Category Archives: Sunday 17 May

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.)
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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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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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Wildflower wisdom

Sunday 17th May, 2020

Wildflower wisdom

(Description needed)

Joan – “We think it will be a good idea to use the title of the talk on which it is based, Wildflower Wisdom, and indicate in the description that it will include some relevant local history en-route.”

We’ll be back in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

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:  Joan Prime and Karen Black


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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Best of the Gwydir

Sunday 17th May, 2020

Best of the Gwydir

Tucked away in the Gwydir Forest are some gorgeous lakes and some fascinating history. And being elevated, it also offers views over the valleys and across to the Carneddau and Glyder mountains. Join two local walk leaders who know every inch of this fascinating area, and have picked for you some of the best bits.

We’ll be back in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about x miles / x km

Grade:  Moderate

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

Walk Leaders:  Tony Ellis and Mike 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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Crimpiau

Sunday 17th May, 2020

Crimpiau

Crimpiau, (pronounced locally ‘Crimp – ee – a’, and meaning hard sharp edge; ridge, spur; ledge), is located between Capel Curig and Llyn Crafnant and is a stunning viewpoint despite being only 475m (1558′) high. Photographer Nick Livesey writes in his book ‘Photographing the Snowdonia Mountains’, “Being little more than a minor incident on a long knobbly ridge, lowly Crimpiau harbours a secret that few would suspect from below”.

We’ll be taking the minibus to Capel Curig, then taking a scenic walk back to Trefriw, making a small detout to ascend Crimpiau. And Crimpiau aside, it’s a great walk with lovely views from start to finish.

We’ll be back in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 9 miles / 14 km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

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

Walk Leaders:  Keith Hulse and Linda Roberts


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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Two Lakes Loop

Sunday 17th May, 2020

Lakes and Cakes

Join us for the walk that attracts many visitors to Trefriw – the classic round of Llyn Crafnant and Llyn Geirionydd. From Trefriw we ascend past the Fairy Falls and onto the edge of Gwydir Forest. Gwydir Forest was mentioned in written texts at least 500 years ago, and we’ll certainly witness some of its history, passing old mine works, the infamous Klondyke mill and the monument to the bard, Taliesin.

The views at both lakes are great.  After completing our loop of the two lakes we’ll head back to the Trefriw, and if the seasons are kind to us, we’ll take in the vast and stunning field of bluebells as we return to the village.

We’ll be back in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

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

Walk Leaders:  Colin Devine 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.)
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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History walk

Sunday 17th May, 2020

History walk

We’ll be taking our minibus to the ancient area above Rowen of Bwlch-y-ddeufaen. This is an area of ancient standing stones and burial chambers.

We’ll return on the minibus, and be back in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

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:  Ken Brassil (the “charismatic and brilliant”* former Education Officer at San Fagans) 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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