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September 2018

Walk 12 – Penmaenpool and the Giant’s Head

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade C                                           7 miles 6 Hours                                            Max. Height: 950ft Leader – Derek Morgan                  Total Height Ascended: 1,560ft A circular walk to one of our famous landmarks and returning along the beautiful Mawddach Trail.  From the RSPB car park near the George III Hotel at Penmaenpool ascend through woodland to Dolgledr, Craig y Castell and the well-known local landmark of the “Giants Head”. Descend to Kings Youth Hostel and re-ascend to the woodland of Coed y Gribin following the Gwynant…

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Walk 11 – *NEW* Tyrrau Mawr & Blue Lake

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade B                                                     9 Miles 6 Hours                                                      Max Height: 1,139ft. Leader – Kirstie Lumsdon                         Total Height Ascended: 1,814ft. Talking in the better-known 'Cregennan Lakes' and one of our local hidden gems the 'Blue Lake’ on this beautiful moderate walk. Meet at the Dragon: 10:00 No Transport Required

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Walk 13 – *NEW* Croesor, Cnicht and the Moelwyns

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grade: A+                                        9.5 Miles 6 Hours                                            Max Height: 2,509ft. Leaders – Gwyneth Griffith             Total Height Ascended: 3,915ft Croesor is situated in a fine valley once humming with activity, the slate quarries have long since closed and the valley has returned to a quieter life.  Cnicht has a distinct image and distinctive shape pointed with sheer faces and a nickname “the Welsh Matterhorn”. From the summit of Cnicht and before you go on to Moelwyn Mawr & Moelwyn Bach, you should…

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Walk 14 – Clip from Cwm Bychan via Roman Steps

September 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade: A                                          9 Miles 6 Hours                                            Max Height: 1,911ft. Leaders - Stan Taylor                      Total Height Ascended: 2,293ft The route starts from the car park at Cwm Bychan. From here ascend to the summit of Clip and traverse Craig Wion at the height of the Rhinogydd returning via the Roman Steps. There is every chance that the local resident wild goats will make an appearance to see what the disturbance is! Meet at the Dragon: 08:30hrs Own/Shared Transport

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Walk 15 – Cymer Abbey to Foel Ispri

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade B                                           6.5 Miles, 6 Hours                                            Max. Height: 1,048ft Leader – Derek Morgan                  Total Height Ascended: 1,781ft Starting at the old bridge at Llanelltyd and visiting the remains of Cymer Abbey; the only standing remains of the Cistercians in Snowdonia are at Cymer Abbey; passing the ancient church of St IIltyd to ascend to the woodland of Cwm yr Whin, past old mine workings and onto the top of Moel Ispri the fabled abode of the Giant Ispri.  Return via…

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Walk 16 – Woodland Restoration of Cwm Mynach

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade C                                           5 Miles 5 Hours                                            Max Height 700ft. Leader – Matthew Davies               Total Height Ascended 1,056ft. The hidden valley of Cwm Mynach was in the past a site of Slate, Lead, Gold, Iron, Manganese and Copper Mining as well as a site of Ancient Woodland, this walk takes you through this magnificent area as it is today. Running through the wild and beautiful Rhinogydd mountain range.  We follow a woodland pathway and discover breath-taking views of lakes, streams and…

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Walk 18 – Kiwi Memorial Walk – Llanelltyd to Barmouth

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade B+                                         11Miles 7 Hours                                            Max. Height: 924ft Leader - Peter Davies                     Total Height Ascended: 2,950ft Fairly demanding undulating walk with panoramic views from the north side of the Mawddach Estuary. The magnificent Cader Idris range is constantly in view. Meet at the Dragon: 08:00 Public Transport to the start (£)

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Walk 17 – *NEW* Tarren, Pant Perthog Forestry to Rhyd Yr Onnen

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade A                                           9.5 Miles 6 Hours                                            Max Height: 2,069ft Leader – Peter Rutherford              Total Height Ascended: 2,815ft An interesting mountain day with hopefully fine views of both the Dovey and Mawddach estuaries following the Tarren ridgeline. A strenuous walk with spectacular views led by Peter Rutherford - Access Officer for Snowdonia National Park Meet at the Dragon: 09:00hrs Own/Shared Transport & Mini Bus ____________________________________________________________________________

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Walk 19 – *NEW* New Walk to Bryn Cader Faner

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade B                                           8 Miles 6 Hours                                            Max Height 1,280ft. Leader – Bill Amison                       Total Height Ascended 951ft. A varied walk to the isolated Stone Circle and Burial place of Bryn Cader Faner, a Prehistoric wonder of Wales and one of the most beautiful Bronze Age sites in Britain, Bryn Cader Faner is known as the "Welsh Crown of Thorns” Bryn Cader Faner is a Circle Cairn located in a dramatic setting; its design is simple but effective and is arguably…

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Walk 20 – Morfa Harlech & Ynys

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade C                                           7 Miles 4 Hours                                            Max Height: 131ft Leader - Kirstie Lumsdon                Total Height Ascended: 100ft Walking over fields and through woodland, following the shoreline of the Afon Dwyryd Estuary with magnificent views to Snowdon and the Italianate Village of Portmeirion. Visiting the church at Llanfihangel-y-Traethau where the funeral of Lord Harlech took place in February 1985 attended by Jacqueline Onassis, and her brother-in-law, Edward Kennedy. Also passing through the hamlet of Ynys and back to Harlech. Meet at…

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