Walks

Walk Safe
As with many activities, while walking is usually a very safe pastime there is always the possibility that an accident can occur. Just as in crossing a road, to avoid the risk of an accident when walking on a footpath or in open country, all walkers should look out for possible hazards, such as tree roots or stones that might cause a trip.

Walk Slow If you have not done much walking before, or just want to try out walking as a new venture, or perhaps think yourself rather old for walking, then starting slowly with short walks is the ideal introduction.  You will find a welcome from fellow walkers and the pace will be easy, and soon you may well find yourself visiting parts of Snowdonia and North Wales that you have never seen before!

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Menter Fachwen Walks and News - February 2018

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Saturday 24 February                  
Moel Smytho and Betws Garmon

 

Date

A walk on part of the new Slate Trail up to the edge of the old Moel Tryfan quarry and returning via Betws Garmon.

Start Time

10.15 am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 527 587

Grade

C

Distance

6

Contact Name

Graham

Contact No.

01248 670778

Meet

WHR//Snowdnia Parc Brewpub CP/BS


Saturday 3 March
Stride – Yr Aran, Cwm Llan and Llyn Dinas

Date

 

After an easy walk to Craflym we head uphill and then off path to reach Yr Aran.  From here we drop to down to Cwm Llan and Pont Bethania, to meet the Stroll group for an easy walk back to Beddgelert via Llyn Dinas and the river path.

Start Time

10 am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 589 481

Grade

B

Distance

8

Contact Name

Dave

Contact No.

01286 650696

Meet

Canolfan Hebog, Beddelert

 


Saturday 3 March
Stroll – Pont Bethania to Beddgelert

Date

Sat 3 March

Arriving at Pont Bethania we hope to meet the Stride group for the delightful walk back to Beddgelert via Llyn Dinas and the riverside paths and lane.  With Caffi Gwynant at the start and lots of refreshment spots in Beddgelert it should be a relaxing afternoon of strolling.

Start Time

1.45pm for 1.55 bus

Start Grid Ref.

SH 589 481

Grade

D

Distance

4 miles

Contact Name

Dave and Pat

Contact No.

01766 523204

Meet

Canolfan Hebog, Beddgelert BS

 


Saturday 19 March  Foel Fawr and Craig Wen

Date

 

As well as the hills and 1800 ft of climbing today is the chance to explore a gold mine – bring a torch and hard hat. 

Start Time

10 am 

Start Grid Ref.

SH 707 389

Grade

C

Distance

8 miles

Contact Name

Roy

Contact No.

07721 592892

Meet

Tomen y Mur CP (limited space), or 9.15am Lidl Porthmadog for car share


Saturday 17 March • Llyn Crafnant via the Drovers trail

 

 

 

 

With a possible detour to Crimpiau the route follows the old drovers trail to Llyn Crafnant before returning to Siabod café via forest tracks

10.30am

SH 727 578

C

7 miles

John H

01286 881071

Siabod Cafe


Sunday 25 March  Aberglaslyn and Cwm Bychan

 

 

 

Following the Fisherman’s path through Aberglaslyn to Beddgelert we then continue alongside the Afon Glaslyn to Llyn Dinas.  Then a 200+metre ascent takes us over to Cwm Bychan and the winding path to the car park.

2 pm

SH 597 462

D

5  miles

John Bowers

01766 514396

Nantmor NT CP

 

Sunday 8 April - Lledr Valley and Ty Mawr

 

 

 

 

A circular walk in the beautiful Lledr Valley, walking along Afon Lledr to Pont Gethin before climbing to historic Ty Mawr.  From there a further ascent to Foel Felin before a return to Dolwyddelan.

10.30 am

SH 738 521

C

6.2 miles

Guto Parry

01286 872746

Dolwyddelan Station


Sunday 22 April
Stride – Wales Coast Path – High and Low!

Sun 22 April

Lanes and footpaths will take us to the Wales CP to walk east under Moel Wnion and on to Abergwyngregyn.  From there we walk to the coast, hopefully meeting up with the Stroll group for a shoreline walk back to Aber Ogwen.

10.0 am

SH 614 711

C

9 miles

Dave

01286 650696

Parking on old main road

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Sunday 22 April
Stroll – Coast walk, Abergwyngregyn to Aber Ogwen

 

Date

Sun 22 April

After catching the bus to Abergwyngregyn the plan/hope is to meet the Stride group for a walk along the edge of the Laven Sands to Aber Ogwen. This stretch of coast saw the invasion of Anglesey by the Roman army, though the RSPB reserve at the Spinneys will probably hold more interest!

Start Time

12.40pm for 12.50 bus

Start Grid Ref.

SH 614 711

Grade

E

Distance

4

Contact Name

Dennis

Contact No.

01286 870208

Meet

Parking on old main road

 

 

 

 


Thursday 3 May • Cefn Du Circular

 

 

Paths and tracks leading to the lesser visited
Cefn
Du, between Llanberis and Waunfawr.

10.30 am

SH 571 611

C

6  miles

Joan

01286 870208

Lagoons, Llyn Padarn

 

Saturday 12 May

Nant Francon West Skyline & Girdle Traverse

 

 

 

 

Title says it all!  Y Garn to Fronllwydd.

A day in the high mountains.

9.30 am

SH 628 620

A

8 miles

Nigel

01248 352604

Betws y Coed Rail Station


Sunday 20 May • Aberdaron to Porth Oer

 

We follow the Darron valley then cross the peninsular to Porth Oer.  After following the coastal path we turn inland to cross back to Aberdaron and the waiting Ty Newydd

10.30 am

SH 172 264

C

7 miles

Guto

01286 872746

Aberdaron NT CP


Saturday 26 May • Carneddau with a Difference

 

Braich Ty Du to Pen yr Ole Wen, descend via Yr Elen Simple’s. 
Walk not for those of a delicate disposition!

9.30 am

SH 627 654

A

11 miles

Nigel

01248 352604

Layby (limited) by Ogwen Bank Holiday Park



Sunday 3 June • Coast and rural paths around Rhoscolyn  

 

Leaving the church for the coast, we follow the coast path south to Silver Bay before turning inland, conveniently passing the White Eagle Pub shortly before returning to St Gwenfaen’s. 

10.30 am

SH 268 757

C

6 miles

Nigel

01286 872746

St Gwenfaen’s Church, Rhoscolyn


Thursday 7 June  • Coast and Country from Aberdesach

Dogs on lead please

 

A leisurely stroll on farmland, rural lanes and shoreline, passing over the historic Pont y Cim along the way.

10.30 am

SH 435 514

D

4.5 miles

Margaret

01286 660370

Aberdesach Beach CP (BS nearby, No 12 bus)


Saturday 16 June • Rhinogydd Three Peaks

 

A stroll through Coed Mynach before a steady climb to Bwlch Diffwys then on to Diffwyys summit. After lunch there is a grassy climb to Y Llethyr, the last summit before the climb to Rhinog Fach.

10 am

SH 684 219

A

10.5  miles

Roy

07721 592892

Cwm Mynach (or meet Lidl Porthmadog 9am for car share)


Wednesday 27 June • Bwlch Mawr and new stiles!!

 

New ladder stiles over the lovely but huge walls around the summit of Bwlch Mawr make the mountain much more accessible. The 470m climb is rewarded with lovely views across Caernarfon Bay to Ynys Môn and, on a clear day, Ireland.

10.15  am

SH 415 497

C+

5.5  miles

Margaret

01286 660370

Clynnog Fawr CP/BS