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Event Reports from North Wales Group

 

Llyn Padarn walk 7/10/18

7 Oct 2018 | North Wales Group

The weather was not particularly sunny, but the promised cloud held off at a high level for the whole of the walk. We started for a mile or so along an old railway line adjacent to the the beautiful Llyn Padarn until we reached 'Penllyn' - the head of the lake - where we enjoyed one of the classic views of the lake and Snowdon and the Glyderau at the far end and took a group photo. The return leg was a bit more complex as the lakeside path is still used by the tourist train tha truns alongside the lake, so ...
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Llandudno & the Great Orme

2 Oct 2018 | North Wales Group

The weather was fine but a bit chilly and windy for our North Wales walk on the exposed plateau of the Great Orme, the limestone headland sticking out into the sea adjacent to the town of Llandudno. A couple of sort-lived showers went everyoen diving into their rucksacks to extract a rainf jacket, but the precipitation had ended no sooner than the jackets were donned. Some hail advertised that, after the hot, dry summer, autumn is definitely here. We ended up in a delightful cafe for tea and cake (or for some a cream tea)....
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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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