Hot Rocks and Megaliths

Saturday 21st May, 2022

Hot Rocks and Megaliths

We’ll be travelling first by minibus to upper Rowen. This is a circular route with ascent to open moor and rocky path, rising to Tal y Fan ridge-walk. We will then descend to Bwlch y Ddeufaen. Here we’ll join the original A55, the prehistoric route way and Roman road which drops down to the Afon Conwy.

Our journey is through a dramatic landscape of igneous rocks, sacred places and field systems – rich testimony to the pressure and passage of time over 450 million years to the arrival of the first farmers.

The last section is on tarmac down to Rowen, to then catch the minibus back to Trefriw.

Please remember that it can be cold in the foothills of the Carneddau mountains, even in May, so make sure you’ve got warm, waterproof clothing, and good footwear.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  About 6 miles / 10 km

Grade:  Moderate, with some steeper sections, but leisurely

Departure time:  10:00 a.m. from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (More here.)

Walk Leaders:  Ken Brassil (the “charismatic and brilliant” former Archaeology and History Education Officer at St Fagans) and Idris Bowen


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

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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations (cash or card). More details on our funding page.

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