Category Archives: Sunday 20 May

Down the Conwy to the Sea

Saturday & Sunday 19th & 20th May, 2018

Down the Conwy to the Sea

Most of our walks are on the Trefriw side of the Conwy. But 2018 is the Year of the Sea in Wales, so we’re going to cross the river and walk down to the sea – in two stages, over two days.

The minibus will bring us back at the end of each day, and also get us to the start of the second day’s walking.

Duration: Two full days – 6 hours each day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance: 7 miles + 7 miles / 11 km + 11 km

Grade: Moderate

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

Walk Leaders: TBC


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

 

Bookings open on 15 March, 2018.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Cuckoo Country

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Cuckoo Country

The cuckoo (often several) can be heard all through May in the scenic area covered by this walk.  The minibus will take us up to Llyn Crafnant, where we will then walk over the bwlch towards Capel Curig (with great views down towards Snowdon), then round to Llyn Geirionydd, before heading back to Trefriw high above the Crafnant valley.

We can’t guarantee cuckoos, of course, but this is a great walk in its own right, and a lot of hats will definitely be eaten if we don’t hear any!

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

Distance: 8.5 miles / 13.5 km /

Grade: Moderate, but leisurely

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

Walk Leaders: TBC


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

 

Bookings do not open until 15 March 2018.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Alpine Plants

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Alpine Plants

Starting from beside Llyn Ogwen, this walk will take us up into Cwm Idwal, at the foot of the Glyders, where Charles Darwin made some of his discoveries. Here, an expert will help us find some of the rarer Alpine plants which grow in the area.

The minibus will take us there and back. There’ll be time for a cuppa at the Ogwen cafe at the end of the walk.

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

Distance: 4 miles / 6.5 km

Grade: moderate

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

Walk Leaders: TBC


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

 

Booking will open on 15 March, 2018.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Moel Siabod round

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Moel Siabod round

A challenging round starting from Pont Cyfyng, near Capel Curig. We will ascend Moel Siabod by its east Ridge, which involves a bit of scrambling from Llyn y Foel to the summit. From the summit (2861′ / 872m) there are great views, particularly of the Snowdon Horseshoe.  We will descend to Plas y Brenin down Siabod’s broad back, then follow the river Llugwy back to Pont Cyfyng.

We will travel to and from Pont Cyfyng in our minibus.

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

Duration: All Day – 7 hours. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance: 7 miles / 11 km

Grade: moderate/hard

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

Walk Leaders: TBC


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

 

Bookings will open on 15 March, 2018.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Rivers, Lakes and Falls

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Rivers, Lakes and Falls

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 day.  6 hours.   Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  10 miles / 16 km

Grade:  Moderate (with a short strenuous section and a long final easy section)

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

Walk Leaders:  TBC


  Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

 

Booking opens on 15th March.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Gwydir Castle and the Wynns

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Gwydir Castle and the Wynns

Our walk starts with a saunter along the riverside to Llanrwst, to then visit Gwydir Chapel (annexed to Llanrwst church). We then walk on to Gwydir Castle (house and gardens) which we will be visiting (entry fee: £4.50). From there we will go up to Gwydir Uchaf chapel and maze, (perhaps also to the Tudor bowling Green), then return to the river, passing Gwydir Quay. We’ll then return to Trefriw a different way.

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

Distance: 6 (or 7miles) / 9.5 km

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

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

Walk Leaders: TBC


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

 

Booking will not open until 15 March, 2018.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

Archaeology Walk

Sunday 20th May, 2018

Archaeology Walk

This year we have again teamed up with the Snowdonia Society to present a walk in the area of Bwlch y Ddeufaen above the Conwy valley, rich in monoliths, stone circles and cromlechs, with archaeologist and heritage consultant Dr Sarah McCarthy, exploring some of the archaeological and historic landscapes of this area. This will be a ‘mid-level’ walk, with some rough (off-path) walking.

We will be car-sharing to the start point, returning by the same method in time for our now-legendary Cake Fest at 4 p.m.!

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

Distance:  6 miles / 10 km

Grade:  Moderate

Meet:  x.xx a.m. to start by car share from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  TBC


  Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

 

Booking will open on 15 March, 2018.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.