- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 22nd September 1985-North
- Hoping you are now all fit and raring to go we would
remind you that the next walk takes place on Sunday, 22nd
September 1985. Recognising that we have had a lengthy
spell of inactivity we have opted for a relatively easy
introduction. Snowdon will be the area of the next walk
but only the 'A' party will put that particular mountain
to the test. Meanwhile 'B' and 'C' parties are catered
for by much less ambitious targets but in an area of the
National Park not previously explored - around
Beddgelert. The coach will leave school promptly at 8.00 a.m. and we expect to return by
7.30 p.m. There will be
toilet facilities prior to the start of all walks. The
cost of the walks continues to be £3.00 for adults and
£2.00 for children and providing we fill the coaches on
the next 6 trips we do not visualise any increase in
these costs prior to next March. Please indicate below
(on the return slip) which walk you are likely to join
although the choice is not binding.
This walk involves the ascent of Snowdon from
the more unusual west side. Starting at the Snowdon
Ranger Centre we ascend via the path similarly named
climbing steadily and less steeply than many other
recognised routes. The ultimate goal is in view most of
the way together with panoramic views all around. There
is the additional incentive of a drink at the summit
hostelry. The descent will be via Watkin Path to the
picking up point at Nantgwynant.
Distance: 8½ miles
- Ascent: 2800 ft.
- Leaders: Keith Ellard and Dave Luty
As promised above, a less arduous walk than usual by way
of the lower reaches of the Watkin Path route to Snowdon.
Prior to meeting the steep sections we turn almost due
west to the summit of Yr Aran (2300'). By turning W.S.W.
we follow the ridge to Craig Wen, A walk providing
extensive views across the Lleyn Peninsula and Mid Wales.
The path maintains this general direction and descends to
Beddgelert, a small town nestling in the fold of
Distance: 7½ miles
- Ascent: 1600 ft
- Leaders: John Yabeley and Chris Symes
This is a low level walk in the unspoilt countryside
around Beddgelert. We have avoided any sharp
ascents/descents but still maintained many panoramic
views. the town itself has an unusual source for its name
and a browse around will reveal its source and history.
Distance: 5½ miles
Leader: Merion Williams