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Event Reports from North Wales Group


'Secret Snowdon' Walk

1 Nov 2018 | North Wales Group

The weather forecast was rather off-putting, threatening strong winds and sub-minus temperatures in the wind chill for our planned walk on a little known route on Snowdon so the turn out was rather low with just six souls prepared to brave the expected conditions. However, the forecast turned out to be grossly exaggerated as the wind strenth died down during the day and by the time we reachd 700 metres on the flanks of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). The sun shone all day and the promised showers stayed away, so we were warm & dry until the end of the walk when the low sun dropped behind the hills....
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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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