- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 16th May 1993-North
The walks on the 16th May are in the Snowdonia area. the 'A'
and 'B'+ walks are strenuous and should not be undertaken by
anyone who is not used to these grades. All walks require boots
as boggy land is encountered. We leave school as usual at 8.00
a.m. and expect to be back by 8.00 p.m. The cost remains at
£4.00 for adults and £2.00 for children or students. Please
return slip with cheque (not cash) to Barbara Craine, school
office, by Thursday, 6th May 1993.
- 'A' Walk
- A spectacular high level walk starting at Pen-y-pass
(647556). Snowdon is ascended via Crib-Goch and Crib-y-Ddisgl and then the walk takes in Bwlch Main
before descending to the destination at Beddgelert. The
walk includes a highly exposed ridge traverse and some
scrambling. (An alternative walk has been prepared
against adverse weather conditions).
- Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 4000'
- Leaders: Rick Tynan and Gordon Spence
- 'B'+ Walk
- The ascent of Cnicht (the Welsh Matterhorn) This is a
first for the club as Cnicht stands in a somewhat
isolated area of Snowdonia. The walk starts on the A498
near Bethania and progresses for 4 miles on an upward
route until it reaches three small lakes close to
Llynmawr Cwd on the Cnicht ridge. The route then passes
Llyn yr Adar before making the final ascent to the twin
peaks from whence on a good day it is possible to see
Cadir Idris in the distance, and closer Porth Madoc Bay
and Snowdon. Retracing our steps for a short way we
descend, by an alternative route, to Llyn Llagi and Llyn
Dinas before following the river Glas Lyn to Beddgelert.
A superb ridge walk.
- Distance: 11½ miles
- Ascent: 1900'
- Leaders: Meirion Williams and Keith Ellard
- 'B' Walk
- An easy/moderate B walk which follows a triangular route
along rivers and over the foothills southeast of
Beddgelert to reach Llyn Dinas.Starting at Beddgelert,
the route is southeast along the River Glaslyn and an old
disused railway track to Nantmor. Here we turn northwards
and climb steadily up through Cwm Bychan, past the copper
mine which operated in the 1920's to reach the highest
point on the walk at 950'. Given clear weather, a
magnificent view stretches out northwards over Llyn Dinas
and the Snowdonia Range making the one hour plus climb
very worthwhile. A steep descent on a well defined path
takes us to the lakeside. The return to Beddgelert is
along the river and past the Sygyn Copper Mine.
- Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
- Leaders: Dave Griffiths and David Miles
- 'C' Walk
- A gentle walk with a variety of views and surroundings,
starting with an easy climb away from Llyn Gwynant. A
level woodland path between conifers and rhododendrons takes us to open countryside with views over Snowdonia,
before a steady descent to Liyn Dinas. A rock-strewn path
following the lake shore and River Glaslyn, past the
Sygyn Copper Mine, brings us to Beddgelert. There will be
opportunity to visit the mine (allow one hour) or explore
the town. There are streams and muddy patches to cross.
Boots are essential.
- Distance: 6½ miles
- Ascent: 400'
- Leaders: Vicky Fahey and Dave Willis