forest paths and other paths.

Duration:  All day.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 8 miles / 12.5 km

Grade:  Moderate

Suitability:  Anyone who is reasonably fit

Meet:  10.15  a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)  to catch 10.43 bus to Betws-y-coed

(Fare of £x.xx payable on bus, unless you have a pass)

Leaders:  Karen Martindale and Jan Blaszkiewicz


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

 

Booking: To book a place on this walk, click on the button below  (not available till mid-March).
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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Dolgarrog

Saturday 16th May, 2020

Dolgarrog

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:  Pete Kay and Tomos Jones


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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Environmental Art for families

Saturday 16eg May, 2020

Environmental Art for families

This leisurely, local walk, is aimed at families, and will be led by environmental artist Tim Pugh (see his website here). Tim makes elaborate site-specific artwork using natural materials such as sticks, leaves and pine cones.

Duration:  Half day, starting late morning, so please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about x miles / x.x km

Grade:  Easy and leisurely

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

Walk Leaders:  Tim Pugh and Cate Bolsover


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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The Dawn Chorus

Sunday 17th May, 2020

The Dawn Chorus

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

There’ll be a hot drink waiting for us on our return, and we’ll be back in sufficient time for you to attend another walk, if you wish!

Duration:  Early morning, 2.5 hours.

Distance:  about 3 miles / 5 km

Grade:  Easy/moderate, and leisurely

Meet:  x.xx a.m. (i.e. early!) in the main car park in Trefriw (LL27 0JH, SH781631) (opposite the Woollen Mill)

Leaders:  Joan Prime and Alan Young


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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Conwy to Pen-y-Gaer

Sunday 17th May, 2020

Conwy to Pen-y-Gaer

The minibus will take us to Conwy, from where we will walk up over Conwy Mountain to Sychnant Pass, following part of the scenic North Wales Path, initially with great coastal views. We will then head inland on to Pen-y-Gaer, an Iron Age fort overlooking the Conwy Valley, passing through an area of ancient standing stones and burial chambers. The walk will reward us with splendid views throughout.

The minibus will return us to Trefriw, in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  A full day. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

Distance:  about 8 miles (13 km)

Grade: Moderate. Remember that it can be cold in the foothills, even in May. Please ensure that you have warm, waterproof clothing and good boots.

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

Walk Leaders: Karen Martindale and Graham 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.)
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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