Friday 19th May, 2023
A Tomb with a View
Venturing across the Conwy Valley, we will rise nearly 1,000 ft above Betws-y-coed to Moel Trefriw, one of the furthest vantage points from which to see Trefriw. The walk, with its elevated location, will give splendid views over the northern Snowdonia mountains.
We’ll then descend via the famous Neolithic burial chamber at Capel Garmon. Tombs of this type belong to an archaeological grouping called ‘Cotswold-Severn’, after the area in which they are generally found, so its unusual position so far north remains a mystery.
We’ll be travelling to the area on the No.19 service bus (fare payable: £3.10, unless you have a concessionary pass), returning to Trefriw at the end of the walk in our minibus.
Duration: All day. Please bring a packed lunch.
Distance: 7 miles / 11 km
Grade: Moderate, with some 300m (1,000 ft) of ascent.
It is a steep ascent at the beginning but thereafter moderate. There are some streams and the odd boggy bits to cross, so good footwear is essential. There may be cattle in some fields.
Departure time: 10:25 a.m. from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) to catch 10.42 bus towards Betws-y-coed.
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (See ‘our cafe’.) Please stay and socialise!
Walk Leaders: Cate Bolsover & Mike Bolsover
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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.