What they say about us!

The following are just a selection of the many comments written in our Comments Book over the years.

Some comments from 2024:

“Not only were the walks excellent but it was a pleasure to feel the passion of such a local thriving community.”

“Had a fabulous day. M and B were delightful leaders. Thank you.”

“A wonderful day. Great walking, and very interesting snippets of local information from great leaders. Thank you!” – Kathie

“Another year, and thanks for another great walk! Excellent leadership from T and N.” – Pete & Margaret

“First time … and not the last. A great event run by great people.”

“As always, wonderful walking. Thank you everyone who makes the festival so great!” – Lin

“Such a lovely day and I found many parts of the Conwy Valley that I didn’t know of. A lovely group of walkers, and our leaders were so informative and friendly.” – Rachel & family

“A tremendous walk, highly recommended. N and L were fantastic leaders. Best thing I’ve done for years.”

” ‘Seventh Heaven’ lived up to its name, thanks to perfect weather and our wonderful guides. It was lovely to share the experience with such friendly people. I’ll be back.” – Ursula

“I only came for the cakes – superb! The walking was also wonderful.” – Alan

“A wonderful sunny day in the mountains. Thanks to all the organisers for a great festival, and see you next year.” – Julia

“Thanks for another wonderful walk. Both the landscape and the route were stunning. Happy, happy, happy!”

“An absolutely stunning route and great company. Nice easy pace. A fantastic day!”

“What a wonderful few days exploring Trefriw and the surrounding areas. Such a beautiful valley. Thanks for the cuppas and cakes too.”

“5 star! A wonderful walk. Thank you!”

“An absolutely fabulous 3 days. All walks and leaders were terrific. Thank you!” – Kathie

“A fabulous festival, many thanks. So enjoyed all the walks – and the cake. Thanks.”

“An excellent festival, great organisation and lovely guides. Well done all! Oh, and the cake!”

“It’s been an absolute blast again! See you next year.” – Chris

“Another fabulous festival, thank you everyone, and see you all next year.” – Jane & Phil

“You gave us a fab day! Thanks so much, it was great! Looking forward to the next one!”

“A fantastic walk! M and M were very professional, fun and interesting – and very supportive when we struggled. See you next year!” – Alicia

“Thank you for a great informative walk. Just the right length and loads of useful local information.” – Julie

“A beautiful walk, and so enjoyed by us all. Thank you.”

“What a final day at the walking festival! It couldn’t have been better. Thank you so much, to all the leaders for safe guiding, good stories, and to all of you spending so much time giving us these experiences.” – Hilde & Eric

“Can’t fault the festival – keep up the good work guys – an amazing 3 days!” – Karl

Some comments from 2023:

“A beautiful, relaxing walk. Very friendly and knowledgeable leaders. Perfect!” – Jane & Phil

“M and M were excellent guides and we really enjoyed our walk.” – Derek & Julie

“Absolutely fabulous. Have just come from two other walking festivals and this was the best walk out of all of them. Thank you.” – Hazel

“So pleasant that I will come back again. The leaders were excellent.” – Dave

“The walk had everything – tranquil river, waterfalls and spectacular views.”

“Wow, what a fantastic day! I really enjoyed hiking with a group of strangers who ended up being friends. Also, it was just amazing to hike next to experienced mountain leaders.” – Jasmin (Germany)

“Moelwyns and Crimpiau were both excellent! And absolutely brilliant leaders. Thank you!” – Rita

“Stunning views and lovely woodland areas. A thoroughly enjoyable day at a leisurely pace. Thank you.” – Adele & Gwynne

“A very good selection of walks, and well organised as well.”

“My first Festival, and very enjoyable. Well organised, very friendly and a great selection of walks. Lovely walk leaders.”

“Really enjoyed both of my walks. Good company, well-led and glorious scenery. Already looking forward to next year.” – Neil

“An excellent walk and lovely guides. really appreciate this festival and the cake!” – Gill

“A wonderful three days of walking. I was very impressed by the efficient organization of the festival, the skill of the leaders and the delightful refreshments. i will definitely be back next year.” – Dave

“Thank you so much for a truly amazing 3 days. This is an amazingly well organised walking festival, with excellent walk leaders who made us feel welcome and kept the walk pace at a comfortable level. The tea and cakes were a lovely touch and much appreciated. This was my first Trefriw Walking Festival and it certainly won’t be my last.” – Rhian

Some comments from 2022:

“This walk was a first for me. So enjoyable. Our guides were very knowledgeable and personable. I feel refreshed and recharged. I’m very much looking forward to my two other walks.” – Rachel

“Thanks for a great walk and great company. I’ll be back.” – Chris

“Fantastic! The light rain made the  sensory experience even better. Highly recommended.”

“Just completed the Sacred Doors walk and it was a truly sacred experience! Being led by K. and B. was akin to being shown portals to other worlds both strange and welcoming. I cannot thank the festival enough. Looking forward to next year!” – Dylan

“An amazing day with lovely people and amazing leaders. Best thing I’ve done in Wales.” – Don (USA)

“This was our first walk with Trefriw Walking Festival and we would thoroughly recommend it – well organised, a beautiful route and good company.” – Chris & Terry

“A superb walk, views and company. Enjoyed it very much! Great leaders with extensive knowledge.” – Kam

“Very, very interesting – an excellent leader and driver! Thank you so much. And a fab cuppa and cake!”

“Thanks to J. for a very informative walk. I loved it so much!” – Peter

“The Festival is such a brilliant concept and so enjoyable. Looking forward to next year!” – Emily

“First time at the Festival. really well organised and a lovely group to walk with.”

(There was no Walking Festival in 2020 or 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.)

Some comments from 2019:

“This was our third year at your festival, and we’re still perplexed as to how a small place like Trefriw can year on year stage the best Walking Festival we have ever attended. Keep on doing what you do!” – Peter

“First of all let me thank you for organising another super walking festival which has now become a highlight of May. I always look forward to it and this year’s was no exception. …. It was a challenging walk and I have derived an enormous sense of satisfaction because at 72 I had not envisaged that I would do such a walk again but the walking festival proved me wrong. Both leaders were first class and so well informed I could have listened to them for hours. … An amazing day.” – Rosemary

“Having just looked at all the superlative comments from the 2018 Festival, I can confirm that the great commitment and enthusiasm of the volunteer organisers, quality of walk leaders and the general welcome and hospitality received was well and truly maintained to the full this year.” – Norman

“It was another fab three days. The range on the walks programme was so varied … It was lovely catching up with familiar faces and getting to know new people … A huge thank you to you, the committee, the walks’ leaders and all the other volunteers who put time, effort and enthusiasm into a very special walking festival.” – Sue

I wanted to thank you for all your hard work in putting such an amazing programme together – I wanted to do all the walks as they all sounded fabulous … Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to the team for everyone’s hard work … Your love of the beautiful part of the country you live in and your generosity of spirit and energy in sharing it with others like me is fantastic.” – Annie

“A fantastic walk, both informative and entertaining. Beautiful views and stunning bluebell woods.” – Baz

“Great communication with my booking when I had to add (then cancel!) a place for my other half. … I really enjoyed the walk; the leaders were very knowledgeable.” – Sarah

“Mindfulness Walk completed. I feel refreshed like I’ve just got out of the shower.”

“A lovely, really well organised festival again. Many thanks again.” – Jacky

“What an amazing day I had! Our group leaders were fantastic and so inspiring, as was the whole group, from all walks of life. Thank you for a wonderfully set up Walking Festival.” – Corinna

“The walk was truly excellent, really well led and very enjoyable.”

“A lovely walk, companionship and charming leaders.” – Stephen & Barbara

“A fantastic day’s walking … We’ll be back next year.” – Andrew & Iona

“A fantastic walk! Wonderful paths, views, and a really memorable day. The walk leaders were great company!” –  Pam & Rogg

“Thank you so much for a special 3 days of walking.”

“A great day out with good company and good leaders.” – Paul

“Walking through the bluebells was just fantastic!”

“This was our first Trefriw Festival, and we absolutely loved our walk. It was well organised and the leaders were so friendly. We will definitely be returning.”

“I hope this festival carries on for many years.”

“A fantastic walk with, as ever, brilliant leaders – well informed, inclusive, and they pitched the pace just right. An excellent and well thought-out route, taking in magnificent scenery and different terrains.”

“Our first visit to TWF, and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk. … Will visit again and again.”

“A really well organised walking festival. Was great to find someone at the car park to help us, and the toilets there were open early, and immaculate. … A thoroughly enjoyable walk. Hope to get back next year.”

“The walk was fantastic. Thank you to our walk leaders who had a fantastic attitude. The whole event was well planned and run. Thanks to all involved.”

“It was a brilliant walk, a great group, and fantastic leaders. Can’t wait for next year.” – Louise & Carolyn

“As always, a wonderful Festival, including new, exciting things to do. I’ll be back.” – Chris

(To my 6 walk leaders over the 3 days) – “What a WONDERFUL gift you have given to this group of happy walkers!”

“Great walks, great leaders, great views – a great weekend!  Thank you.” – Baz

“What a fantastic day we’ve had. Our first walking festival and it won’t be our last. … Thank you to the organisers. It’s a mountain of work but we really appreciate it.” – Angela & Stuart

“Our leaders were an entertaining duo, making the walk informative, lively and very interesting.” – Pam & Rogg

“Thank you to all involved with running this fab festival. See you next year.” – Sue

“Thanks to the walking festival I’ve been to the top of Snowdon, seen rare Alpine plants, had views and vistas of the mountains, and seen bluebell-covered valleys and mysterious woodlands. Fantastic experiences.” – Annie

“The walks were perfectly organised and accompanied by the nicest walkers.” – Hilde & Erik

Fred Dillion, a Trefriw resident, felt sufficiently inspired to write a poem. You can read it here.

Some comments from 2018:

“Belatedly, a huge thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to put on such a fantastic 3 days. A brilliant programme of walks/activities, dedicated leaders and such a warm welcome from the team in the village hall. It goes without saying that the Cake Fest was truly magnificent.”  – Sue & Annie

“A magnificent festival; totally exceeded my expectations. A wonderful variety of walks on offer. Professionally run. Thank you to all concerned. A total triumph. Our first year, but it won’t be our last.” – Rich

“A wonderful experience discovering this beautiful area of Wales. Usually we go to Tenerife for the Walking Festival at this time of year, but we loved it so much here we’ll be back.” – Angie & Mike

“We have had yet another fabulous Trefriw experience. Excellent leaders and well-planned, interesting walks. We have made some great contacts and new friends. Thank you all.” – Chris & Shaun L.

“We’ve had 3 great days of walking and in good company. As ever, the walk guides were knowledgeable and welcoming. This is a fantastic area for walking, but is made all the better when the history and context are explained.” – Pete & Margaret  S.

“Thank you so much for the fab walks.” – Vanjee

“Really enjoyed the festival. Went on three wonderful walks.” – Delyth

“A splendid walk, beautiful scenery, and lots of interesting info shared with us. A lovely group. Great leaders too, and the Village Hall team are so welcoming.” – Delyth

“A fabulous festival. The best one we’ve been to. Thank you so much all of you – brilliant organisation. I hope you’re all resting this week! See you next year.”  –  Jane

“Another great, brilliantly organized festival. Well done everyone. Thanks.”  –  Nicki

“Best one yet! Super organisation. So friendly and helpful. And cake!”  –  Phil

“Brilliant weekend, very well organised and everyone so friendly, with lovely gluten free cakes at the end. See you next year.”  –  Eurgain

“Wonderful people. Superb organisation. Excellent and well-informed leaders.” – Mimi

“I had a magical weekend. Thanks for letting me do a couple of wanders. It all seemed beautifully organised and very slick. I doff my cap to you all.” – Pete K. (walk leader)

Some comments from 2017:

“I want to thank everyone concerned, in particular the walk leaders on our two days.  Thanks also to all the team back in the Hall who gave us such a warm welcome for the start of the weekend and the magnificent Cake Fest at the end of it!  I enjoyed everything – the opportunity to walk such beautiful terrain and to learn about the history and heritage of the area, to meet people with similar interests and a love of the countryside, and above all to have been part of this Walking Festival which has the right balance of being small scale but challenging.”  –   Jenny

“A huge thank you to everyone involved in the planning and execution of the Trefriw walking festival. As a participant for the first time it was very enjoyable.  A range of walks for all abilities starting from the village hall where welcome cups of tea and coffee were available. Interesting and enthusiastic leaders and walkers, and the grand finale of cakes. All of this in the most beautiful countryside.  Best wishes and thank you.”  –  Sally

“It was a brilliant three days.  Thank you to everyone who was involved in making the event such a success. A great choice of walks and other activities, excellent leaders, friendly committee, and I loved the way the hall was decked out. Happy walking and see you in 2018.”  –  Sue

“The walking festival was a delight to be in, everyone was so welcoming, it was very well organised and the walks were very enjoyable with excellent guides.”  –  Linda

“I’d seen all the posters around, and I’m glad to hear the Festival went well. I’ve got to say that I hugely admire what you do, that you as a village can stage such an impressive event.” – Carwyn ap M.

… and some recent comments about our website:

“That’s a nicely designed website you’ve got! Some first-rate photos and it’s very easy to navigate – the photos give a good first impression of what’s in store and the descriptions are just the right length to be usefully informative, so you can dip in and out. Better still my iPhone can handle it without it freezing.” – Matt

“I’m very impressed with your website, by the way – that must have taken a lot of work. And – unlike so many others – mobile-friendly.” – Glyn

“This is one of the most logical websites that I’ve been on! Questions that were popping into my head were being answered by the next click of my mouse – If only every website was this simple and easy to navigate around!” – Tom


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