Category Archives: Saturday May 20

Saturday May 20

Early Bird Walk

Saturday 20th May, 2017

Early Bird Walk

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

Duration:  Early morning, 2.5 hours.

Distance:  5 km / 3 miles

Grade:  Moderate

Meet:  5.45 a.m. prompt start from the main car park in Trefriw (LL27 0JH, SH781631) (opposite the Woollen Mill)

Finish:  8.30 a.m. (with optional breakfast in a nearby café afterwards, at own expense)

Leaders:  Joan Prime, walk leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks, and Alan Young



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A High Mountain Walk in the Carneddau

Saturday 20th May, 2017

The Eigiau Horseshoe – A High Mountain Walk in the Carneddau

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

This challenging mountain walk, often called the Eigiau Horseshoe, will start and finish from the car park in Cwm Eigiau (we’ll get you there by minibus) to then take in the peaks of Foel Grach and Carnedd Llewelyn (both 3000’ers), plus Pen Yr Helgi Du and Pen Llithrig y Wrach.

The route does not always follow obvious paths.  Note too that some sections are exposed, and in a couple of places hands will be needed.

The walk entails a total of some 3500’ (1100m) of ascent, and will offer some great views, if the cloud is high; but please note that the route will likely be altered or shortened if weather conditions are not favourable.

Full water/windproofs, warm clothing, and good mountain boots are essential.

Duration:   All day,  8 hrs walking.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:   15 km/ 10 miles

Grade:    Strenuous high mountain

Suitability:    Fit experienced walkers

Meet:    8.45 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)  for minibus to walk starting point

Leader:    Keith Hulse, from Snowdonia Walker, and a Mountain Walk Leader with the Snowdonia Society
                     and Colin Devine, Walk Leader with Cerdded Conwy Walks



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Ten Lakes

Saturday 20th May, 2017

Ten Lakes

Back by popular demand, this is our longest walk – a full day from Trefriw into the Gwydir Forest, visiting 10 of the area’s hidden lakes.

Starting and finishing with the largest and best-known lakes in the area – Geirionydd and Crafnant – this long round from Trefriw will visit a total of 10 lakes in the Gwydir Forest, many with history linked to local metal-mining.  Much of the walk is in the upper, elevated part of the forest, offering excellent views of the mountains, The pace will be easy, and uses a lot of good forest tracks, but is rated as moderate/strenuous simply by virtue of its length. We will be passing toilets at 2½ miles, 10½ miles and 12½ miles.

Duration:  All day 7-8 hrs walking.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  24 km / 15 miles

Grade:  Moderate/strenuous

Meet:  9.15 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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Photography Walk

Saturday 20th May, 2017

Photography Walk

A walk through woodland, visiting the Fairy Falls and the beautiful Geirionydd and Crafnant lakes, and then into the hills beyond. Professional photographer Nick Livesey will be on hand to offer expert advice on landscape photography and answer any questions about the history and geology of the area.

Duration:  6 hours.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  9.5 km / 6 miles

Grade:  Moderate

Meet:  9.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Leaders:  Nick Livesey, Professional mountain photographer
                     and Chris Shaw, former Senior Instructor at The Towers Outdoor Centre



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The Owl of Cwm Cowlyd

Saturday 20th May, 2017

The Owl of Cwm Cowlyd

A minibus will take us to Capel Curig, from where we will walk back to Trefriw via remote Cwm Cowlyd, home of The Mabinogion‘s wise Owl of Cwm Cowlyd, and other legends and folklore.

This walk ‘among the mountains’ offers some good views of the Glyders and the Carneddau.  After walking much of the length of the valley, the return to Trefriw will be via Rhibo and Coed Creigiau.

Duration:  All day –  5 hrs walking.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  16 km / 9.5 miles

Grade :  Strenuous

Meet:  9.45 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) for transport to Capel Curig to start the walk

Walk Leaders:  Karen Black, Trefriw Historical Society
                                 and Brian Miller



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Family Nature Walk

Saturday 20th May, 2017

A Walk in Nature for Families 

This is a family activity walk which will combine environmental games and activities with learning more about the area’s myths and legends and its human and natural history.  We will walk from Trefriw up into the in the beautiful bluebell-filled fields and woods of the Crafnant valley, where amongst many other things we will go on minibeast safaris and scavenger hunts, have a little forage for wild food and just enjoy ourselves.

The walk will not be strenuous but will at times be away from paths and tracks so suitable footwear is required.

Duration:  5 hours.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  km / 3 miles

Grade:  Easy

Meet:  10.00 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Pete Kay  and  Catrina Scheltinga



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Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Family Nature Walk

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