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Event Reports from North Wales Group


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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Halkyn walk 9th April 2017

11 May 2017 | North Wales Group

Snowdonia 21-23 October 2016

29 Oct 2016 | North Wales, Adventure Out Groups

This was a joint Adventure Out – North Wales event based at Snowdon Ranger Youth Hostel. The main aim, apart from bringing the two groups together, was to explore the mountains to the west of Snowdon and avoid the inevitable half-term crowds on the more popular peaks such as the Glyders, Tryfan and Snowdon itself.

Eight GOC members were staying at the hostel on Friday night, including six who had travelled up from London by public transport. Your humble author and his partner had taken just five hours to get from Euston to the hostel on two trains and two buses....
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