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