Category Archives: Friday 18 May

Llugwy River Ramble

Friday 18th May, 2018

Llugwy river ramble – from Betws-y-coed to Capel Curig

We will initially catch public transport (bus) from Trefriw to Betws-y-coed (20 mins), to then walk upstream to Capel Curig. On this scenic walk we’ll never be far from the river Llugwy, and we’ll pass the Swallow Falls and Tŷ Hyll (the Ugly House – always good for a cuppa).

The walk ends at Plas y Brenin, at Capel Curig, where we can have a cuppa before catching our minibus back to Trefriw.

Duration:  All Day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Grade:  Easy/moderate

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

(Fare payable on bus, unless you have a pass)

Walk Leaders:  Dave Prime and Nigel Thomas


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(Because this walk makes use of the minibus, numbers are restricted to 12.)

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Views from the High Gwydir

Friday 18th May, 2018

Views from the High Gwydir

This is a great scenic walk in the higher parts of the edge of the Gwydir Forest, with some lovely open views over the surrounding valleys and over to the mountains of northern Snowdonia.

We’ll go by minibus to Gwydir Uchaf (just 2 miles from Trefriw), then the route heads up to Llyn Parc, with elevated views over the Conwy valley, then over to Nant Bwlch-yr-haearn, from where it’s possible (in good visibility) to spot nine 3000′ peaks. We pass Llyn Bwlch y Gwynt and Llyn Glangors, each offering their own views over to the mountains, then back to Trefriw via Llyn Geirionydd and above the Crafnant valley.

Duration:  All Day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 7.5 miles / 12 km

Grade:  Moderate, and at a leisurely pace

Meet:  9.45 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Karen Black and Joan Prime


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(Because this walk makes use of the minibus, numbers are restricted to 12.)

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Friday 18th May, 2018

Far from the Madding Crowd

Betws-y-coed is busy in the season – but not up at Llyn Elsi where we’ll be going! We start with a walk along the riverside at Betws-y-coed, then crossing MIners’ Bridge to head up to pretty Llyn Elsi, partly along the old Roman Road of Sarn Helen. After walking the mile round the lake (with good views over the mountains of northern Snowdonia), we return to Betws-y-coed.

Although Llyn Elsi lies nearly 700′ above Betws-y-coed, the ascent is long and gentle, then on the way back it’s downhill all the way!

Our minibus will take us to Betws-y-coed, then bring us back at the end of the day.

Duration:  All Day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 5.5 miles / 9 km

Grade:  moderate, much of it on good wide tracks

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

Walk Leaders:  Cate and Mike Bolsover


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(Because this walk makes use of the minibus, numbers are restricted to 12.)

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Sacred Doors

Friday 18th May, 2018

Sacred Doors

This is a lovely local walk from Trefriw which takes in 3 churches and a chapel, namely Trefriw Church, ancient Llanrhychwyn Church, pretty Gwydir Uchaf Chapel and Llanrwst Church.

From Trefriw we will initially head up through the woods above the Crafnant valley to reach tiny Llanrhychwyn church (established in the 6th century), at the highest point of our walk. From here we will descend on the edge of the forest to Gwydir Uchaf chapel (built in 1673 and noted for its fine painted ceiling), with good views over to Trefriw and down the Conwy Valley.  We will then follow the riverbank into Llanrwst to visit Llanrwst church, then continue by the river back to Trefriw.

Duration:  All Day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 7.5 miles / 12 km

Grade:  Easy/moderate, at a leisurely pace

Meet:  10.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Ken Brassil and Bernard Owen



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A Short Mindfulness Walk

Friday 18th May, 2018

A Short Mindfulness Walk

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 Betws-y-coed .
The walk itself will last about 2 hours, starting near Miners’ Bridge, then going into the forest and on to visit a yurt before returning to Miners Bridge for a car share back to Trefriw.

Duration:  about 2 hours.

Distance:  about 2 miles / 3 km

Grade:  Easy, leisurely

Meet:  12.30 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 Pam Boyd


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The Tide is High

Friday 18th May, 2018

The Tide is High

The River Conwy is tidal to Tan Lan, between Trefriw and Llanrwst. This is a totally level, largely riverside walk on the Trefriw flood plain, with glimpses of the old quay from where slate and metals were shipped before steamers brought passengers in their hundreds. We’ll follow the Cob past Tan Lan to the suspension bridge over the Conwy, then cross to follow the riverbank on the Llanrwst side. After a refreshment stop at Ty Hwnt i’r Bont cafe, we’ll return to Trefriw on this side of the river, by a different route.

Duration:  Half day

Distance:  about 4 miles / 6.5 km

Grade:  Very easy and leisurely, but please wear good footwear as the riverbank can be a bit uneven underfoot.

Meet:  1.15 p.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Jan Blaszkiewicz and Kim Ellis


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Water for the Coast

Friday 18th May, 2018

Water for the Coast

See the walk here!

This walk will visit the 4 lake reservoirs in the northern Carneddau foothills which provide water for the coastal towns and the Conwy Valley. We will be taken by minibus out of Trefriw to Cwm Cowlyd, then walk up to Llyn Cowlyd before heading over the hill to Llyn Eigiau. We then head up 250m to the mountain lakes of Llyn Melynllyn and Llyn Dulyn, before returning by a different path to the Eigiau valley to catch the minibus back. There’s lots of industrial history in this area too.

This area of the Carneddau foothills is remote. Please ensure that you have warm, waterproof clothing and good boots.

Duration:  All Day. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

Distance:  about 10 miles / 16 km

Grade:  Strenuous in view of the terrain and distance (some 700m of ascent)

Meet:  9.00 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Tony Ellis and Colin Boyd


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(Because this walk makes use of the minibus, numbers are restricted to 12.)

Booking: To book a place on this walk, click on the button below.
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Pot Luck Walk (Fri.)

Friday 18th May, 2018

Pot Luck Walk

Every year some people find that their first choice of walk is fully booked, which is frustrating for walkers and leaders alike. However, people often drop out at the last minute, so please come along on the day and take POT LUCK !

You will have 3 choices:

      1. Join one of our published walks which has spaces free at the last minute
      2. Take a self-guided walk which we will help you select from our Trefriw Trails series of printed walks
      3. Take the new self-guided, printed Legends Trail, launched last year

Duration:     Suitable for the group.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:     Suitable for the group

Meet:    from 9.00 a.m. onwards  at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Although there is no need to book a ticket for this event, our general terms and conditions still apply, so please ensure that you have read the terms and conditions before you attend any walks.