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The riverside cobs

Sunday 19 May, 2024

The riverside Cobs

Most of our walks are on the Trefriw side of the river Conwy, but here’s a chance to also walk on the other side!

The river Conwy has flood defence cobs on both sides of it, which make for beautiful (and fairly flat!) riverside walking. From Trefriw we’ll walk on the southern riverside Cob round to Gower’s suspension bridge, then follow the riverside path into Llanrwst at Pont Fawr, Llanrwst’s famous old bridge. From here we’ll head back out of town using the back lanes, then descending to Tan Lan (this middle 2 miles is the only bit of ascent and descent).

We’ll now be on the other side of the river Conwy, and we’ll follow the 2-mile length of the northern riverside cob to Maenan, from where our minibus will bring us back to Trefriw.

In all, there’ll be plenty of easy, scenic riverside walking, and more often than not there’s plenty of birdlife to be seen on and near the river too.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  7 miles / 11 km

Grade:  Mostly easy, leisurely (though with a lane ascent in the middle from 10m up to 100m)

Departure time:  10:15 a.m. from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (See ‘our cafe’.)  Please stay and socialise!

Walk Leaders:  Karen Martindale & Jan Blaskiewicz


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


Booking: To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite button below (opens in a new tab).
Booking opens on 15th March.

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 (card preferred, but cash accepted). More details on our funding page.


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An intro to trail running!

Sunday 19 May, 2024

An intro to trail running!

Here’s an opportunity to mix walking with some trail running.

This is a trail run that starts with an easy run out of the village before a steep climb after about a mile that takes us to the edge of the Gwydyr Forest. There’s a further climb that goes past St Rhychwyn’s Church in Llanrhychwyn (worth a quick visit if we have time) before we reach the highest point of the route with fantastic views. It’s then an easy descent to Llyn Geirionydd where we follow a rough track along the side of the lake to pick up a path that leads downhill to the village, with views down to the Crafnant Valley.

There are some steep climbs and some rough paths but we’ll move at a pace that suits the group, typically walking most of the uphill sections and no one will be left behind so we’ll regroup as needed.

Duration:  Half day (2½ hours, 10:30 – 13:00).

Distance:  About 7 miles / 11 km

Suitability:  You must be fit enough to tackle this ‘walk/run’ as described above.

What to wear:  Trail shoes must be worn (road shoes or walking boots won’t be suitable).  Bear in mind that we are very likely to encounter some wet and boggy sections. It would be a good idea to carry drinking water.

Departure time:  10:30 a.m. from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (See ‘our cafe’.)  Please stay and socialise!

Walk Leaders:  Fliss Aries (a registered fell run leader with Welsh Athletics) & Nick Denney


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


Booking: To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite button below (opens in a new tab).
Booking opens on 15th March.

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 (card preferred, but cash accepted). More details on our funding page.


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Back to nature

Sunday 19 May, 2024

Back to nature

We will be using a car-share to travel to the start of our walk, which will be at the site of the former Cyffty Mine near Nant Bwlch-yr-Haiarn in the Gwydir Forest. (Cyffty is 4 miles from Trefriw – see the journey here.)

This is a fairly gentle walk, starting at one of the old lead mines of Nant Bwlch-yr-Haiarn. The route will follow a network of lakes formed for this centuries-old industry and explore the wild flowers, nature, history and legends of this unique area. Mainly on well-worn paths and forest tracks, with some short sections on steeper rough ground, we will gradually rise to a natural viewpoint for a lunch break before continuing back to the starting point. After the walk we will return in the cars to Trefriw.

This is a chance to look at nature in the hills with a couple of experts in this field.

Duration:  Half-day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:   About 5 miles / 8 km

Grade:  Moderate/leisurely

Departure time:  10:45 a.m. from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) using car share.
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (See ‘our cafe’.)  Please stay and socialise!

Walk Leaders:  Pete Kay & Bernard Owen


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


Booking: To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite button below (opens in a new tab).
Booking opens on 15th March.

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 (card preferred, but cash accepted). More details on our funding page.


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Pot Luck Walk (Friday)

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 in 2017

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)

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

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Pot Luck Walk (Saturday)

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 in 2017

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)

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.

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Pot Luck Walk (Sunday)

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 in 2017

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)

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.

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