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Walk 27 – Clogau Path in Bontddu with Snowdonia National Park Ranger
September 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pmVaries
Max Height: 981ft
Total Height Ascended: 1,783ft
Leader – Gerwyn Jarrett
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 1800s. The Clogau mines were the largest and the most productive in the area working a gold seam running along the North Shire of the estuary and up towards Coed y Brenin. The mines produced gold for ryal wedding rings. although this was originally a copper mine, over 165 tons of minerals were quarried here between 1862 and 1911 from which 78 thousand ounces of gold was extracted. ‘Clogau’ literally means steep cliffs. you will also visit the RSPB Nature Reserve od Garth Gell Woods with a variety of woodland birds as well as nightjars. From here you will also get a splendid view of the Mawddach Estuary, Cader Idris, Aran Fawddwy, Aran Benllyn and Rhobell Fawr before beginning your descent to the start of the walk.
Meet at the Dragon Theatre: 09:00