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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 (just 3 miles), 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 of the surounding mountains 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 9 miles / x km

Grade:  hard mountain

Suitability: fit and 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

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.

(We’ll also make a short detour to see the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall.)

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.

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

Walk Leaders:  Nigel Thomas and Linda Roberts


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Booking: To book a place on this walk, click on the button below.
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Bristly Ridge and the Glyders

Friday 15th May, 2020

Bristly Ridge and the Glyders

We will travel by minibus to the Ogwen valley, where we will walk up to Bwlch Tryfan to then start the ascent of Bristly Ridge up to the Glyders. This is a grade 1 scramble with some exposed sections, but with plentiful hand holds.  (See the ridge in the photo.) Once at the top we will explore Glyder Fawr, including the Cantilever and Castle of the Winds, then walk to Glyder Fawr, before descending to Llyn Idwal and Ogwen for the minibus back to Trefriw.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about x miles / x km

Grade:  Hard mountain, with a long section of grade 1 scramble. Participants must be able to cope with such an ascent, and a long day in the mountains.

Remember that it can be cold on the tops, 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:  Rob Collister and Idris Bowen


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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Geology walk

Friday 15th May, 2020

Geology walk

The minibus will take us to Capel Curig, from where we will be doing a circular walk …. Description

We will return by minibus to Trefriw.

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


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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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Parc Life

Friday 15th May, 2020

Parc Life

We’ll catch the minibus for a 5-minute ride down to Gwydir Castle, then follow the path overlooking the Conwy valley up to Llyn Parc. From there we’ll head back to Trefriw through the most scenic parts of the Gwydir Forest. Expect pretty paths and scenic views.

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:  Colin Devine and Clive Nobel


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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 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 (2 miles from Trefriw – see here).

A 45-minute slow meditative walk from Gwydir Uchaf Chapel 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. Afterwards we will return by car-share to Trefriw.

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 Gwydir Uchaf chapel (2 miles from Trefriw)

Walk Leaders: Gwen Parri and Kim Ellis


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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 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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A dog walk in the forest

Friday 15th May, 2020

A  dog walk in the forest  (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 (the car park for the Gwydir Mawr and Bach bike trails), 5 minutes by car from Trefriw, on the edge of the Gwydir Forest (see the location here). From there we will be walking on forest tracks where there will be no likelihood of encountering sheep or ground-nesting birds.

Please note 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 Blaskiewicz (with her dog, Indy) 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 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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Wind-down Wander

Friday 15th May, 2020

Wind-down Wander  (evening)

We’ve never done this before, but this is a leisurely evening stroll ending up at the pub beer garden!  The emphasis is on relaxing and socialising, and is likely that a number of our committee and regular walk leaders will want to attend this walk.

Duration:  2 hours.

Distance:  about x miles / x km

Grade:  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:   No booking is necessary for this walk – just turn up. (Though note that this means you won’t get an automated reminder.)

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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