Category Archives: Sunday 20 May

Moel Siabod round

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Moel Siabod round

This is a challenging round starting from Pont Cyfyng, near Capel Curig. We will ascend Moel Siabod by its east Ridge, which involves a bit of easy scrambling and some exposure on the section from Llyn y Foel up to the summit. From the summit (2861′ / 872m) there are great views of the Snowdonia mountains in all directions, but particularly of the Snowdon Horseshoe.  We will descend to Plas y Brenin down Siabod’s broad back (and perhaps have a cuppa in passing), then follow the river Llugwy back to Pont Cyfyng.

Please note that it can be cold on the tops, even in May. Please ensure that you have warm, waterproof clothing and good boots.

We will travel to and from Pont Cyfyng in our minibus, and be back in time in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!.

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

Distance:  about 7 miles / 11 km

Grade:  a moderate/hard mountain walk

Meet:  8.45 at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Chris Hopkins and Steve Collister


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

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A Family Walk in Nature

Sunday 20th May, 2018

A Family Walk in Nature

A family activity walk (although everyone is welcome) which will combine environmental games and activities with tales about the area’s human and natural history.  We will walk up from Trefriw Village Hall, via the Fairy Falls following the Afon Crafnant into the beautiful bluebell-filled fields and ancient woods of the Crafnant valley, where amongst many other things we will go on minibeast safaris, scavenger hunts, have a little forage for wild food, hug a few trees, walk barefoot, maybe make shelters, play hide and seek and just enjoy ourselves. The structure of the day and the focus of the activities will depend on the group demographics … and the weather.

We’ll be back in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest.

Duration: about 5 hours.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  3 miles / km

Grade:  Easy, the walk will not be strenuous and will mostly follow good paths but at times we will at move away from paths and tracks onto rougher ground so suitable footwear is required.

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

Walk Leaders:  Pete Kay and Cat Schentinga



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Down to the Sea

Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th May, 2018

Down to the Sea

2018 is Year of the Sea in Wales, so we’re celebrating with a walk from Trefriw to the sea – and we want to go the scenic way, so we’re doing it in two stages, over two days.

On the first day we’ll walk from Trefriw to the area near Pen-y-gaer, the Iron Age fort above Llanbedr-y-cennin, after which the minibus will bring us back. This is by far the longer and more strenuous of the two days as we firstly ascend from Trefriw to the top of Cefn Cyfarwydd, the ridge behind Trefriw (this is a strenuous, long uphill section). From here on we are in the foothills of the Carneddau, and we’ll then descend to Cowlyd Dam and the Cowlyd valley before crossing the shoulder of Moel Eilio to remote Cwm Eigiau. From here we make our way over towards the bwlch between Pen-y-gaer and Penygadair.

On the second day the minibus will take us back to where we left off the previous day, and we’ll continue to the sea at Conwy. Initially we pass through an area of ancient standing stones and burial chambers, to then follow part of the North Wales Path to Sychnant Pass before descending over Conwy mountain.  And once there, hopefully there’ll be time for an ice cream on the quay, if we fancy it, before the minibus returns us to Trefriw, in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Both days should reward you with splendid views.

Please note:  By making a booking you are committing to attend on both days.

Duration:  Two full days. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink on both days.

Distance:  about 12 miles (19 km)  +  7.5 miles (12 km)

  Day 1 gradient profile

  Day 2 gradient profile

Grade:  Moderate/strenuous, much of it over open upland moorland paths. The first day is far more challenging and remote, and may have some boggy areas – gaiters might prove useful.  Remember that it can be cold in the Carneddau foothills, even in May. Please ensure that you have warm, waterproof clothing and good boots.

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

Walk Leaders:  Colin Devine and Karen Martindale


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

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Gwydir and the Wynns

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Gwydir and the Wynns

The Wynns of Gwydir Castle were descendants of the Kings of Gwynedd. Their vast estate of some 36,000 acres of land dominated life in C16 North Wales. This leisurely walk will visit their house, Gwydir Castle, the beautifully decorated Gwydir Uchaf Chapel, the intriguing row of almshouses and the Wynn mausoleum, Gwydir Chapel in Llanrwst.

We’ll also stroll along the ‘Chinese Walk’ by way of Gwydir Quay to cross Pont Fawr bridge and follow the river back to Trefriw in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

Duration:  All Day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 7 miles / 11 km

Grade:  Easy/moderate, leisurely, with a lot of level walking

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

Walk Leaders:   Gill Scheltinga and Cate Bolsover


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Earlybird Walk

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Earlybird 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.

There’ll be a hot drink waiting for us in the village hall 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:  6.15 a.m. (early!) in the main car park in Trefriw (LL27 0JH, SH781631) (opposite the Woollen Mill)

Leaders:  Joan Prime and Alan Young


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Rivers, Lakes and Falls

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Rivers, Lakes and Falls

See the walk here!

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.

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.  We’ll be back in time for the Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

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

Walk Leaders:  Tony Ellis and Nigel Thomas


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Trefriw’s Classic Two Lakes

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Trefriw’s Classic Two Lakes

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 Klondike mill and the monument to the bard, Taliesin.

The views from both lakes are stunning so do bring cameras. We’ll take a break for lunch and there will be plenty of opportunity to talk to your guides about the area along the way. After completing our loop of the two lakes we’ll head back to the Trefriw. 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:  10.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Brian Watson and Liz Burnside


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Pot Luck Walk (Sun.)

Sunday 20th 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)

Don’t forget our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

 

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