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!

For last minute information about walks please go to the Forum

 

Saturday 24 June • Cnicht and the Moelwyns Circular

 

Saturday 24 June

A chance to visit the iconic Cnicht and the twin peaks of Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach, three summits which on a clear day give excellent views of northern and southern Snowdonia and the twinkling waters of the Irish Sea.

Start Time

10 am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 632 446

Grade

A

Distance

8.5

Contact Name

Roy

Contact No.

07721 592892

Meet

Croesor CP

 

Saturday 8 July • Trampoose Moel Eilio, Foel Gron & Foel Goch

 

 

Not the usual approach to Moel Eilio, instead we will be traversing around the mountain before following a steep off path route up the hillside above Betws Garmon and on to the summit, with the two Foels to follow.

Start Time

10.00am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 547 599

Grade

A

Distance

9 miles

Contact Name

Nigel

Contact No.

01248 352604

Meet

CP in old quarry

 

Wednesday 12 July • Tan y Bwlch to Porthmadog

 

 

 

Either meet at Porthmadog FR Station for the 10.05 train to Tan y Bwlch, or catch the 1B bus at 9.45am from Porthmadog to the Oakley Arms and walk to Tan y Bwlch. From there we walk past Llyn Hafod y Llyn and follow forest tracks, footpaths and minor roads, with views over the Dwyryd estuary, to descend to Boston Lodge and a walk across the Cob to Porthmadog.

Start Time

11am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 650 416

Grade

-D

Distance

8 miles

Contact Name

John Bowers

Contact No.

01766 514 396

Meet

Tan y Bwlch FR Station

 

Tuesday 18 July • Graig y Garn Circular

 

 

After a walk through the lanes above the village we cross some rough country (long trousers to deter ticks recommended) before following a circular route to the summit of Graig y Garn.  Time here to take in the extensive views before a short descent to the village. Dogs on a lead please.  Shorter alternative route available.  Refreshments in pub on return, but under threat of closure.

Start Time

5.30pm

Start Grid Ref.

SH 497 442

Grade

C+

Distance

4

Contact Name

Margaret

Contact No.

01286 660370

Meet

Garndolbenmaen CP/BS

 

Saturday 22 July • Porth Meudwy Circular

 

 

The cliffs of Pen Lleyn and views across the sea to Ynys Enlli are our companions today, as we follow the ever interesting coast path to Mynydd Mawr before passing Mynydd Anelog and taking an inland route to return to Porth Meudwy.  If you have never been to Pen Lleyn before, a walk not to be missed.

Start Time

10.30am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 159 259

Grade

C

Distance

6

Contact Name

Guto

Contact No.

01286 872746

Meet

Porth Meudwy CP, by Cwrt Farm

 

Saturday 29 July • Pen yr Helgi Du

 

 

 

A circular walk passing Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir before ascending to the excellent viewpoint of Pen yr Helgi Du.  Parking fee at the farm.

Start Time

10.30am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 685 603

Grade

B-

Distance

6

Contact Name

John

Contact No.

01286 881071

Meet

Gwern Gof Isaf Farm CP

 

Tuesday 1 AugustCriccieth to Portmadog Linear

 

 

Join us for a leisurely walk along the Wales Coast Path, with just a few low hills en-route.  With views over the sea to Harlech and beyond, the expanse of Black Rock sands and then lovely Borth y Gest all making for a fine coastal walk.  Refreshments in Spooners at the FR station before a bus return to CricciethNo dogs please.

Start Time

10.30am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 495 377

Grade

c

Distance

6.5 miles

Contact Name

Pat & Dave

Contact No.

01766 523204

Meet

Criccieth West Prom CP

 

Saturday 5 August • Stroll – Morfa Nefyn to Porth Dinlaen

 

 

A leisurely walk along the beach to lovely Porth Dinlaen, with the option of walking on to the headland and the chance to watch seals at play.  By then the Stride group walking from Tudweiliog should have joined us, no doubt ready for some refreshment, Time to join the throng outside the Ty Coch Inn before we all return olong the sands to Morfa nefyn.

Start Time

2.30pm

Start Grid Ref.

SH 282 407

Grade

E

Distance

3 miles

Contact Name

Pat and Dave

Contact No.

01766 523204

Meet

NT Morfa Nefyn CP

 

Saturday 5 August •

Stride – Tudweiliog to Morfa Nefyn via Wales Coast Path

 

 

After a bus ride to Tudweiliog we walk down to Porth Ysgaden then follow an interesting but quiet coastal route to the rocky headland above Carreg Ddu.  Seal spotting over we turn south into the lovely Porth Dinlaen, to meet up with the Stroll group (and a few holiday makers!) on the sands below the Ty Coch Inn.  One of the best locations in Wales.  Refreshments over, it’s an easy walk along the beach back to Morfa Nefyn. 

Start Time

11am for bus

Start Grid Ref.

SH 282 407

Grade

D

Distance

9 miles

Contact Name

Dave

Contact No.

01286 650696

Meet

NT Morfa Nefyn CP (short walk to bus stop).

 

Thursday 10 August • The Great Orme and back

 

 

We follow the Wales CP from Deganwy to Llandudno’s west shore (same way back). Then a fairly steep ascent to visit the summit café and hopefully views including Anglesey, Snowdonia and the Lancashire coast.  There is a leisurely option avoiding the steep ascent, but it will be self-guided and not part of the Ramblers walk – but it has a refreshment stop!

Start Time

10.30am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 775 797

Grade

C

Distance

8 miles

Contact Name

Denis

Contact No.

01492 572161

Meet

Deganwy CP/BS

 

Tuesday 15 August • Stroll -  Salem Waterfall to Waunfawr

 

 

We catch the 1.30pm bus to the waterfalls at Salem, where the keen eyed may spot the WW2 pill box.  From there, after passing by the WHR track, the route follows a succession of paths along the valley to reach more familiar ground at Betws Garmon church, from where we follow the interesting trail back to Waunfawr.  Hopefully along the way we will link up with the Striders and then share refreshments on the Brewpub.

Start Time

1.20pm 

Start Grid Ref.

SH 527 588

Grade

D

Distance

3.5 miles

Contact Name

Dennis

Contact No.

01286 650696

Meet

Snowdonia Parc Pub/WHR, Waunfawr, for 1.30pm bus

 

Tuesday 15 August   

Stride • Rhyd Ddu- Mynydd Mawr – Salem – Waunfawr

 

 

After catching the bus to Planywydd (if path repaired in time) or Rhyd Ddu (if not), we walk up through the woods and then over Foel Rudd to the summit of Mynydd Mawr, for hopefully excellent all round views. Descend via the edge of Cwm Du before taking a route to the waterfall at Salem.  Nice valley paths to take us back to the Snowdonia Parc Brew Pub, and with luck a meeting with the stroll group along the way!

Start Time

10.45am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 527 588

Grade

C+

Distance

8 miles

Contact Name

Dave

Contact No.

01286 650696

Meet

Snowdonia Parc Pub/WHR, Waunfawr, for 10.55 bus

 

Saturday 19 AugustCarneddau Crwydro

 

 

 

After taking the quick way up Pen y Ole Wen we have a scenic ridge walk over Carnedds Dafydd and Llewellyn and finally Pen y Helgi Du,  before descending  to the Ogwen  valley via Y Braich.An easy walk on the old capel Curig to Ogwen path leads us back to the starting point. 

Start Time

10 am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 656 602

Grade

A

Distance

12 miles

Contact Name

Roy

Contact No.

07721 592892

Meet

Fisrst layby east of Ogwen Cottage

 

 

Wednesday 23 August        

Borth y Gest to Morfa Bychan and back

 

 

This short afternoon walk Follows the Wales Coast path, including a short steep descent with steps, to reach Ty Powdr/Ynys Cyngar.  We return along the beach to rejoin the coast path, then take a short diversion inland past the golf club house and a steep ascent to rejoin the coast path and return to Borth y Gest and refreshments.  A mainly gentle walk with nice sea views.

Start Time

2 pm

Start Grid Ref.

SH 566 373

Grade

-E

Distance

2.5 miles

Contact Name

John Bowers

Contact No.

01766 514396

Meet

Borth y Gest CP

 

 

Sunday 3 September • Rhyd Ddu to Llyn Llewellyn

 

 

A lollipop walk following Lon Gwyrfai around Llyn Gadar into Beddgelert Forest.  Good tracks will take us up to Llyn Llewellyn, our probable lunch stop, and now with open views after recent tree felling.  A winding route takes us back to follow the causeway to Rhyd Ddu, where we have a choice of Ty Mawr Tea Rooms or the Cwellyn Arms for refreshments.

10 am

SH 571 525

D

5 miles

Margaret

01286 660370

Rhyd Ddu CP/BS/WHR

 

Saturday 9 September
Trampoose the South Snowdon Horseshoe

 

 

A day in the high mountains, taking in Yr Aran, Y Wyddfa and Y Lliwedd – just another day on the hills with the intrepid Nigel!

Start Time

9.30 am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 626 504

Grade

A

Distance

10 miles

Contact Name

Nigel

Contact No.

01248 352604

Meet

Bethania, Nant Gwynant

 

 

Saturday 16 September  Cnicht and Rhosydd

 

 

After a steady ascent from Croesor over open ground we have a fairly steep scramble to the summit of Cnicht.  After taking in the excellent views we descend  along the ridge  to Llyn yr Adar then walk over rough country to Bwlch Rhosydd before descending to Cwm Croesor and returning to the village.

10.30 am

SH 631 447

B-

7 miles

John H

01286 881071

Croesor village CP


Saturday 23 September • Moesl Hebog, Ogof and Lefn

 

 

This joint walk with Conwy Valley Group follows the popular and well trod path from Beddgelert to the summit of Moedl Hebog.  Hopefully excellent views over mountains and sea, before we head north to Moel Ogof  and then on to Moel Lefn.  The route back takes us through Beddgelert Forest to some welcome refreshments in the village.

Start Time

10.30 am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 587 483

Grade

B

Distance

10 miles

Contact Name

Graham Gill

Contact No.

01745 832028

Meet

Caernarfon Rd CP (now pay), Beddgelertt

 

 

Sunday 1 October • Cwm Brwynog / Garnedd Ugain Skyline

 

 

We cross the lower slopes of Cwm Brwynog before following the path to Bwlch Maes Gwm, then ascend to Moel Cyngorion.  Good views into Cwm Clogwyn (which is not where you expect it to be!) and the cliffs of Clogwyn Du’r Arddu.  We descend then follow the Snowdon Ranger path and walk up to Garnedd Uchaf. The return leg of the skyline follows the ridge down past Clogwyn station and over Llechog to descend to Llanberis and  refreshments at the Royal Victoria.

Start Time

10 am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 583 596

Grade

B+

Distance

10 miles

Contact Name

Dave

Contact No.

01286 650696

Meet

South end of CP, Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis

 

 

Wednesday 4 October • Rail Ramble – Tonfanau to Tywyn

 

 

After an enjoyable train ride down the Cambrian coast we have a pastoral walk from Tanfanau Station via the Afon Dysynni and Bryncrug into Tywyn. Time for refreshments at the White hall Inn before the return train to Porthmadog leaves at 5.29pm.

Start Time

9.50 am

Start Grid Ref.

SH 566 392

Grade

D

Distance

8 miles

Contact Name

Mickey

Contact No.

01286 673 932

Meet

Cambrian rail Station, Porthmadog

 

 

Saturday 7 October • Afon Llugwy Circular

 

 

Betws y Coed to Miners Bridge to swallow falls to Ugly Houuse to sarn Helen to Miners bridge and back to betws y Coed.

10.30 am

SH 795 565

C

6.5 miles

Guto

01286 872746

Betws y Coed Rail Station

 

Saturday 14 October •
Circular walk in Garreg / Llanfrothern area

 

 

A circular walk over tracks and paths.

10.30 am

SH 612 417

C

5 miles

John H

01286 881071

Brondanw Arms CP


Saturday 21 October • MynythoCarn Fadryn

 

 

 

A walk taking in Mynytho Common, Inkerman Bridge and 1000ft high Carn Fadryn.

 

No dogs please.

 

 

10 am

SH 303 310

C

8 miles

Roy

07721 592892

Mynytho Common CP

 

Saturday 28 October • 
A Stunning location in Snowdonia

 

 

Scenic vistas around Moel y Ci followed by a leisurely panad and a visit to the farm shop.

10.15 am

SH 593 678

C

6 miles

Graham

01248 670778

Moel y Ci Farm/Env Centre CP


Saturday 4 November Trampoose

 

To view Llyn Glas and Cwm Glas

10 am

SH 606 582

B

6 miles

Nigel

01248 352604

Nant Peris CP/BS

 

Thursday 9 • November AGM

 

 

Caernarfon & Dwyfor Ramblers AGM and Social Evening.

 

Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis

7 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 11 November • Paths and Tracks

 

 

This walk explores the maze of footpaths and tracks above Llanberis..  NO dogs please.!

10.30 am

SH 583 506

C

6  miles

Guto

01286 872746

Southern end of Royal Victoria Hotel CP, Llanberis/BS

 

Thursday 16 Nov • Ynys Llanddwyn

 

 

After walking through the ever changing Newborough Forest to lovely Llanddwyn with it’s magnificent sea and mountain views. we follow the Cefni estuary and Rhosgr back to Rhos Ddu

Bus no 42 to leaves Bangor clock at 8.55am, passing the roundabout near llyn Rhos ddu, just before Newborough. .

10.0 am

SH 427 646

D

8.5 miles

Mickey

01286 673932

Llyn Rhos Ddu CP

 

Saturday 18 November • Woods and Waterfalls

 

 

 

A walk following river courses and waterfalls though the woods around Ffestiniog, finishing at the community pub in Llan Ffestiniog for rehydration!

10.30 am

SH 702 420

C+

6  miles

John C

01766 512630

Llan Ffestiniog CP/BS)


Saturday 25 November • Paths that lead to Adventure

 

 

A circuit of routes passing through Glasinfryn and taking in paths improved by Tim Taclo Llybrau, with refreshments at the farm café/shop on return.

10.15 am

SH 593 678

D

6  miles

Graham

01248 670778

Moel y Ci Farm & Env Centre CP

 

Saturday 2 December • Nant Pasgan Circular

 

 

 

 

This is an ‘off the beaten track’ walk in an area full of history and interest, well worth exploring.

10  am

SH 682 358

C

6.5  miles

Di

01286 881122

Parking area by Moelfyn Isaf

 

Wednesday 6 December •
Y Ffelinheli and old docks

 

This pre Christmas walk includes a newly opened section of the Wales Coast Path through the Faenol Estate and explores the history of the disused padarn railway in Felinheli. 

Mince pies and a panad to follow.

The No5 bus between Bangor and Caernarfon provides a frequent service through felinheli .

10.15  am

SH 523 674

D

6  miles

Graham

01248 670778

The Garddfon Tafarn, Beach Road, Felinheli

 

Tuesday 12 December •
Betws y Coed and llyn Elsi Circular

 

 

 

A mixture of forest trails and footpaths gives a nice circuit from the riverside at Betws y Coed up to Llyn Elsi, with plenty of choice for refreshments on return.

10.30 am

SH 795 565

C

6  miles

Joan

01286 870208

B Y C Railway Station

 

Sunday 17 December • Christmas Lunch

 

 

 

Once again it’s that most popular time of the winter – Caernarfon & Dwyfor Ramblers annual Christmas Lunch at the Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis.

Booking essential, please contact Guto on 01286 872746, or email him, gutoparry1@outlook.com

12.30 am

 

Guto

 

01286 872746

 

Saturday 30 December •
Y
Foryd, Fort Belan and the sea

 

 

 

From the airport we cut across to reach the inland sea at Y Foryd.  Today the tide should be out, allowing us to follow the shore line all the way round to Fort Belan, standing defiant on the edge of the Menai Straits.  A chance to explore part of the 18th century fort, with it’s cannons and old dock (£2 donation), before we walk along the beach to welcome refreshments at the airport café.

10.30 am

SHJ 436 584

D

6 miles

Dave

01286 650696

Caernarfon Airport CP

 

 

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