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Walk 34 – NEW – Ivy Bridge, Coed Felinrhyd, Ceunant Llennyrch and Llandecwyn
September 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmVaries
Max Height: 595ft
Total Height Ascended: 836ft
Leader – Bill Amison
A varied, moderate walk through the river gorge, woodland & open moorland, walking from the Maentwrog hydroelectric power station. The Ceunant Llennyrch National Nature Reserve, a broad-leaved woodland, runs from Trawsfynydd Lake to Maentwrog along the spectacular steep Llennyrch Gorge. The woodland has been there since the last Ice Age and is so deep in parts that it’s apparently untouched by humans. There will also be a chance to visit Llandecwyn Church, the church, dedicated to Saint Tecwyn, lied at an altitude of a little over 150m and is the only ancient church in Merionnyd not on the coast (although the present building is Victorian). It has views over the extensive Dwyryd estuary towards Portmerion. The church only operates for a few services each year, but as part of the national Small Pilgrimage Places Network, it marks the end of the 7km pilgrimage route, Saint Tecwyn’s Way. This starts at the church of Llanfihangel-y-Traetheu to the Southwest, which has a window depicting the saint coming in his coracle.
Meet at the Dragon Theatre: 08:30