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Friday May 19

Old Tramways in the Carneddau Foothills

Friday 19th May, 2017

Old Tramways in the Carneddau foothills

We will initially be travelling by minibus up the steep hill from Trefriw to the Cowlyd Valley.  From there we will walk for 1.5 miles over the spur of Moel Eilio to remote Cwm Eigiau, to then leisurely walk the length of the Eigiau Tramway and the Cowlyd Tramway (a total of 4.5 miles), back to our start point.  We will then return to Trefriw on foot on the lane.

There will be plenty of local history regarding these tramways and the dams they served.

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

Duration:  All Day –  6 hours.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  16 km /10 miles

Grade:  Moderate/hard

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 - Old Tramways in the Carneddau Foothills

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From Betws-y-coed to Trefriw

Friday 19th May, 2017

From Betws-y-coed to Trefriw

We will initially travel up the Conwy Valley from Trefriw to Betws-y-coed by public transport (bus), to then start the walk back to Trefriw along a high level route through the Gwydir High Park. This is a gem of a walk, with excellent views of the surrounding hills and Snowdonia Ranges, visiting the lakes and historical sites along the route.

Duration:  6 hours.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  11 km / 7 miles

Grade:  Moderate

Suitability:  Anyone who is reasonably fit

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

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

Leaders:  John Barber and Dave Prime, walk leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks


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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Betws-y-coed to Trefriw

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The Legends Trail

Friday 19th May, 2017

The Legends Trail

Be the first people ever to walk the new Trefriw Legends Trail, launched at the Walking Festival as part of the Year of Legends in Wales.  The route takes in Llanrwst, Gwydir, Llanrhychwyn, Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant.

The trail is designed to be a self-guided walk, so that’s exactly what it will be!  You will be your own leaders! The complimentary laminated trail guide contains a map, good directions, and many legend snippets.  (The guide also indicates where the route can be shortened for an earlier return, if desired.)

(p.s.  Don’t spread this around, but going on this walk will put you in a very strong position if you wish to enter our Legends Quiz, running over all 3 days, the winner of which will win a copy of the new Legends Book on the Sunday at the Cake Fest.)

Duration:  All Day – 5 hours.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  14 km /9 miles

Grade:  Moderate

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



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Geirionydd Gambol – The Lake of Legend

Friday 19th May, 2017

The Taliesin Legend at Geirionydd

2017 is the Year of Legends in Wales.  This is a leisurely walk through the woods above the Crafnant valley up to Llyn Geirionydd (and back), site of the Taliesin memorial. We will be joined by professional storyteller Fiona Collins (author of ‘Folktales of North Wales for Children‘ and other similar titles) who will be storytelling.

Duration:  3 hours.     Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  6.5 km / 4 miles

Grade:  Easy/Moderate

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

Walk Leaders:  Karen Black, Trefriw Historical Society
                                 and Colin Devine, Walk Leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks



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A Short Yoga/Mindfulness Walk

Friday 19th May, 2017

An afternoon Yoga/Mindfulness Walk

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.

Duration:  1.5 hours.

Distance:  2 km1.5 miles

Grade:  Easy

Meet:  1:15 p.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) to then car-share up to Gwydir Uchaf Chapel (2 miles from Trefriw)

Walk Leaders:  Gwen Parri, yoga teacher, and Pam Boyd



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Spring Flowers at Tŷ Hyll (The Ugly House)

Friday 19th May, 2017

Spring Flower Walk at Tŷ Hyll, near Capel Curig

As part of the Snowdonia Society‘s 50th anniversary celebrations, we have teamed up with them to present this walk:

This will be a leisurely walk around the garden and woodland grounds at Tŷ Hyll (The Ugly House) with the opportunity to hear about the history and legends of this remarkable building and the plants that are found in its grounds, including the important role of The Snowdonia Society in securing its future as a place to showcase plants for pollinators, and other educational and conservation activities.

Duration:  Approx. 3 hours, including free time to enjoy the garden or buy tea & cake!

Distance:  1.5 km / 1 mile

Grade:  Easy

Meet:  1.00 p.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)  to travel by minibus  to Tŷ Hyll and back.

Leaders:   Margaret Thomas, Snowdonia Society Trustee
                     and Joan Prime, Walk Leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks



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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Spring Flowers at Tŷ Hyll (The Ugly House)

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