Winter Walks Programme 2021

Walks update 9/4/21

A programme of walks will start as soon as is possible after the Covid-19 regulations ban on holding organised walks is lifted on Monday 26th April.

Walks update 19/12/20.

The Walks Programme below has been postponed until further notice, due to the Wales Covid-19, Tier 4 regulations 19/12/20.

Walks Update 6.12.20

The following walks are planned during the next 3 weeks, subject to changes in covid rules. There is a limit of 12 people on each walk. All walks need to be pre-booked. Please email or phone Noel (noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300) as soon as possible if you would like to join any of these walks. We will try to give priority to those who have missed out on earlier walks and repeat the walk if demand is well above the limit for any particular walk.
You are welcome to book more than one walk; if you do, please rank your preferences in case of overbooking. You can assume you are booked for a walk unless you hear from me before the formal Walk Notice is sent out (usually 1-2 days before the walk). We hope to see you. Noel

9/12/20. There are still places on all the walks in the present programme.

Thursday December 10
• Walk: Cylchdaith Borth y Gest Circular
• Meeting Time: 10.30
• Meeting Place: Borth y Gest (free) car park (Ex254 565375)
• Length/Grade: 5mls/C
• Leader: Tecwyn (01766 512113)

Sunday December 13. Took place on Saturday 12th because of bad weather forecast for the Sunday
• Walk: Clynnog Hills: Bwlch Mawr and Pen y Gaer
• Meeting Time: 9.30
• Meeting Place: Llanaelhaearn car park (behind church) (Ex254 387449)
• Grade/Length: 10mls/A (ascents subject to weather and time)
• Leader: Noel (01758 713300 diverts to mobile)

Sunday December 13 (alternate B walk) Cancelled because of bad weather forecast.
• Walk: Beddgelert area
• Meeting Time: 9.45
• Meeting Place: Beddgelert car park over village bridge left 200 yds on right (OL17 589482) 
• Grade/Length: B/7mls
• Leader: Dafydd (01766 523385/07748 688131)
To be pre-booked with a maximum of 12 as soon as possible, as usual. If you are interested contact: noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300.

Thursday December 17
• Walk: Abersoch-Castellmarch
• Meeting Time: 10.30
• Meeting Place: Layby opposite Warrren (Ex253 315295 )
• Grade/Length: 4-5mls/C
• Leader: Miriam (01758 730397)

Sunday December 20
• Walk: Llanystumdwy circuit
• Meeting Time: 9.30
• Meeting Place: Llanystumdwy car park (Ex254 476384)
• Length/Grade: 12 mls/A
• Leader: Kath (01766 810997/07974 288056)

Thursday December 24
No walk. Nadolig Llawen!

Sunday December 27
• Walk: Moel y Gest - Borth circuit
• Meeting Time: 11.00
• Meeting Place: Porthmadog, Lidl car park (Ex254 564390)
• Grade/Length: 7mls/A/B
• Leader: Noel (01758 713300 diverts to mobile)

Walks Update 22.11.20

The following walks are planned during the next 2 weeks, subject to changes in covid rules. There is a limit of 12 people on each walk. All walks need to be pre-booked. Please email or phone Noel (noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300) as soon as possible if you would like to join any of these walks.  We will try to give priority to those who have missed out on earlier walks and repeat the walk if  demand is well above  the limit for any particular walk.  We hope to see you. Noel.

Thursday November 26

  • Walk: Parc Glynllifon  (£3 entry seniors)
  • Meeting Time: 11.00
  • Meeting Place: Main car park, Glynllifon  (Ex254 455555)
  • Length/Grade: D/2-3mls
  • Leader: Miriam (01758 730397)  

Sunday November 29  

  • Walk: Nant Gwynant loop
  • Meeting Time: 10.00
  • Meeting Place: Craflwyn (OL17 600490)
  • Grade/Length:  A/10-11 mls
  • Leader: Roy (07721 592892)

Additional B Walk Sunday November 29

As the A walk is fully booked, Dafydd has kindly agreed to lead an alternative B walk this Sunday with details as follows:

Sunday November 29 (alternate B walk)

  • Walk:  Rhyd
  • Meeting Time: 9.30
  • Meeting Place: 2nd large layby on left of A487 between Penrhyn and Maentwrog, Coed Cae Fali (OL18 634402)
  • Grade/Length: B/6-8 mls
  • Leader: Dafydd (01766 523385/07748 688131)

To be pre-booked with a maximum of 12 as soon as possible, as usual. If you are interested contact: noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300. 

Thursday December 3

  • Walk: Llyn Mair/Tan y Bwlch
  • Meeting Time: 10.30
  • Meeting Place: Llyn Mair cp (OL18 652413)
  • Grade/Length: C/5mls
  • Leader: Kath (01766 810997/07974 288056)

Sunday December 6

  • Walk: Pentrefelin-Craig y Gesail loops
  • Meeting Time: 9.30
  • Meeting Place: Garreg y Felin, Pentrefelin (Ex254 522402) 
  • Length/Grade: A/B/7mls
  • Leader: Eryl (07584 565162)

As the A walk is fully booked Dafydd has offered to lead an alternative B walk this Sunday with details as follows:

Sunday December 6 (alternate B walk)
• Walk: Llanfrothen Circular
• Meeting Time: 9.45
• Meeting Place: in front of village shop Llanfrothen (OL18 624412)
• Grade/Length: B/7mls (uphill forest paths and downhill meadowland)
• Leader: Dafydd Williams (01766 523385/07748 688131)

To be pre-booked with a maximum of 12 as soon as possible, as usual. If you are interested contact: noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300.

Please remember the following rules presently apply to Club walks during the Covid crisis:
a) Contact details of pre-booked walkers retained in case of need for track and trace procedures.
b) Walkers from different households are advised not to share cars and should travel direct to the walk start point.
c) Observe the 2 metre social distancing rule throughout the walk.
d) Avoid touching gates and footpath structures where possible.
e) Bring hand sanitiser and gloves; also masks (for use in case of circumstances where social distancing cannot be maintained).

Resumption of Club Walks 12.11.20

The post-firebreak covid rules renew permission for large groups of people to take part in an organised activity outdoors, providing all social distancing measures are followed. The Club Officers have decided with the support of a majority of the Committee to resume a rolling two week walks programme next week. It is noted that Ramblers Cymru are also supporting resumption of group walks. Participants must be willing to follow covid safety procedures. It is of course up to individual members to weigh up the relative risks and decide whether or not they wish to join walks. The following walks are planned during the next 2 weeks, subject to changes in covid rules. There will continue to be a limit of 12 people on each walk. All walks need to be pre-booked. Please email or phone Noel (noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300) as soon as possible if you would like to join any of these walks. We will try to give priority to those who have missed out on earlier walks and repeat the walk if demand is well above the limit for any particular walk. We hope to see you. Noel

Thursday November 12
• Walk: Mynydd Mawr/Uwchmynydd/Western Llŷn
• Meeting Time: 10.30
• Meeting Place: Car park below Mynydd Mawr (Ex253 142256 )
• Grade/Length: C/6mls
• Leader: Judith (01758 770292/07443 650632)

Sunday November 15
• Walk: Nantlle Ridge (Y Garn-Tal y Mignedd) circular via Beddgelert Forest
• Meeting Time: 9.45
• Meeting Place: Layby on bend on Nantlle Road nr Rhyd Ddu (OL17 567526)
• Grade/Length: A/7 mls
• Leader: Roy (07721 592892)
(This walk will be postponed if mountain weather is poor and replaced by alternative low-level walk from Abererch)

Sunday November 15 (possible alternate B walk)
• Walk: Llyn Trawsfynydd circuit
• Meeting Time: 9.45
• Meeting Place: Trawsfynydd lake/cafe car park by entrance to power station (OL18 697383)
• Grade/Length: B/8 mls
• Leader: Dafydd (01766 523385/07748 688131)

Thursday November 19
• Walk: Eisteddfa-Pentrefelin
• Meeting Time: 10.30
• Meeting Place: Eisteddfa Fishery (Ex254 519395)
• Grade/Length: C/5 mls
• Leader: Val (01766 523520)

Sunday November 22
• Walk: Dyffryn Maentwrog
• Meeting Time: 9.30
• Meeting Place: Layby (OL18 340402)
• Grade/Length: A/10.5 mls
• Leader: Hugh (01758 613067/ 07434 027574)

There will be an additional walk as follows:

Sunday November 22 (alternate B walk)
• Walk: Llyn Trawsfynydd-Tomen y Mur
• Meeting Time: 9.45
• Meeting Place: Trawsfynydd lake/cafe car park by entrance to power station (OL18 697383)
• Grade/Length: B/6-8 mls
• Leader: Dafydd  (01766 523385/07748 688131)

As usual, the walk will be subject to covid rules with a limit of 12 people and must be pre-booked. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to come and are not already booked on the Dyffryn Maentwrog A walk on the same day. (noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300).

Please remember the following rules presently apply to Club walks during the Covid crisis:
a) Contact details of pre-booked walkers retained in case of need for track and trace procedures.
b) Walkers from different households are advised not to share cars and should travel direct to the walk start point.
c) Observe the 2 metre social distancing rule throughout the walk.
d) Avoid touching gates and footpath structures where possible.
e) Bring hand sanitiser and gloves; also masks (for use in case of circumstances where social distancing cannot be maintained).

Walks Update 05.11.20

The new rolling Programme which starts following the end of the Firebreak Lockdown 9th November will be published shortly.

Walks Update 20.10.20

Mr Drakeford’s announcement yesterday of a national covid ‘firebreak’ lockdown for 2 weeks from this Friday evening means we have to suspend the Club walks programme for the next 3 Sundays and 2 intervening Thursdays. The new temporary rules mean that we cannot meet for walks with others (outside our own households). Walking is encouraged but it should be local, from home and not involve driving.
We look forward to resuming the Club walks programme on Thursday November 12, covid rules permitting, and a new 2 week programme will be circulated at that time.

Megan has kindly agreed to lead a planned walk this Thursday, before the lockdown period begins, with the support of almost all the committee. Details are as follows:

Thursday October 22
• Walk: Mynytho circular
• Meeting Time: 11.00
• Meeting Place: Mynytho, Foel Gron car park (Ex 253 302309)
• Grade/Length: C/5 mls
• Leader: Megan Mentzoni (07837 118364)

Please email or phone Noel (noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300)  as soon as possible if you would like to join this walk. Pre-booking and a limit of 12 still apply.

Meanwhile, I hope everyone enjoys another chance to renew acquaintance of their home patch on quiet walks during the next few weeks.

Please remember the following rules presently apply to Club walks during the Covid crisis:
a) Contact details of pre-booked walkers retained in case of need for track and trace procedures.
b) Walkers from different households are advised not to share cars and should travel direct to the walk start point.
c) Observe the 2 metre social distancing rule throughout the walk.
d) Avoid touching gates and footpath structures where possible.
e) Bring hand sanitiser and gloves; also masks (for use in case of circumstances where social distancing cannot be maintained).

Walks Update 1.10.20

The following walks are planned during the next 2 weeks. All walks need to be pre-booked. There is a limit of 12 people on each walk. Please email or phone Noel (noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300) as soon as possible if you would like to join any of these walks.  We will try to give priority to those who have missed out on earlier walks and repeat the walk if  demand is well above  the limit for any particular walk.  We hope to see you. Noel.

Sunday October 4

  • Walk: Criccieth-Pont Dolbenmaen  (repeat walk)
  • Meeting Time: 9.45
  • Meeting Place: 20,Gorseddfa, Criccieth (Ex254 495382) (room for 4 cars or park behind clinic)
  • Length/Grade: A/12mls
  • Leader: Dafydd (01766 523385/07748 688131)

      Please note risk of encounters with herds of lively cattle on walks in pastoral areas

Thursday October 8

  • Walk: Y Fron Circuit via Moel Tryfan and Mynydd Cilgwyn
  • Meeting Time: 10.30
  • Meeting Place: Y Fron crossroads  (OL17  506549)
  • Grade/Length:  C/6-7mls (figure of 8 allows option of 3.5mls)
  • Leader: Derek (01766 523437)

Sunday October 11

  • Walk: Yr Elen
  • Meeting Time: 10.00
  • Meeting Place: Pont Abercaseg, Bethesda by playground (OL17 630663)
  • Grade/Length: A/8 mls
  • Leader: Roy (07721 592892)

Sunday October 11 (Alternative B, repeat walk)

  • Walk: Criccieth-Pentrefelin-Black Rock
  • Meeting Time: 9.45
  • Meeting Place: 20,Gorseddfa, Criccieth (Ex254 495382) (room for 4 cars or park behind clinic)
  • Length/Grade: B/8mls
  • Leader: Dafydd (01766 523385/07748 688131)

Thursday October 15

  • Walk: Porthmadog circular via Penmorfa, Wern, Borth y Gest
  • Meeting Time: 10.30
  • Meeting Place: rear of Lidl car park, Porthmadog (Ex254 564390)
  • Grade/Length: C/6.5 mls
  • Leader: Colin (01766 523790, 07866178715)

Sunday October 18

  • Walk: Garn Dolbenmaen circuit
  • Meeting Time: 9.30
  • Meeting Place: G.Dolbenmaen village carpark (Ex254  497442)
  • Length/Grade: 8-10mls, A
  • Leader: Kath (01766 810997/07974 288056)

Please remember the following rules presently apply to Club walks during the Covid crisis:
a) Contact details of pre-booked walkers retained in case of need for track and trace procedures.
b) Walkers from different households are advised not to share cars and should travel direct to the walk start point.
c) Observe the 2 metre social distancing rule throughout the walk.
d) Avoid touching gates and footpath structures where possible.
e) Bring hand sanitiser and gloves; also masks (for use in case of circumstances where social distancing cannot be maintained).

Walks Update 15.9.20

The following walks are planned during the next 2 weeks. All walks need to be pre-booked. Please email or phone Noel (noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300) as soon as possible if you would like to join any of these walks.  We will try to give priority to those who have missed out on earlier walks and repeat the walk if demand is well above the limit for any particular walk.  We hope to see you. Noel

Thursday September 17

  • Walk: Carreg-Anelog
  • Meeting Time:  10.30
  • Meeting Place: Plas Carreg (free) NT cp (Ex253 163290)
  • Grade/Length: C/5-6mls

Leader: Judith (01758 770292/ 07743 650632)

(This walk is now fully booked, but proposals for alternative walks are welcome)

Sunday September 20

  • Walk: Mount Pleasant car park to Bryn Glas Road circuit
  • Meeting Time: 9.30
  • Meeting Place: Mount Pleasant cp above Nant Gwrtheyrn (Ex254 353441)
  • Grade/Length: A/10mls (2427ft ascent)
  • Leader: Hugh (01758 613067/07434 027574)

Thursday September 24

  • Walk: Nefyn
  • Meeting Time: 11.00
  • Meeting Place: National Trust cp Morfa Nefyn (Ex253  282408)
  • Grade/Length:  D/4mls
  • Leader: Miriam (01758 730397)

Sunday September 27 (alternative A)

  • Walk: Nantlle Ridge (Cwm Silyn-Tal y Mignedd)
  • Meeting Time: 9.30
  • Meeting Place: Maen Llwyd (OL17 495591), Lllanllyfni left nr church Lôn Dŵr 0.5ml, 2nd right Lôn Tyddyn Agnes 1.25ml to  parking on rough ground beyond gate
  • Grade/Length: A/9 mls/3500ft ascent/no steep drops
  • Leader: Noel (01758 713300 diverts to mobile)

Sunday September 27 (alternative B)

  • Walk: Criccieth-Rhoslan
  • Meeting Time: 9.45
  • Meeting Place: 20, Gorseddfa, Criccieth (Ex254 495382)  (room for 5 cars or park behind clinic)
  • Grade/Length: B/8mls
  • Leader: Dafydd (01766 523385/07748 688131)

Thursday October 1

  • Walk: Moel y Ci circuit
  • Meeting Time: 11.00
  • Meeting Place: Moel y Ci entrance, rt off A4244 onto B4409 towards Tregarth, first rt (OL17 595679)
  • Length/Grade: 6-7mls/C
  • Leader: Sue (07568 560682)

Please note risk of encounters with herds of lively cattle on walks in pastoral areas

Please remember the following rules presently apply to Club walks during the Covid crisis:
a) Contact details of pre-booked walkers retained in case of need for track and trace procedures.
b) Walkers from different households are advised not to share cars and should travel direct to the walk start point.
c) Observe the 2 metre social distancing rule throughout the walk.
d) Avoid touching gates and footpath structures where possible.
e) Bring hand sanitiser and gloves; also masks (for use in case of circumstances where social distancing cannot be maintained).

Notice 25/08/2020

The following walks are planned during the next 2 weeks. All walks need to be pre-booked. Please email or phone Noel (noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300) as soon as possible if you would like to join any of these walks.  First come, first served, but we will try and repeat the walk if  demand is well above  the limit for any particular walk.  We hope to see you.

Sunday August 30

  •    Walk: Criccieth-Pont Dolbenmaen
  •    Meeting Time: 9.45
  •    Meeting Place: 20,Gorseddfa, Criccieth (Ex254 495382) (room for 4 cars or park behind clinic)
  •    Length/Grade: 12 mls/A
  •    Leader: Dafydd (01766 523385/07748 688131)

Thursday September 3
   Walk: Penychain  (repeat of Aug 27  walk)

  •    Meeting Time: 10.15
  •    Meeting Place: Old road just to left of Hafan y Mor holiday park entrance off roundabout
  •     on  A497 (Ex254 432370)
  •    Length/Grade: 5-7mls, C
  •   Leader: Meri (01758 614746)
    (This walk is now fully booked, but proposals for an alternative walk are welcome)

Sunday September 6

  •   Walk: Cilan-P.Ceiriad
  •   Meeting Time: 9.30
  •   Meeting Place: NT car park on rough ground on Cilan just beyond cattle grid (Ex253 295248)
  •   Length/Grade: 8-10mls/ B
  •   Leader: Jane (01758 712367/07976 313302)

Thursday September 10

  •    Walk: Carreg-Anelog
  •    Meeting Time:  10.30
  •    Meeting Place: Plas Carreg (free) NT cp (Ex253 163290)
  •    Length/Grade: C/5-6mls
  •    Leader: Judith (01758 770292/ 07743 650632)

Sunday September 13

  • Walk: Moel Goedog-Bryn Cader Faner, bronze age trail  
  • Meeting Time: 10.00
  • Meeting Place: roadside opposite Merthyr Farm (OL18 604316)
  • Length/Grade: 8mls/B
  • Leader: Derek (01766 523437) 

Notice 11/08/2020

Sunday August 16

  • Walk: Yr Eifl -Tre’r Ceiri
  • Meeting Time: 9.30
  • Meeting Place: Mount Pleasant carpark above Nant Gwrtheyrn (Ex254 353441)
  • Length/Grade: 8mls, A  (2415ft ascent)
  • Leader: Hugh (01758 613067/07434 027574)

Thursday August 20

  • Walk: Edern-P.Dinllaen
  • Meeting Time:  11.0
  • Meeting Place: Edern Chapel roadside parking (Ex253 273396)
  • Length/Grade: 5.5mls
  • Leader: Megan (07837 118364)

Sunday August 23

  • Walk: Y Fron circuit
  • Meeting Time: 9.45
  • Meeting Place: Y Fron crossroads roadside parking (OL17 505549)
  • Length/Grade: 11-12 mls, A (easy terrain).
  • Leader: Kath (01766 810997/07974 288056)

     'B' Alternative

  • Walk: Criccieth-Black Rock-Wern-Petrefelin-Braich y Sant
  • Meeting time: 10.0
  • Meeting Place: 20, Gorseddfa, Criccieth  (Ex254 495382) (room for 4 cars or park behind clinic)
  • Walk length/grade: 8mls, B  (only one or two short up-hill sections)
  • Leader: Dafydd.

Thursday August 27

  • Walk: Penychain
  • Meeting Time: 10.15
  • Meeting Place: Old road just to left of Hafan y Mor holiday park entrance off roundabout on A497 (Ex254 432370)
  • Length/Grade: 5-7mls, C
    Leader: Kath (01766 810997/07974 288056)

Notice 28/07/2020

The Secretary, Noel Davey, has emailed all members with information about four walks that are planned.  These walks are to be pre-booked as numbers will be limited. There are at least a few places still available for all walks, including  this Thursday's (July 30th). 

 Thursday July 30th

  •  Walk: Nefyn-Garn Boduan 
  •  Meeting Place/Time : Stryd y Plas cp, Nefyn (Ex253 308406),11.0
  •  Length/Grade: 5.5mls, C
  •  Leader: Noel (01758 713300)

  Sunday August 2nd

  •   Walk: Cnicht
  •   Meeting Place/Time : Croesor cp.(OL18 632447), 9.30
  •   Length/Grade:  6.5mls (2000ft ascent), A
  •   Leader: Noel (01758 713300)

 Thursday August 6th

  •   Walk: Trawsfynydd-Rhaeadr Du
  •   Meeting Place/Time : Cp near Traws power station entrance (OL18 694382), 10.15
  •   Length/Grade: 6.5mls, C
  •   Leader:  Gwynfor (07775 505623)

Thursday August 13th

  •   Walk: Criccieth-Rhoslan
  •   Meeting Place/Time : 20, Gorseddfa, Criccieth (Dafydd’s house room for 5 cars, Ex254 495382), 10.30
  •   Length/Grade: 6mls, C
  •   Leader: Dafydd (01766 523385/07748 688131)

Email or phone Noel  (noeldavey@compuserve.com, 01758 713300) if you would like to join any of these walks.  

Message to members from Club Chairman. 20th May 2020.

Just a few words hoping all are well and coping with the current situation. Unfortunately I see no early relaxation of the rules but as officers we are keeping an eye on developments and will of course report once we have any positive news.
For my part I find myself walking pretty much every day (sometimes twice) but usually shorter walks on tarmac and obviously close to home. I am quite enjoying walking in lighter shoes and without a rucksack, but missing the company, the wide open uplands, mountain tops and the cafes !
Any rumours that Dafydd and I are entering our gardens in the National Garden Scheme next year are entirely unfounded, but Catherine and Nia are no doubt enjoying the extra help.
The beauty of the mountains will still be there when this is over. In the meantime keep safe and healthy ! Hwyl Gwynfor.

20th March 2020. All Club walks are suspended until further notice.

Dear Fellow Walker,

The Officers and Committee have considered in detail what the Government (both politicians and  scientific/medical advisers) say about the Coronavirus and how we should respond.

It seems social distancing is essential to slow the spread of the disease, thus making it more maneagable for the NHS and so saving lives.

The Ramblers on an UK level have suspended all of their walks, as indeed have Clwb Mynydda Cymru.

It appears that the Club have no option other than to do likewise. Accordingly all Club walks are suspended until further notice. We will review this continually but frankly I hold out little hope that matters will be resolved soon.

We are all disappointed  about this. A lot of work has gone into preparing a programme, many of us have carried out reccees, some in inclement weather and obviously we had all probably started to look forward to getting out with friends in some nice Spring weather.

Sadly also, in the light of the guidelines about restaurants, etc we have had to abandon plans for the Spring Lunch.

But bear in mind what the Ramblers’ website says about Independent walking

“Walking independently

Official Government advice states that, apart from people who are in households with symptoms or who have pre-existing health conditions that put them at increased risk of contracting COVID-19, going for a walk independently can continue and is an excellent way to maintain health and wellbeing - provided independent walkers stay more than two metres from others.  Please see Public Health England’s guidelines on social distancing.

For anyone walking in more remote areas, we continue to ask them to stay well within their limits, to avoid any need to call on mountain rescue or other emergency services.  “

 But most of all keep well and we hope to be walking together again sooner rather than later

Gwynfor Jones. Club Chairman.