To Grinllwm and beyond

Saturday 20th May, 2023

To Grinllwm and beyond

Grinllwm (meaning ‘withered, bare’) is the hill which directly overlooks Trefriw. This peaceful, scenic walk starts by ascending this steep hill, at the top of which we’ll make slight detour to the highest point and take a break to enjoy the splendid views down the Conwy valley to the coast.

The other side of Grinllwm finds us on the edge of the sleepy hamlet of Llanrhychwyn where we’ll call in at the remote tiny church, one of the oldest churches in Wales.

Our route then taken us on the edge of the Gwydir Forest, up to a high spot above Llyn Glangors and the old Pandora mine where we get good views of the north Snowdonia mountains. We’ll descend to Llyn Geirionydd (toilets at the car park) and return to Trefriw through the woods and past the bluebell hillside.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  6 miles / 10 km

Grade:  Moderate (though a very steep start), and at a leisurely pace

Departure time:  10:20 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:  Clive Noble & David Davies

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).

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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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