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September 2018

Walk 1 – SUPER WALK – Taith Ardudwy – Barmouth to Llandecwyn

September 15 @ 6:45 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade A++                                       24 Miles 10.5 Hours                                       Max Height: 1,573ft Leader – Dave Fox                          Total Height Ascended: 5,285ft ‘The Way’ crosses the geological formation of Cambrian rocks, the Harlech Dome, and takes in some of the best coastal and mountain views in Wales.  This ‘Way’ was originally planned as a three section walk so to do it as a ‘super walk’ will require grit and determination, physical and mental stamina so be prepared! We are arranging for pick up by mini…

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Walk 2 – Aran Fawddwy

September 15 @ 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade A                                           9.5 Miles 6.5 Hours                                         Max Height 2,959ft. Leader – Gwyneth Griffith               Total Height Ascended 2,959ft. After arriving at Llanuwchllyn there will be a steady climb firstly up Aran Benllyn and then to the summit of Wales 2nd highest mountain giving spectacular views of Craiglyn Dyfi returning to the valley floor at Rhydymain. Meet at the Dragon: 07:45 Own/Shared Transport

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Walk 3 – Barmouth to The George III and on to Dolgellau

September 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade B                                           12.5 Miles 7.5 Hours                                         Max Height 1,257ft. Leader – Stan Taylor                       Total Height Ascended 2,300ft Walking across Barmouth Bridge this walk will include Arthog Waterfalls, Cregennen Lake, Kings Youth Hostel and Craig Y Castell, a bruised and battered hill fort on the slopes of Cader Idris. Here you will have fantastic views of the Mawddach Estuary and the low hills that you have just walked. Travelling down onto the banks of the estuary at Penmaenpool where lies The…

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Walk 4 – Trawsfynydd to Maentwrog

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grade C                                           6 Miles 5 Hours                                            Max Height: 702ft Leader – Bill Amison                       Total Height Ascended: 1,506ft A varied, moderate walk of river gorge, woodland & open moorland, walking between the old nuclear power station of Trawsfynydd and the hydroelectric power station of Maentwrog The Ceunant Llennyrch National Nature reserve runs from Trawsfynydd Lake to Maentwrog covering a large woodland & the spectacular steep Llennyrch gorge & stunning Afon Prysor waterfall. At one point, the river is flanked by 30m…

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Walk 5 – Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr and Diffwys to Barmouth

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade A+                                         12 Miles 8 Hours                                            Max. Height: 2,470 Leader – Pete Davies                      Total Height Ascended: 3,645ft. A good level of fitness will be required for this strenuous walk starting at Maes-y-Garnedd and covering the three major peaks of Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr, and Diffwys before returning to the Last Inn for a welcome pint. Or if you prefer one of the harbour side cafes for refreshment and spectacular views. Meet at the Dragon: 8:00 Public Transport (£) Mini Bus…

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Walk 6 – Moel Offrwm and Llanfachreth

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade B+                                         9.5 Miles 6 Hours                                            Max. Height: 1,298ft Leader – Gwyneth Griffith               Total Height Ascended: 2,191ft. A short, steep climb to the little visited summit of Moel Offrwm with its ancient citadel and stronghold, a scheduled ancient monument close to the town of Dolgellau and overlooking the stunning Mawddach Estuary and unrivalled views of Cader Idris.  Moel Offrwm actually consists of two hill forts located next to one another. The upper fort, thought to be the older site, is…

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Walk 7 – Barmouth Historical Trail

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade C+                                         6 Miles 5 Hours                                            Max. Height 976ft Leader: Derek Morgan                    Total Height Ascended 1,552ft Barmouth is full of history, start off visiting the Sailors Institute, where you will be able to return at your leisure to study a wealth of old documents.  Ascend through old Barmouth (Hen Bermo) passing Ruskins Cottages; Visit Dinas Oleu, the first land given to the National Trust and the Frenchmans Grave.  Detour to see the rock cannons, also called ‘Celebration Stones’ returning past…

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Walk 8 – *New* Photographic Walk – Nature Photography

September 16 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade C                                           6.5 Miles 7hrs Hours                                       Max Height 1,251ft. Leader – Helen Iles                         Total Height Ascended 672ft. This walk may change to an equally good wet weather walk! If you have DSLR's or want to be experimental with your cameras you should bring tripods or filters with you if you have them. Also lens cloths, large enough memory cards, fully charged batteries and the usual mountain/wet weather gear. Also, don’t forget your camera!!!! Meet at the Dragon: 10:30 Own/Shared Transport

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Walk 9 – *NEW* Above the Dyfi Estuary on the Wales Coastal Path

September 17 @ 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade: A                                          12 Miles 8 Hours                                            Max Height: 1,020ft. Leaders – Dave Fox                        Total Height Ascended: 1,647ft A spectacular linear walk along one of the highest sections of the Wales Coastal Path from Machynlleth to Aberdyfi, the path follows the foothills of the Tarennau and gives excellent views over the estuary and up Dyffryn Dyfi, taking you from its visit inland back to the sea. This follows the Wales Coast Path from Machynlleth up to Cwn Rhonwydd Starting off with…

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Walk 10 – Falls of Ffestiniog – Ceunant Cynfal & Afon Teigl

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

  Grade B+                                                  5.5 Miles 5 Hours                                                      Max Height: 692ft. Leader – Wil Lumsdon                              Total Height Ascended: 1,278ft A beautiful picturesque walk including the spectacular waterfalls & Afon (River) Cynfal, Teigl, and Dwyryd taking in part of Llan Ffestiniog and Coed Pengwern and wooded river gorges and National Nature reserve of Coed Cynfal.  There may also be a chance of catching a glimpse of the famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway as it passes by on its way to or from…

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