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Event Reports from North Wales Group


Riding the Big-One

6 Aug 2018 | East Midlands, Lincolnshire, London, North East, North Wales, Transpennine, Adventure Out, Cycling Groups

Nearly canceled, due to tide tables telling us our ferry cross the Wyre (Knott End to Fleetwood) would not sail, our annual pilgrimage to Blackpool through the Fylde villages.

Nevertheless, here we are, of varying abilities and after taking different routes, all still somehow coming together to face the Big One, Blackpool’s greatest attraction (or is that still the Tower)?

Ending all too soon at 6pm by the Duck Pond in Wrea Green; A full day of easy peddling, sleepy toll bridges, the wayside wharves ...
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Betws y Coed and Capel Garmon 3rd June 2018

5 Jun 2018 | North Wales Group

A small group braved the warm and humid weather to enjoy a classic walk starting at the touristy town of Betws y Coed and heading, via old footpaths through woods and farmland, for the ancient burial chamber of Betws Garmon where we had lunch sitting on the chambered tomb. After lunch we followed more open paths with wide-ranging views of the Conwy valley and the mountains of Snowdonia until we reached the valley floor. There we found a new footpath removed the need to walk for a couple of hundred metres along ...
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Cwm Eigiau disaster trail walk

23 Apr 2018 | North Wales Group

Although the sunny weather ended the day before the walk, a hardy group assembled for a drizzly trudge round the Cwm Eigiau dam disaster walk following a trail up to the point where a dam wall was broken by the weight of water in a reservoir in Cwm Eigiau. The Cwm and lake in a large bowl, nestled in the eastern Carneddau, under Wales's second highest mountain, Carnedd Llewellyn, is an impressive place. The area is still widely used for reservoirs (but not where the disastrous dam breach occurred) that collect ...
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All Wales Weekend, 16/17th September 2017

20 Sep 2017 | North Wales, South Wales, West Wales, Women Groups

The All Wales Weekend was held in Bethesda at the north-western end of Snowdonia’s Carneddau range of mountains.

The weather in the days before the weekend had seen lots of heavy rain and a recce the night before of the start of the planned route had to end rather sharply. A ford across a normally insignificant little stream had been transformed into an impassable torrent. And the weather forecast for the Saturday looked dire with predictions of heavy showers, perhaps merging into longer periods of rain, and – worryingly – a risk of lightning....
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