Range Walking Club
Sunday 18th July 1999-North Wales-Snowdonia-Llanberis

This month's outing takes us to the Snowdonia National Park area of North Wales on Sunday, 18 July. The walks are centered on Llanberis. There will be no toilet stop en route as toilets are available at the coach park at the Slate Museum, Llanberis. The 'A' and 'B+' walkers will then be taken by coach from the coach park to the start of their walks. The 'B' and 'C' walks start and finish at the coach park. Please note that there are limited after-walk facilities at the coach park. However, reasonable facilities exist 10 minutes away in Llanberis. The Tea Shop at the Quarry Hospital and Mortuary closes at 1630 hrs. We expect to leave Llanberis at 17.30 hrs to arrive back at school no later than 2000 hrs. As usual we leave school at 08.00 hrs prompt. The cost of travel is 7.00 for adults and 4.00 for children and students in full-time education who were formerly pupils of Range High School. Please return slips with cheque (NOT CASH) to the school office by Thursday, 8 July in an envelope marked "Range Walking Club".

'A' Walk
Not for the faint-hearted with a stiff scrambling climb to the exposed ridge along Crib Goch. Starting from Pen y Pas (359m above sea level) we ascend The Horns which takes us to the foot of the climb up and along Crib Goch, on to Garnedd Ugain and thence to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) 1085m (3560') above sea level which you should see, cloud base permitting. A stroll then follows the Snowdon Mountain Railway down to Llanberis and to the coach park.

Distance: 9 miles 
Ascent: 2500' 
Leaders: John Roberts and Adrian Simmons

'B'+ Walk
Starting from Pen-y-Pas Youth Hostel we follow the Miners' Path to reach the summit of Snowdon (1085m). On the way up there is a short section of very steep scrambling but the rest of the climb is on good paths with some exposure. At the summit cafe there will be an opportunity for a well- earned cup of tea whilst admiring the panoramic views (if the cloud base is above 1085m). The way down to Llanberis is via the track that follows the course of the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Distance: 8 miles 
Ascent: 2500' 
Leaders: David Poole and Steve Mcllraith

'B' Walk
Starting from the Slate Museum car park we follow the woodland trail past the Quarry Hospital and Mortuary and on to reach the hamlet of Fachwen. From here we trail through Padern Country Park to Brynrefail. The next section follows a level disused railway line to Bro Rhythallt then uphill on road to Bryn Bras Castle. We continue along this road past the slate quarries at Cleggir and on through woods to Llanberis and a lakeside path leading back to the coaches.

Distance: 9 miles 
Ascent: 800' 
Leaders: David Wake and John McEvoy
 
'C' Walk
This is a circular walk around Llyn Padern with spectacular views weather permitting. Starting at the Welsh Slate Museum we make our way past the Dinorwig Quarry Hospital and Mortuary (not in use - now a museum) and through woods lining the valley. After a lunch break at the western end of the lake we have a short steep climb which will be taken slowly and in stages. This takes us to the hillside route by which we return via the tea shops of Llanberis to our starting point.

Distance: 7 miles
Ascent: 700' 
Leaders: John McKay and David Turton