Rolling Summer Programme 2020

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 Thomas (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 Evans (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 Heald (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 Davey (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 Williams (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 Henderson (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 Williams (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 Evans (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 Logan (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 Thomas (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 Cosslett (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 Evans (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 Mentzoni (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 Spencer (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 Williams.

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 Spencer (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 Davey (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 Davey (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 Jones  (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 Williams (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.