Discover Dolgarrog – 2020

Saturday 16th May, 2020

Discover Dolgarrog  (its history and its natural history)

Dolgarrog is a small village situated on the western side of the Conwy Valley a few miles north of Trefriw. Looming over the village rises Coed Dolgarrog National Nature Reserve.

The current village and its housing is almost entirely a result of a vast piece of engineering work carried out in the early 20th century that harnessed the water of the Carneddau mountains to power an aluminium smelter in the village.

This walk will climb up from the village though the Nature Reserve and will explore the industrial and pre-industrial history of the area. On the way we will visit once-famous waterfalls, deserted settlements, some very rare wildlife habitats, and gain some glorious views of the Conwy valley and the Carneddau mountains.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  About 6 miles / 10 km

Grade:  Moderate, but leisurely

Meet:  10:30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Tea and cake will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. You are welcome to stay and socialise!

Walk Leaders:  Pete Kay and Tomos Jones

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

Booking:   To book a place on this walk, use the ‘Eventbrite’ box below.

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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