Tag Archives: 2018

Llyn Elsi

Friday 18th May, 2018

Llyn Elsi

A walk along the riverside at Betws-y-coed, across MIners’ Bridge, then up to pretty Llyn Elsi, partly along the old Roman Road of Sarn Helen. After walking the mile round the lake, we return to Betws-y-coed.

Although Llyn Elsi lies nearly 700′ above Betws-y-coed, the ascent is gentle, then on the way back it’s downhill all the way!

Our minibus will take us to Betws-y-coed, then bring us back at the end of the day.

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

Distance: 5.5 miles / 9 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 will open on 15 March 2018.

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

Sacred Doors

Friday 18th May, 2018

Sacred Doors

A lovely local walk from Trefriw which takes in 3 churches and a chapel, namely Trefriw Church, ancient Llanrhychwyn Church, Gwydir Uchaf Chapel and Llanrwst Church.

From Trefriw we will initially head up through the woods above the Crafnant valley to reach Llanrhychwyn church, before descending on the edge of the forest to Gwydir Uchaf chapel. We will then follow the riverbank into Llanrwst to visit Llanrwst church, then continue by the river back to Trefriw.

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

Distance: 7 miles / 11 km

Grade: Easy, at a leisurely pace

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.

Llugwy river ramble

Friday 18th May, 2018

Llugwy river ramble – from Capel Curig to Betws-y-coed

We will initially catch public transport (bus) from Trefriw to Betws-y-coed (20 mins), to then walk upstream to Capel Curig. On this scenic walk we’ll never be far from the river Llugwy, and we’ll pass the Swallow Falls and Tŷ Hyll (the Ugly House – always good for a cuppa).

The walk ends at Plas y Brenin, where we can have a cuppa before catching our minibus back to Trefriw.

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

Distance: 6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Grade: Easy/moderate

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

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

Walk Leaders: TBC


Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk (not available yet).

 

Bookings will open on 15 March, 2018.

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

The Glyders East Ridge

Saturday 19th May, 2018

The Glyders East Ridge

This is a mountain walk. Starting in Gwern Gof Uchaf in the Ogwen Valley we will ascend the Glyder ridge (800m), to then follow the broad ridge east past Gallt yr Ogof, descending to Capel Curig and a cuppa in the bar at Plas y Brenin. Great views throughout,

Minibus there and back.

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

Distance: 6 miles / 10 km

Grade: Strenuous mountain

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.