- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 17th March 1996-North
- This month's walks on Sunday, 17 March are based around
the town of Conwy on the North Wales Coast. Famous for
its splendid castle, it also marks the Eastern end of the
Carneddau range of mountains and the views everywhere are
magnificent. There will be a toilet stop at Colwyn Bay.
The 'B' and 'B'+ parties will alight at Conwy, the 'C'
party at Penmaenmawr followed by the 'A' party at Aber.
As usual we depart school at 0800 hours prompt and
we will leave Conwy for the return journey at 1730 hours.
The coaches will be in the car park reached through the
castle arch (781774). The cost of travel is £4.00 for
adults and £2.00 for children and students in full-time
education. Please return slips with cheque (not cash) to
the school office by Thursday, 7 March, in an envelope
marked "Range Walking Club".
A long and hard walk but with some of the most
spectacular scenery in North Wales. From Aber (655726) we
head south to the top of the mighty Aber Falls and then
follow Afton Goch deep into its catchment bowl before
climbing to Carnedd Uchaff (3037'). Turning northeast we
now bounce along the ridge to Foel Fras (3091') and then
to Drum (2529'). Shortly afterwards we leave the ridge to
descend to the Roman Road at 713719 and then skirt around
Tal-y-Fan and eventually to Conwy Mountain before
descending to Conwy itself.
Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 3600'
- Leaders: Garfield Southall and Ken Bryning
We start our circular walk at Conwy Castle and follow the
North Wales coast path westwards, firstly along the
estuary and then to the top of Conwy Mountain. From here
there are extensive views of the coast, Anglesey and the
Conwy Valley. The route then turns south and follows hill
tracks and paths on the open mountain. It is varied and
undulating and always scenic, passing stone circles,
ruins, the ancient isolated church of Llangelynin and a
nature reserve, before passing through the village of
Henryd. After a short walk on minor roads we make our way
back on field tracks which overlook the Conwy Valley.
Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 1800'
- Leaders: Glennis Poole and Dave Purdy
A circular walk that keeps Conwy and-or its river
in view for most of the day and on which a variety of
terrain is encountered. After a riverside start, the
party ascends the lower slopes of Conwy Mountain before
moving on to moorland and field footpaths. Some road
walking is necessary through farms and villages as the
party makes its way in an anti-clockwise direction back
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1200'
- Leaders: Mike Wood and Ray Webb
This short but challenging 'C' walk has more climbing
than normal but offers some excellent views in return.
The pace will be slow with frequent stops being made. We
leave the coach near Penmaenmawr and head for the
mountain road to climb and contour round Foel Lus. A
steady descent on good paths takes us via Capelulo to the
Sychnant Pass. Our next climb takes us to a bridle path
which guides us to the lower end of the Conway Mountain
ridge and extensive views over the Conway Estuary. We
enter Conway along the Morfa promenade. NB If we are
unlucky with the weather the first climb will be omitted
from the walk.
Distance: 6 miles
- Ascent: 1150'
- Leaders: Barry Whitby and Pete Kenna