PLEASE NOTE

The Club operates a car sharing system, see meeting points and departure time for walks. Please turn up 10 minutes before the departure time. If you don't have your own transport you should contact the leader three days in advance. Note that there may not be anybody at the any of the Meeting Points. It is therefore important if you think that the leader may not be present to contact him or her in advance.
For all day walks (except those with pub lunches) bring food and drink. Boots are essential for mountain and strenuous walks.
The leader has the right to refuse to allow members or potential members from taking part if, in his or her opinion, they are inadequately dressed or do not have suitable footwear.
Grading of Walks
Grading of walks is both difficult and subjective. These grade definitions are for guidance only. If in any doubt contact the leader of the walk for further information.
Easy - Pastoral and usually less than 8 miles/12.8kms. They do not involve any steep climbing but gentle ascents might be included. Easy walks of less than 4 miles/6.4kms are within the capabilities of most people and are usually taken at a slow pace. The longer walks need a slightly greater degree of fitness but should also be within the capabilities of most people. Several stiles may be encountered on these walks. Equipment required are waterproofs and lightweight boots or shoes with a good sole. A packed lunch is essential on walks of over 6
miles/9.6kms unless it is planned to take lunch in a pub or café. A drink however should always be carried.
Moderate - Walks of more than 9 miles/14.4kms, although can be less if this involves climbing. Total ascents during the walk will generally be less than 1,000 feet/300m. Equipment as for easy walks a packed lunch and drink are essential.

Moderate Mountain - These walks involve at least 1,000 feet/300m of climbing but less than 2,000 feet/600m. They are usually on terrain that is more exposed than the easy walks. Spare clothing and good quality waterproofs and boots, together with a packed lunch and drink, are essential.
Duty of Care
Leaders and members owe a duty of care to all the other members of the group.
Members participating in walks do so at their own risk.
Members are expected to be appropriately dressed and prepared for the walk. If the leader believes that someone is inadequately dressed or prepared then s/he has the right to refuse to allow the member on the walk.
Members are advised to carry their own personal first aid kit, whistle and where appropriate survival equipment. They should also make the leader aware of any medical condition and any implications that could cause problems during the walk.
The leader can question the fitness of any member wishing to attempt the walk and can decline to accept him/her on the walk.
Leaders
Club walks are led by volunteer members who may or may not have received leader training. They are expected to be appropriately dressed and prepared for the walk which they are leading. They are not however expected to carry any specialised equipment.
Walks leaders may not have had any first aid training. Leaders (and members) are advised to carry a first aid kit but it is not a condition of leading a walk.
For Health and Safety reasons leaders have the right to cancel a walk if three or less people turn up at the meeting point and the leader has not received notification from anyone else that they will be going directly to the start or, if appropriate, Junction 29 or Northop.

Note some walks contain Post Codes for the Start of the walk. These should be treated as a guide and with caution. Some Post Codes cover very large areas. If in doubt phone the leader.

 

Click here to view our 2019 walks programme.

Click here to view our 2020 walks programme.

 

WALKS PROGRAMME:   MARCH - JULY 2022

 

 

Mon/Fri 21st/25th March     Club Holiday to Llanelli

 

Sun 27th Mar         Whitewell/Grindley Brook                        Walk Start 10.00

This walk will take us through 3 counties and 2 countries in one walk.  There is a café that is around two thirds through the walk where we have the opportunity for refreshments but it is advisable to bring a packed lunch.  The post code for the meet point is SY13 3AQ – Broadoak Farm that is on Whitewell Road.

Grade        Easy                                     Grid Ref     SJ 498 4132

Length       7.5 miles                                Ascent       Not Given

Leader       John HJ                                  Meet Point   Whitewell Road

Telephone    01352 770655                             Meet Time    9.50

             07746 717792

 

Sat 2nd April        Roman Roan from Llanfairfechan                 Walk Start 10.00

From Llanfairfechan we take a footpath past the church and then go across the golf course.  Footpaths are then followed via Rhiwiau to the Roman Road.  We then briefly follow the footpath towards Llyn Anfon before cutting back via the disused gold mine to re-join the Roman Road with three interesting Roman Stones.  The walk continues to Bwlch y Ddeufan (The Pass of the Two Stones).  The return is down through the nature reserve at Nant y Coed.  Dogs are welcome.

Grade        Mod/Mountain                             Grid Ref     SH 680 750

Length       8.5 miles                                Ascent       1,000 feet

Leader       Ron                                      Meet Point   Nthop/Holywell/J29

Telephone    01352 715723                             Meet Time    8.45(N)/8.45(H)/9.0(J29)          

             07967 513268

 

Wed 6th April.       Traeth Lligwy (nr Moelfre)                      Walk Start 10.15 

The walk begins by following the coastal path north to the Pilot Boat Inn where we cross the A5025.  We then continue to the trig point on Tr Arwydd.  At only 178 metres, 584 feet this still provides great views over the island of Anglesey and beyond.  Note, that although the paths are generally good the last few feet of ascent are rocky and can be slippery if wet.  Also, the walk start is the car park in Traeth Lligwy.  There is a £2 fee either cash or card.

Grade.       Easy/Moderate                             Grid Ref.    SH 495 871

Length       7 miles                                   Ascent       859 feet

Leader       Janet                                     Meet Point   Holywell/J 29

Telephone    01745 890453                              Meet Time    8.45/9.00

             07423 829682

 

Fri/Sat 8/9th April        Annual General Meeting.

Holywell Ramblers – Walks Programme – April to July 2022

 

Wed 13th April       Penycefn from Maesmynan           Walk Start 10.00

The walk starts from the layby between Afonwen and Bodfari on the A541 (Postcode CH7 5UB).  This walk takes us to and through Caerwys and out to Pen y Cefn.  The return is via the caravan park and its excellent coffee shop.  The walk is mainly along good footpaths and tracks with few styles.  Dogs welcome.

Grade        Easy/Mod                   Grid Ref:  SJ 121 717.

Length        7 miles                   Ascent:  600.

Leader        Ron                       Meet Point:  Maesmynan layby.

Telephone    07967 513268               Meet Time:  9.50

             01352 715723       

 

Sat 16th April        Henllan Moel Fodair & Eriviat Park Walk Start: 10.00

From Henllan we walk north west from the top of the village taking the lane toward Cefn Berain.  After about 2 km we take to the fields and through farms to reach Moel Fodair climbing to the top to take in the views.  Descending immediately and in a southerly and then an easterly direction we eventually arrive in the grounds of Eriviat Park with a view of the hall.  From here we turn north to return to the start.  Sorry no dogs due to livestock and farms.  Park where you can in the village.  Meet outside the Llindir pub.

Grade        Moderate                  Grid Ref:  Not Given

Length       9 miles                   Ascent:  Not Given.

Leader       Mike C.                   Meet Point:  Nthop/Hwell/J29

Telephone    07891 298209              Meet Time:  9.00(N)/9.00(H)/9.20(J29).

 

Thurs 21st April     Marchlyn Horseshoe & Foel Goch   Walk Start: 10.00

Start Point, service road to Marchlyn Reservoir.  Post Code LL55 3NA.  Route will take us up Carnedd y Filiast, Mynydd Perfedd with a detour up Foel Goch, weather dependent, then back down and over Elidir Fawr, Elidir Fach and return to the cars.             

Grade        Strenuous                  Grid Ref:  SH 596 632                  

Length       6.5 miles                  Ascent:  Approx. 2,300 feet.

Leader       Mel                        Meet Point:  Junction 29.

Telephone    07834 824665               Meet Time:  9.00

 

Sat 23rd April       Alwen Reservoir & the moors      Walk Start: 10.00

The Alwen reservoir can be found after going through Denbigh.  After passing Morrisons continue on the A543, out of Denbigh, following signs for Cerrigydrudion.  Look for signs for Llyn Brenig Reservoir and turn left on to the B4501 just before the Sportsman’s Arms.  Continue on the B4501 past the entrance to Llyn Brenig, which is on your left.  A little further on and you will see the sign for Lyn Alwen Reservoir and the car park on your right. Post Code LL21 9TT.  There is a charge currently £2.50.  Dogs welcome.

Grade        Easy                       Grid Ref:  SH 956 529.

Length       7 miles                    Ascent: Not Given

Leader       Helen                      Meet Points; Nthop/Hwell

Telephone    Not Given                  Meet Time; 9.00(N)/9.15(H)

 

Wed 27th April        Pentrefoelas to Betys Coed       Walk Start: 10.00

The walk starts from the village car park (up the road past the pub Post Code LL24 0HT).  We follow the Hiraethog Trail out of the village to join a track which takes us past Voel Las Hall.  Our route stays on the north side of the A5 above Conwy Falls and below Capel Garmon.  It then goes through woods before dropping down to the Waterloo Bridge and Betys y Coed.  The return is by bus.  Refreshments at either Betys y Coed or Pentrefoelas.  Dogs welcome.

 

Grade        Moderate                  Grid Ref: SH 872 515

Length       8.5 miles                 Ascent:  1,400 ft.

Leader       Ron                       Meet Points:  Nthop/Hwell/J29

Telephone    01352 715723              Meet Time:  8.45(N)/8.45(H)/9.00(J29)

             07967 513268

 

Sat 30th April        Llanfairfechan – Porth Penrhyn (Bangor) coast walk

Walk Start 10.00

We start from the small free car park in Llanfairfechan – turn right into Station Road at the traffic lights in the village centre and the car park is on the right after about 150 yards.  It’s then down to the promenade and along the edge of the shoreline on the Wales Coastal path to a car park at Aber Ogwen. Twitchers should bring their binoculars to identify any seabirds/ waders etc on route. Turning inland on a minor road and on through Tal-y-Bont we pick up parts of the Slateway / Coast / Pilgrims paths. Then along Lon Las Ogwen through a wooded area alongside the Afon Cegin to end at Porth Penrhyn. Then it’s bus back to Llanfairfechan.   No dogs.

Lawrence will be starting from Northop for car sharing and or convoying.

(Don’t forget your bus pass if fortunate to have one)

Grade        Easy                      Grid Ref:  SH 681749      

Length       9.75 miles                Ascent 387 feet

Leader       Lawrence                  Meet Points:  Northop/Holywell/J29

Telephone    01352 762162              Meet Times:  9.00(N)/9.00(H)/9.20(J29)

             07950 586262

 

Wed 4th May          Erddig & Wat’s Dyke Way                 Walk Start: 10.00

The walk starts from the car park at Erddig Hall.  We follow footpaths and lanes to the former Bersham Colliery Tip.  After crossing the A483 the walk takes us to Bonc yr Hafod country park.  The A483 is then crossed to pick up the Wat’s Dyke Way back to the start.  Dogs welcome.

Grade        Easy                      Grid Ref:  SJ 327 481

Length       5.5 miles                 Ascent:  250 feet

Leader       Ron                       Meet Point:  Holywell/Nthop

Telephonr    01352 715723              Meet Time:  9.00(H)/9.15(N)

             07967 513268

 

Sun 8th May          Llansannan & the Two Rivers             Walk Start: 10.00

The walk starts from the car park behind the toilet block in Llansannan which is free.  This circular walk follows riverside and woodlands tracks, initially along the Afon Aled to Bryn Rhyd-yr-Arian.  From here we head south alongside the Afon Deunant.  We then have a short stretch along quiet lanes to pick up a track below Pont y Nant, which takes us back toLlansannan along the Afon Aled.  If we have a clear day, we should have views of nearby Mynydd Tryfan and more distant Snowdonia.  Dogs are welcome.  I will be at Junction 29.

Grade        Moderate                   Grid Ref:  SH 934 658

Length       8 miles/13k                Ascent:  1,210 ft/370m

Leader       Toni                       Meet Points:  Nthop/Hwell/J29

Telephone    07767 323649               Meet Time:  9.00(N)/9.15(H)/9.30(J29)

            

Wed 11th May         Llanddulas Ramble                       Walk Start: 10.00

We will follow the North Wales Coastal Path with a steady climb to Llysfaen.  We then descend through Fairy Glen to Old Colwyn and return to the start along the coastal path.  Janet will meet everyone at the start, which is the car park on Llanddulas sea front.

 

Grade        Moderate                  Grid Ref:  SH 905 786

Length       7.5 miles                 Ascent:  1,148 feet

Leader       Janet                     Meet Point: Llanddulas Sea Front car park

Telephone    01745 890453              Meet Time: 9.50

             07423 829682

 

Sat 14th May         Bluebells & Bagots               Walk Start: 10.30  

Meet and park at Ruthin Craft Centre. We take the path through fields alongside the River Clwyd to Rhewl. Passing Coed Orllwyn and through fields to enter Coed y Nant, at the end of which we should be rewarded with an expanse of Bluebells beneath the beech trees.  Return down Lady Bagot’s drive alongside Afon Clywedog before making our way across fields to Ruthin. No dogs. 

Lawrence will be at Northop for car sharing and or convoying. 

Grade        Easy                       Grid Ref:  SJ 12497 58626  

Length       8.25 miles                 Ascent:  725

Leader        Lawrence                  Meet Points:  Holywell/Northop

Telephone    01352 762162               Meet Time:  9.15(H)/9.30(N)

             07950 586262

 

Wed 18th May         Tal Y Fan & Llangelynin Church circular  Walk Start: 10.00

Meet at Junction 29.  Walk will start at the car park on the old Roman Road.  Post Code LL36 9AJ.  From here we walk back along the old Roman Road a short way before starting the climb up to Tal y Fan.  From the summit we will retrace our steps for a short way before picking up another trail which will lead to the N Wales Path via Batchelor Baby crash site, a WW2 B24 Liberator bomber.  We then follow the N Wales path passing three sets of stone circles dating back 3,000 years then making our way to Llangelynin church, which dates back to the 12th century.  From here we will make our way back to the start point.  

Grade        Mod/Mountain              Grid Ref:  SH 7205 7153

Length       7 miles                   Ascent:  1,896 feet.

Leader       Mel                       Meet Point:  Junction 29

Telephone    07834 824665              Meet Time 9.00                  

 

Sat 21st May.        Above World’s End                Walk Start: 10.00

Starting from the parking area opposite the Ponderosa Café we walk behind the cafe and follow the Clwydian Way south.  Dropping down through Eglwyseg Glen we cross the valley floor and climb steadily to pick up the OD Path heading north.  We leave the main path to walk up on to the escarpment above World’s End.  We then re-join the ODP to cross open moorland to the edge of Llandegla Forest.  Here we turn west, along the edge of the forest, heading towards Cyrn y Brain.  Skirting the communication masts, we drop back to the start.  Hopefully good views throughout the climbs, in the main, are steady rather than steep.  Dogs welcome.

Grade        Strenuous                  Grid Ref:  SJ 193 481

Length        10 miles                  Ascent:  2,600 feet.

Leader        George                    Meet Point:  Ponderosa

Telephone    07308 613331               Meet Time:  9.50

 

Wed 25th May         Llanymynech to Oswestry                  Walk Start 10.00

We meet at Oswestry Sports Ground and walk into Oswestry to catch the 10.15 bus to Llanymynech.  We then follow the Wat’s Dyke Way alongside the canal to Croft’s Mill.  We briefly leave the WDW re-joining it at Newbridge.  The Trail is then followed back to the sports ground.  Dogs Welcome.

Grade.       Easy/Mod.                 Grid Ref.  SJ 291 305 (Oswestry S Ground))

Length.      8 miles.                  Ascent.  350 feet.

Leader       Ron                       Meet Point; Holywell/Northop

Telephone    01352 715723              Meet Time; 8.45(H)/9.00(N)

             07967 513268

            

Sat 28th May         Conwy - Llanfairfechan           Walk Start 10.00

Park in the free car park opposite Aberconwy School on Morfa Road. We then take the North Wales Path up to Conwy mountain with its many excellent views as far as Llyn y Wrach. Following tracks to the west of Craig Celynin, we take a grassy track to the south of Tal y Fan to the Roman Road.  At Bwlch y Ddeufaen, it’s then north west across moorland, passing Nant-y-Coed nature reserve and down into Llanfairfechan where we catch our bus back to Conwy.

No dogs.  Don’t forget your bus passes if fortunate to have one.  Lawrence will be at Northop for car sharing and or convoying.

Grade        Strenuous                 Grid Ref:  SH 775782

Length       12 miles                  Ascent:  2,654 feet       

Leader        Lawrence                 Meet Points:  Nhop/Hwell/J 29

Telephone    01352 762162              Meet Times:  9.00(N)/9.00(H)/9.20(J29)

             07950 586262

 

Wed 1st June         Halkyn Mountain                         Walk Start: 10.00

This is a pub lunch walk starting from the pub car park (CH8 8BY).  The route takes us over Halkyn Mountain to Moel y Crio and Rhesycae.  The return is via The Billins and Windmill.  Dogs welcome.

Grade        Easy                      Grid Ref:  SJ 211 711

Length       5.5 miles                 Ascent:  600 feet

Leader       Ron                       Meet Point:  Britannia Inn

Telephone    01352 715723              Meet Time:  9.50

             07967 513268

 

Sat 4th June         Flint Castle Circular Walk       Walk Start; 10.30

From the castle we make our way to Halkyn Street by following the Swinchiard Brook.  Up to the Mill Tavern, passing the Gorsedd Stones along Coed Onn and looking down on Flint Castle.  Through fields and lanes to Leadbrook Drive in Oakenholt.  Then crossing the main road to the marsh and back to Flint Castle.  Chips can be bought at the end of the walk at the chippy by Flint Station or, if preferred, there are two good cafes in Church Street.  Dogs Welcome.

Grade        Easy                      Grid Ref; Not Given

Length       5 miles                   Ascent; Not Given

Leader       Alison                    Meet Point; Flint Castle car park

Telephone    07930 899218              Meet Time; 10.20

 

Thurs 9th June       Dyserth to Talacre                Walk Start 10.30

Catch the 9.46 bus from Flint MacDonald’s or 10.03 from Holywell (Bus No19).  We alight at Dyserth and walk down the railway track to Prestatyn.  From here we pick up the coast path towards Gronant and Talacre.  Return by Arriva bus to Holywell and Flint.  Walkers can exit the walk at any time from Prestatyn onwards.

Grade        Easy/Mod                   Grid Ref:  Not given

Length       8 miles                    Ascent Minimal

Leader       Maureen                    Meet Point; Flint & Holywell

Telephone    07763 926625               Meet Time; See bus times above.

 

Sat 11th June        Llanddulas – Llysfaen circular   Walk Start 10.00

From the car park we take the coast foot and cycle path as far as Old Colwyn. We then then head inland through the Fairy Glen to Old Colwyn golf course. It’s then east along tracks and fields until we stop for a break at the Conwy Brewery shop, cafe and terrace with toilets, indoor and outdoor seating. Onward to Llysfaen where we pick up the North Wales Path back to our cars at Llanddulas sea front.  No dogs.  Lawrence will be at Northop for car sharing and or convoying.

Grade         Easy                      Grid Ref; SH 906 786

Length       7.75 miles                 Ascent 973 feet

Leader       Lawrence                   Meet Point Llanddulas sea front car park

Telephone    01352 762163               Meet Time 9.00(N)/9.00(H)/9.20(J29)

             07950 586262

            

Wed 15th June        Whitewell & Grindley Brook              Walk Start 10.00 

This walk will take us through three counties and two countries in one walk.  There is a café that is around two thirds through the walk where we have the opportunity for refreshments, but it is advisable to bring a packed lunch.  The Post Code for the Meet Point is SY13 3AQ – Broadoak Farm that is on the Whitewell Road.

Grade         Easy                     Grid Ref.  SJ 498 4132

Length       7.5 miles                 Ascent Not Given

Leader       John H J                  Meet Point; Whitewell Road

Telephone    01352 770655              Meet Time; 9.50

            

 

Sat 18th June        Queens Head (The Full Monty)     Walk Start 10.15

Starting from the Queens Head car park opp the Queens Head pub by Oswestry Golf Club the walk takes us along fields and towpaths of the Montgomery canal visiting St Winifred’s Well enroute and Maesbury Marsh.

Grade        Easy/Mod                   Grid Ref SJ 338 268

Length       8.5 miles                  Ascent Minimal

Leader       Maureen                    Meet Point; Hwell/Nthop

Telephone    07763 926625               Meet Time; 9.00(H)/9.15(N)

 

Wed 22nd June        Around the Watershed                     Walk Start 10.00

Starting from the Nature Reserve car park we walk through the Reserve and cross over the A541 and make our way to the pass between Moel Arthur and Moel Llys y Coed.  One of the sources or the river Alyn is passed at Nant Evan.  We then cross over towards Penbedw and two sources of the river Wheeler.  The return is along paths on the north side of the main road.  Dogs welcome.

Grade         Moderate                        Gride Ref:  SJ 196 678

Length       8 miles                          Ascent 1,300 feet

Leader        Ron                             Meet Point Hendre Nature Reserve

Telephone    01352 715723                     Meet Time 9.50

             07967 513268

            

 

Wed 29th June        Circuit of Cadair Idris          Walk Start 10.30

This is a glorious circuit with fine views throughout, through oak woods, onto ridge and summit.  However, there are steep uphill sections and even steeper downhill sections over rough and broken ground.  We will refresh ourselves at a nearby hostelry before the return home.  The start point is the Minfordd Car Park adjacent to the Minfordd Hotel on the A494. Dogs welcome.

Grade        Strenuous                        Gride Ref:  SH 731 116

Length       9 km                             Ascent 903m

Leader       Peter                            Meet Point; Nthop/Hwell/J29

Telephone    07845 196762                     Meet Time; 8.15(N)/8.15(H)/8.30(J29)

 

Sat 2nd July         Slateway Trail & Lon Las Ogwen   Walk Start 10.00

(Leave the A55 at Junction 12 for Tal-y-Bont and the A5 Shore Road). We park in the free car park overlooking the sea and the Port, opposite The Nelson pub in Bangor. We then take the first section of the Slateway Trail with a minor diversion to see Cochwillan Old Hall and then on through varied scenery to Bethesda where we can have a short refreshment and toilet stop. From Bethesda we pick up Lon Las Ogwen which uses the disused railway track bed which is a tarmac surface and passes through the restored section of rail tunnel.    It’s a flat surface back to Bangor through the wooded area alongside the Afon Gegin to Porth Penrhyn and our cars.

No Dogs.  Lawrence will be starting from Northop for car sharing and or convoying.

Grade        Moderate                         Grid Ref:  SH 58767 72680

Length       13.5 miles                       Ascent 1,350 feet

Leader       Lawrence                         Meet Point Nthop/Hwell/J29

Telephone    01352 762162                     Meet Time 8.40(N)/8.45(H)/9.00(J29)

             07950 586262

 

Wed 6th July         Lixwm & Ysceifiog                       Walk Start 10.00

The walk starts from the informal car parking area on the Golf Course side of the Cross Roads.  After first crossing the Common towards Waen y Brodglas the route goes across fields to the Bwlch and then to Lixwm.  The return is via Ysceifiog and the stone stiles.  Dogs welcome.

Grade        Easy/Mod                         Grid Ref:  SJ 177 745

Length       7.5 miles                        Ascent 500 feet

Leader       Ron                              Meet Point Brynford Cross Roads

Telephone    01352 715723                     Meet Time    9.50

             07967 513268

 

Sun 10th July        Creigiau Gleision

Details to follow.

 

Wed 13th July              Carnedd Moel Siabod        Walk Start 10.00

Starting from the car park adjacent to the A5, west of Betws y Coed, we climb steadily around the southern slopes of the mountain.  Skirting Llyn y Foel we continue the steady ascent to approach the summit from the south west.  Over the summit we take a well -defined path to drop down to the river through ancient woods.  The return then follows the river back to the start.  Dogs welcome.    

Grade        Strenuous                        Grid Ref:  Not Given.

Length        8 miles                         Ascent 3,000 feet.

Leader       George                           Meet Points; Nthop/J29.

Telephone    07308 613331                     Meet Times; 8.45(N)/9.00(J29)

      

Sun 17th July        Around Coed Cwm, Valley and Views.      Walk Start 10.00

A 6.5 mile easy/moderate circular walk from Rhuallt.  Park in the large layby in Rhuallt, near to Jones 4X4 sign.  A pleasant walk with approximately 600 feet of ascent.  Easy at first over fields past Plas yn Cwm then a steady climb above Coed Cwm with extensive views in all directions.  The return to Rhuallt is along the OD Path.

Grade        Easy/Mod                         Grid Ref: SJ 073 751

Length       6.5 miles                        Ascent 600 feet.

Leader       Stuart                           Meet Point; Layby Rhuallt village

Telephone    Not Given                        Meet Time; 9.50 

 

Sat 23rd July        North Berwyn Way                 Walk Start 10.05

We park in the car park just as you enter Llangollen in time to catch the T3 Traws Cymru service at 0930 which will take us to Cynwyd to pick up the North Berwyn Way. The start is uphill along the minor road until we meet the forest. Then it’s across moorland towards Moel Fferna from where the walk levels out along a broad track to Vivod mountain.  From there it’s a long descent back to Llangollen where refreshments of all kinds will be available. No dogs.  Lawrence will be at Northop for car sharing and or car convoying.  Don’t forget your bus pass if fortunate to have one.

Grade        Strenuous                        Grid Ref:  SJ 057 412

Length       12 miles                         Ascent 2,000 feet

Leader       Lawrence                         Meet Point Hwell/Nthop

Telephone    01325 762162                     Meet Time 8.15(H)/8.30(N)

             07950 586262

 

Wed 27th July        The Slate Trail                  Walk Start 11.00

The walk will start by catching the 11.10 bus, to Capel Curig, from in front of the railway station in Betws Y Coed.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TIME MAY CHANGE WITH THE SUMMER TIMETABLE.  The walk follows the Slate Trail, beginning with a gentle climb from Capel Curig.  We will enter forestry for a while before passing the Ugly House and then walking along Afon Llugwy back to Betws Y Coed.  This of course takes us past Swallow Falls and the newly replaced Miner’s Bridge.  Janet will meet everyone at Betws Y Coed.

Grade        Easy                             Grid Ref: Not Given

Length       6 miles                          Ascent 840 feet

Leader       Janet                            Meet Point; Railway Station

Telephone    01745 890453                     Meet Time; 11.00

             07423 829682

 

Sat 30th July        Pebedw & Trellyniau        Walk Start 10.00

From the car park we walk through the village and along a lane.  We then pick up footpaths over Bryn Golau.  The route takes us across the valley and on to the Penbedw Estate.  The path down to the Wheeler Valley is then followed.  After crossing the main road, we head towards Trellyniau and back to the start.  Dogs welcome.

Grade        Easy/Mod                         Grid Ref:  SJ 177 745

Length       7.5 miles                        Ascent 1,400 feet

Leader       Ron                              Meet Point Nannerch Sports Gd CP

Telephone    01352 715723                     Meet Time 9.50

             07967 513268