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September 2018

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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Walk 21 – *NEW* A Walk Round Rhinog Fawr from Cwm Nantcol

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade A                                           7.5 Miles 6 Hours                                            Max Height: 1,687ft Leader – Gwyneth Griffith               Total Height Ascended 2,266ft A walk in the peaceful Rhinogydd Mountains through the wild and remote passes of Bwlch Drws Ardudwy heading inland and Bwlch Tyddiad (Roman Steps) heading towards the sea.  Crossing the vast moorland that lies between Cwm Bychan and Cwm Nantcol completes this triangular route around Rhinog Fawr. There is every chance that the local resident the famous wild Goats of the Rhinogydd will…

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Walk 23 – Circular Bwlch Y Llan and Bwlch y Rhiwgyr

September 20 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade B+                                         8 Miles, 6 Hours                                            Max. Height: 1,678ft Leader – Pete Davies                      Total Height Ascended: 2,600ft A fairly demanding circular walk with spectacular views  past Ty’n y Ffynnon up towards Barmouth Slabs,  up to Bwlch y Llan and on to Bwlch Cwmmaria, along the ridge to Bwlch y Rhiwgyr and loop back to Barmouth Harbour and finish with a refreshing drink in the Last Inn Pub or one of the many Cafes on the Harbour. Meet at the Dragon:…

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Walk 22 – Dolgellau to Barmouth

September 20 @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade A                                           10 Miles 7 Hours                                            Max Height: 820ft Leader – Stuart Cross                     Total Height Ascended: 1,300ft You will experience some wonderful views on this walk, described by Ruskin as “One of the finest walks in Britain” walking at high level down the Mawddach Estuary towards Barmouth and back across the iconic Barmouth Bridge, which celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, from it you will get fantastic views up the Mawddach Estuary. This is the return of an old favourite…

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Walk 24 – From the Coast to above the Village of Llanfair

September 20 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade C                                           6 Miles 5 Hours                                            Max Height: 500ft Leader – Derek Morgan                  Total Height Ascended: 679ft Starting at the ancient church of Saint Tanwg , known as "the church in the sand", St Tanwg's church is found nestled in the sand dunes, where the mountains meet the sea, at Llandanwg. It is thought that it is one of the oldest places of continuous Christian worship in the UK and was probably founded by Saint Tanwg around 435 AD. The…

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Walk 25 – *NEW* Tarrenhendre, Tarren-y-Gesail and the Pilgrims’ Way

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade A                                           9 miles 7 Hours                                            Max. Height: 2,188ft Leader – Dave Fox                          Total Height Ascended: 3,565ft Situated in the southernmost part of the Snowdonia National Park are these lovely, little walked Tarren Hills and this is our second venture to this area this year.  Separated from the Cader Idris range by the Dysynni Valley and the Tal-y-Llyn lake and from the Plynlimon range by the Dyfi, this compact range of hills provides some excellent crowd free walking. This…

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Walk 26 – The Summit of Diffwys from Bontddu

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade A                                           13 miles 7 hours                                             Max. Height: 2,418ft Leader – Stan Taylor                       Total Ascended: 3,102ft The return of a demanding route to the summit of Diffwys, past forestry, waterfalls and ancient mines, then following Drovers Tracks descend back to the start at Bontddu. Meet at the Dragon: 08:30 Own/Shared Transport

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Walk 27 – *NEW* Clogau Path in Bontddu with Snowdonia National Park Ranger

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grade B                                           6 Miles, 5.5 Hours                                         Max. Height: 981ft. Leader – Gerwyn Jarrett                 Total Height Ascended: 1,783ft The walk takes you up to the old Clogau gold mines where there are lovely views of the mountains of Southern Snowdonia and of the Mawddach estuary. Bontddu was at the heart of a mini-gold rush in the late 1800’s. The Clogau mines were the largest and the most productive in the area working a gold seam running along the north shore of…

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Walk 28 – *NEW* Coed Felinrhyd / Ceunant Llennyrch then into Coed Y Brenin

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dragon Theatre United Kingdom

Grade C 5 Miles 5 Hours Max. Height: 680ft Total Height Ascended: 1000ft Leader: Matthew Davies Coed Felinrhyd is in the Snowdonia National Park. It's an enchanting place, criss-crossed by fast-flowing streams and its landmark waterfall Rhaeadr Ddu, it also has the rare distinction of being mentioned by name (Melenrhyd, Y Felen Rhyd) in the famous collection of Welsh legends, the Mabinogion, as the last resting place of Pryderi, King of Dyfed, killed in single combat with Gwydion the trickster. These…

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