- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 16th July
- Our walk on Sunday, 16th July takes us to the Carneddau
range of mountains in the Snowdonia National Park. We
leave school as usual at 8.00 a.m. prompt and expect to
be back by 7.30 p.m. Costs remain at £3.00 for adults
and £2.00 for children. Toilet facilities will be
available at Trefriw on the outward journey for all
parties. Please indicate on the attached slip which walk
you are likely to join and return it to the school office
by Thursday, 6th July 1989.
A spectacular walk to the second highest summit in Wales.
Carnedd Llewelyn (3490 ft.). Our route takes us from
Tal-y-waun, which is approximately 2km beyond Capel Curig
on the A5, to the col above the Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir.
From here we contour around Pen Llithrig y Grach to gain
the summit of Pen y Hely Du (2732 ft.) via its east
ridge. From here we descend slightly by a short scramble
to the col opposite Craig Yr Ysfa and then ascend the
Southeast ridge of Carnedd Liewelyn to the summit. On a
fine day the views are fantastic. Almost every 3000 ft.
peak in Wales can be seen. From the summit of Carnedd
Llewelyn we descend to the col before Foel Grach and then
down the broad pleasant ridge above Craig Fawr to Tal y
Llyn. From here we travel Southeastwards over a small
spur to Carreg Wen near the Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir dam. We
then travel west along a pleasant track to complete our
walk at Trefriw.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 3700 ft.
Leader: Patrick Ferguson
Begins at Trefriw with a pleasant walk along country
lanes to Llyn Crafnant. From here we head Southwest,
climbing to the col below Craig Wen. Then Northwest to
cross the head of Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir and ascend the
Southwest side of Pen Llithrig y Wrach 2621 ft. (The hill
of the slippery witch!). Given favourable weather the
views from the summit are excellent. We then descend the
broad Northeast side of the mountain to Carreg Wen were
the route is the same as for the 'A' walk, westwards
along a narrow track to Trefriw.
- Distance: 12 miles
Ascent: 2450 ft.
Leaders: Arthur Jones and Kate Croft
From Trefriw we follow the same route as the 'B'+ walk
past Llyn Crafnant to the col below Craig Wen. We then
proceed due north to the summit of Creigiau Gleision
(2224 ft.) which overlooks Llyn Cowlyd Reservoir. Our
route then takes us Northeastwards along the broad ridge
of Cefyn Cyfarwydd to return via pleasant country lanes
- Distance: 10 miles
Ascent 2200 ft.
Leaders: Phil Morgan and John Hughes
A pleasant walk through woodland and beside
lakes. The route takes us from Trefriw to Llyn Crafnant
and then on to Llyn Ceirionydd, two beautiful lakes set
in very pleasant countryside. From Llyn Ceirionydd we
walk through woods and across fells to return to Trefriw.
Refreshments are available in Trefriw.
Distance: 6½ miles
- Ascent: 600 ft.
Leaders: David Guiver and Ken Lamb