Old Tramways in the Carneddau Foothills – 2017

Friday 19th May, 2017

Old Tramways in the Carneddau foothills

We will initially be travelling by minibus up the steep hill from Trefriw to the Cowlyd Valley.  From there we will walk for 1.5 miles over the spur of Moel Eilio to remote Cwm Eigiau, to then leisurely walk the length of the Eigiau Tramway and the Cowlyd Tramway (a total of 4.5 miles), back to our start point.  We will then return to Trefriw on foot on the lane.

There will be plenty of local history regarding these tramways and the dams they served.

This area of the Carneddau foothills is remote.  Please ensure that you have warm, waterproof clothing and good boots.

Duration:  All Day –  6 hours.    Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  16 km /10 miles

Grade:  Moderate/hard

Meet:  9.30 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)

Walk Leaders:  Tony Ellis, author of four local walking books, and a Voluntary Warden on Snowdon

                                Colin Boyd, Outdoor Education specialist

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


Booking:  To book a place on this walk, click on the button below.

Eventbrite - Trefriw Walking Festival 2017 - Old Tramways in the Carneddau Foothills

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