Aug 13 – Jul 14
Thursday 24th July 2014. Llanfaglan Circular. Miriam Heald very ably led a party of 23 ramblers from Fron Goch car park on a walk entitled Llanfaglan Circular. It was another very hot day with 29c recorded in Porthmadog. This was a quite delightful countryside walk with a moxture of pasture land and quiet lanes. Afterwards the walkers made use of the excellent Fron Goch Cafe. Ian Spencer.
Sunday July 20th 2014 The club had a choice of walks: Cadair Idris. The longer walk was led by the Chairman Noel Davey with 11 members setting of from the Ty Nant car park beyond Gwernan Lake. They set out in warm sunshine using The Pony Path to climb up Cadair Idris making their way along the ridge, by which time they were in light cloud which helped cool the conditions. From here they descended steeply using the path alongside the fence. and on reaching the bottom contoured round the mountain to the car park where they started this 12.5 mile strenuous but very enjoyable walk. Ian Spencer.
Foothills of Cadair Idris. A second shorter walk was led by Nick White accompanied by 3 members who started from the same place but climbed up past Llyn Gafr and then again upwards to Llyn y Gadair where they enjoyed a picnic lunch. From here the descended down to the Pony Path which they followed back to the Car Park. This was an excellent 6 mile walk which i9ncluded quite a stiff ascent on a hot day.Ian Spencer.
July 10th 2014, Trawsfynydd, Ceunant Llenyrch. Alan and Beryl led 21 Memberson a delightful 6 mile walk in warm summer sunshine. The route started from Trawsfynydd power station and continued through woodlands into Ceunant National Nature Reserve, allowing a picnic lunch beside the spectacular waterfall on the Afon Prysor. A most enjoyable walk was rounded off by tea at the newly revived cafe on Llyn Trawsfynydd. Noel Davey & Ian Spencer.
Sunday July 6th 2014. Ardudwy Way, Barmouth-Talybont. Dafydd Williams authoratively led 15 ramblers from Barmouth along the first section of The Ardudwy Way. The walk started, behind the Church, steeply climbing up to Ffridd y Graig before heading North East to Cerrig Arthur. From here they climbed up to Bwlch y Rhinigyr. Lucheon was taken here in a splendid picnic spot. Just after this point most of the party made a detour to look at some Neolithic remains on the side of Mynydd Egryn whilst the remainder looked after the rucksacs ! After this break the party resumed their walk to the Afon Ysgethin where the river was followed along a delightful wooded path back to Tal y Bont. A beautiful feature of this walk was the fabulous views over the Mawddach Estuary, the mountain scenery and also the coast towards Harlech and the Llyn Peninsular. All agreed that it was a splendid walk matched only by the weather. Ian Spencer.
Thursday June 26th 2014, Rhiw. David and Lis Williams led over 30 members on a fascinating walk from the NT car park on the top of Rhiw. The walk had an archaeological theme, visiting en route the Neolithic axe factory and burial graves, bronze age cairns, and the seasonal dig at the iron age village near Meillionydd, where the Austrian Professor in charge explained the context and passed round unearthed artefacts, while committee member Catrin Willams beavered away as a bona fide participant on the dig. The walk was rounded off by a most welcome tea at the Old Rectory. Many thanks to the walk leaders for their hospitality and a most rewarding day. Noel Davey.
Sunday 22nd June 2014. Moel Siabod. A lovely day for walking, Roy Milnes led 8 walkers up Moel Siabod from the Bryn Glo car park. The conditions were ideal for this strenuous walk which afforded spectacular views in all directions. There was a challenging scramble above Llyn y Foel and then a stiff walk along the Ridge to the summit before the steep descent and scramble over the rocks. At the end of the walk the party had some very welcome drinks. Roy was thanked for leading this memorable walk. Ian Spencer.
Thursday June 12th 2014, Moel y Ci. No report was submitted, but many thanks to Pat Housecroft for leading an excellent walk in this interesting area on the edge of Snowdonia. Noel Davey.
Sunday 8th June 2014. Manod Mawr & Sarn Helen. Llyn Ramblers were again lucky with the weather; it was dry all day. Judith Thomas in her usual cheery style led a party of 10 walkers from Manod firstly on some gentle uphill footpaths. After a coffee break they climbed steeply to the summit of Mount Manod. From here they descended to the old workings of the now derelict Manod Slate Quarry with its tall chimney still standing proudly not too far on they came to the Graig-y-Ddu quarry. A pleasant walk along the valley followed before the continued round Manod Mountain back to the village and their cars. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 29th May 2014. Newly opened Beddgelert to Rhyd Ddu Path. The club was again lucky with the weather when Ian Spencer expertly led 19 members from Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert. They caught one of the last buses from Beddgelert to the start run by The Padarn Bus Company. The happy band of walkers enjoyed this well constructed and marked all purpose path shared by walkers, cyclists and horseriders through the heart of Snowdonia. It was opened just over a year ago by the National Park Authority.
Sunday 25th May 2014. Llanberis Circular. The 25th was a day when the weather defied the forecast by remaining dry throughout the walk which was faultlessly led by Kath Spencer. The party of 12 Ramblers started from Llanberis. They climbed up and passed the former Quarry Hospital on their way through Padarn Country Park and then down to Fachen before climbing back up to Rhiwen. Next they climbed up Moel Rhiwen before returning via Deiniolen and close to the wireless mast on the summit of Pen y Bigil. The leader was congratulated on a most interesting walk. Ian Spencer.
Thursday May 15th 2014, Coed y Brenin. Judith Thomas led a delightful, lesiurely 5 mile walk from Ganllwyd into the amazing woodlands to the west of Coed y Brenin. The weather was fine and 26 walkers had a lovely day, enjoying the spectacular falls and fields of bluebells. Noel Davey.
Sunday 11th May 2014. Arenig Fawr. After very heavy overnight rain the weather remained very wet throughout Sunday 11th May. On this day Tecwyn Williams cheerfully led a party of 9 ramblers from the South shores of Llyn Celyn. They made their way up to Llyn Arenig Fawr and to the Bothy by the lake. They then set off up Arenig Fawr mountain but when the wind gusted to 85mph the leader sensibly decided to return to the Bothy. They set off again but the leader had now decided not to attempt to reach the summit. After they had their picnic luncheons they made their way in a southerly direction. The walk was curtailed but in the atrocious conditions Tecwyn had safely led a good walk. He was to be comended. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 1st May 2014. Bardsey. 35 members – 3 boatloads - had a memorable day visiting Ynys Enlli. Early mist gave way to more pleasant weather as the day went on. Each group had at least 4 hours to scatter over the island, explore the scenic coastal paths, inspect the lighthouse and other buildings, see the nesting birds and other wildlife, (for some) climb the peak and get a cuppa, before the return trip which took in the northern cliffs and puffins. The more energetic did about 5 miles. So good was the day, that some are going back for a longer holiday. Many thanks to Miriam Heald for organising this jaunt so well. Noel Davey.
Sunday 27th April 2014. Diffwys/Y Llethr/Rhinog Fach. It was good to get back into the high peaks of the Rhinogydd, with a strenuous walk of over 10 miles in length and 3000ft of ascent, impeccably led by Hugh Evans. The party of 7 climbed from the magical Cwm Mynach up to Diffwys, then along the Crib-y-Rhiw to Y Llethr and onward to Rhinog Fach, descending through boggy land past Llyn y Bi back to the cars by 5pm. It was for the most part a bright, blustery day, affording magnificent views over Southern Snowdonia, and the party were lucky to escape the worst of the thundery showers which set in later. An excellent day. Noel Davey.
Thursday 17th April 2014. Hinterland of Pwllheli. While many of the Club were on holiday in Shropshire, Karla Lightfoot did a great job leading a dozen walkers on a leisurely and enjoyable afternoon walk from the Penmount car park in Pwllheli along pleasant footpaths and byways in the hinterland of the town.
Sunday 13th April 2014. Llyn Trawsfynydd. On the eve of the Church Stretton holiday Catrin Williams bravely led six members around the Trawsfynydd Lake, across the pedestrian bridge (that's where the bravely bit came in), through the village of Trawsfynydd and over to Tomen y Mur and the Roman Amphitheatre, before returning to the car park inside the entrance the the nuclear power station. It was a lovely day but with a chilly wind. The path from the car park to the bridge had recently been upgraded to cycle track quality. This meant that we could chat away without tripping up. An excellent walk. Hugh Evans.
Thursday 3rd April 2014. Penygroes Circular. Kath Spencer energetically led 22 ramblers from Penygroes up Clogwyn Melyn, through Cilgwyn, before making their way to the summit of Mynydd Cilgwyn where they had lunch. They descended down the North side, then returned to Penygroes through Bryn Awelon and by the plantation. Although there had been some light rain it was quite warm all day. Ian Spencer.
Sunday 30th March 2014. Beddgelert to Rhyd Ddu Return. Ian Spencer, cheerfully and confidently - editor,led 12 members along the splendid new Snowdonia National Park's multi use track from Beddgelert to Rhyd Ddu. It was a glorious sunny day with great views of Snowdon,Yr Aran, Foel Goch,and Moel Cynghorion to the right and Moel Hebog, Mynydd Drws-y-Coed, Y Garn and Mynydd Mawr to the left When they reached Rhyd Ddu they picnicked before returning along the track to Beddgelert. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 20th March 2014. Borth y Gest Circular. There was a good turnout of 21 walkers for a 4 mile circuit from Borth y Gest expertly led by Tecwyn Williams. The route went north through woodland past the Dafydd y Garreg Wen rock, across the lower slopes of Moel y Gest, returning via the coastal caravan parks. The weather rapidly turned wet and windy and the party were glad to get back for tea at a local café. Noel Davey.
Sunday March 16th 2014. Porth Oer to Aberdaron. Roy Milnes led 7 members on a great walk along about 9 miles of the coastal path from Porth Oer to Aberdaron. The coastal scenery looked stunning in the warm spring sunshine which lasted all day. Following lunch on Trwyn Maen Melyn, some of the party found their way down to St Mary’s Well. The walk was rounded off by a very welcome tea kindly hosted by Roy at his house. Noel Davey.
Thursday 6th March 2014. AGM. Criccieth. The Club held it's 34th AGM in the Capel y Traeth in Criccieth. The Chairman Noel Davey gave an amusing and accurate summary of the years activities which included over 60 walks and several popular social events. The Treasurer presented the accounts and it was agreed that donations of £100 should be given to two of the Mountain Rescue Organisations. Money had already been donated to trhe Abergalyn Group as a result of members efforts. The Officers and the existing Committee were all re-elected. Finally some small amendments to the Constitution were agreed. There were 33 members present and after the meeting Dafydd Williams led a short walk around Criccieth and Llanystumdwy.
Sunday 2nd March 2014. Dolwyddelan. Nick White nobly led 9 ramblers on a grey day, on a walk from Dolwyddelan along the Afon Lledr and then up to Ty Mawr Wybrnant the home of Morgan who translated the Bible into Welsh. From here they had to make a diversion because of all the fallen trees after the recent Hurricane Force winds. Unfortunately this enforced detour led them into some very boggy ground. They returned to the start before the rains set in again. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 20th February 2014.Great Orme Llandudno. 18 ramblers were very well led by Miriam Heald on a walk from Llandudno that started in rain but finished in the sunshine. A picnic lunch was enjoyed by St Tudno's Church after which the party walked right round the Great Orme which afforded great views over the sea including the Wind Farm, and the town The walkers finished the day with scones and tea at The Cottage Loaf Cafe. Ian Spencer.
Sunday 16th February 2014. Porth Oer to Porth Ysgaden. Hugh Evans led a party of 9 members on a coastal walk from Porth Oer. They followed the Coastal Path along the recently opened stetch past Porth Iago to Porth Widlin. After all the recent storms and gales it was quite muddy in places and there was plenty of evidence of the recent hurricane force winds. From here the ramblers continued to Traeth Penllech where they briefly walked along the beach before rejoining the coastal path to Porth Ysgaden and the end of this very pleasant walk. They had great views on a rare sunny day. Hugh was thanked by all for his well informed leadership. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 6th February 2014. Llyn Morwynion & Rhaeadr y Cwm. Kath Spencer very ably led 25 members on an invigorating walk from Llyn Dubach off the B4407 beyond Llan Ffestiniog. The wet weather did improve! The party passed Llyn Morwynion covering some boggy ground before crossing the road and descending steeply down to the delightful Cwm Cynfal over better ground. From here they followed the track to Cwm Farm and then made the steep climb back up to the road. The Cynfal waterfalls were a magnificent site after all the recent rain. The party were soon back at their cars after a very varied and excellent walk. Ian Spencer.
Sunday 2nd February 2014. Croesor Circular. Tecwyn Williams led 10 ramblers on a walk from Croesor up the path which climbs the South East side of the valley to Croesor Quarry and up to Rhosydd Quarry and Cwmorthin. They eventually made their way down via the incline and back to Croesor. The weather had remained fine for most of the day. The leader was thanked for an interesting walk. Nick White led a small party, also from Croesor, on an easier walk on the same day which was enjoyed by those taking part. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 23rd January 2014. Afon Artro Valley. Dafydd Williams led 26 walkers on a smashing walk from the Afon Artro Valley by Pentre Gwynfryn. The Ramblers made their way over Pen-y-Bont and up the hillside passing Werngron and along the field paths to Tyddyn Rhyddid. From here they followed the lane before turning left and following the old track through most attractive scenery back to the start. All agreed they had very much enjoyed this walk so ably led on a sunny day. Ian Spencer.
Sunday 19th January 2014. Pwllheli to Cricieth Marina. Mary Evans and Rhian Roberts led 15 members on a coastal walk from Pwllheli to Criccieth on a glorious sunny day with great views down the Peninsular to the West, and of the Rhinnog mountains to the East. The Ramblers walked to Pen-y-Chain along the beach, as the coastal path had suffered damage in the recent storms. The storms were all too evident, with a large sections of the dunes gone and a great deal of broken chalets and litter scattered along high tide mark. The walkers now passed "Butlins" before heading inland to The Lon Goed Path, as the Coast Path itself was impassable at Abererch, before finaly returning to the Coast Path and Criccieth The two leaders were thanked for an interesting and very enjoyable walk. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 9th January 2014. Coed y Brenin. Noel Davey gallantly deputised for the leader who was attending a family funeral. A party of 31 members enjoyed a dry sunny day's ramble from the Coed y Brenin Visitors Centre. This proved to be a gem of a walk in the mature woodlands with a delightful picnic lunch. After returning the walk all enjoyed coffee or tea back at the Visitors Centre. Ian Spencer.
Sunday 5th January 2014. Dolgellau. Ian Spencer ably led 11 members on a walk from Dolgellau on what was a wet day. Fortunately, the weather was far less, severe than the forecast. They followed the Mawddach Trail for some 4 miles to Abergwynant, however because of their way was barred by a short flooded stretch a long detour had to be made. The ramblers passed the Kings YHA and then climbed upto and passed Tyddyn Evan Fychan farm before arriving at car park on the lane which was then followed to Llyn Gwernan. From here the walkers followed the footpaths across pasture and some woodland before eventually dropping down into Dolgellau. This proved to be an unexpectedly enjoyable walk after the threat of very heavy rain which did not really materialise. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 26th December 2013. Boxing Day. 17 members were very ably led by Tecwyn Williams from the delightful Bortha-Gest. The party climbed up Moel-y-Gest taking care up the slippery rocky path and along the ridge to the summit. They descended, after a picnic lunch, via the Activity Centre where they saw the llamas, horses and pigs enjoying the fine weather. Tecwyn was thanked for leading the walk which is becoming a Boxing Day tradition. Tea and cake were then enjoyed at the local cafe. Ian Spencer.
Sunday 22nd December 2013. Dafydd Williams led 8 members on a surprisingly pleasant day on a walk entitled Criccieth Hinterland. They started from the West End car park and walked up to,and across, the Golf Club. From here, they followed the lanes to Ynys Ddu. Turning left here, they soon reached the impressive 4,000 years old Ystumcegid burial chamber. Quite soon, the Ramblers came to the banks of the charming Afon Dwyfor which was followed past Pont Rhyd-y-benllig, and all the way to Llanystumdwy. The A497 was then crossed and the Dwyfor was then met again just before the shoreline. From here, the Coastal Path was followed back to Criccieth and the leader's house where tea and mince pies were enjoyed by all. Ian Spencer.
Thursday12th December 2013. Llanarmon. Kath Mair led 35 walkers along the ancient Lon Goed Path from Chwilog. Despite the rather damp weather, which became increasingly wet, the Ramblers enjoyed the Christmas walk which was followed by mince pies, tea, scones and muffins at Ian and Kath's home in Llanarmon. Ian Spencer.
Sunday 8th December 2013. Pistyll & Moel Gwynus. On a day which remained both mild and dry with blue skies in the morning Catrin Williams led 10 Ramblers from Pistyll. They set off climbing and returning from the summit of Moel Ggwynus after which they headed North East eventually walking along the track around Moel Carngwch and on and down to the National Language Centre at Nant Gwrtheyrn. They had teas and coffees here in the Cafe before up the cliff path to the Coast Path which they followed back to Pistyll. This delightful walk was both devised and led by Catrin. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 28th November 2013. Penllech. Another calm and pleasant day, Megan Mentzoni did a sterling job, leading a party of 21 people on a 6 mile ramble from Penllech. The walk skirted around the village of Llangwnadl via sections of newly upgraded paths, joining the Coastal Path at Porth Widlin for the return route. Another most enjoyable day.
Sunday 24th November 2013. Foothills of Moel Siabod. Judith Thomas led 17 ramblers on a lovely, well-researched walk of almost 6 miles in the foothills of Moel Siabod. The route went from Pont Cyfyng around the south-eastern side of the mountain, ascending steeply alongside rushing streams to about 1,900 ft near Llyn y Foel and affording fine autumnal views across the surrounding peaks. An excellent day was rounded off by tea at the Bryn-Glo café. Noel Davey.
Thursday 14th November 2013. Slate Walk. Kath Spencer led 17 Ramblers on a walk from Llanberis. They began the walk passing between Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, and then climbing up to the site of the slate workers hospital. From here, they continued their climb through the woods until they met the road. The Ramblers passed through Dinorwig and onto the path through the impressive remains of the slate quarries. This splendid track eventually led them down to the south-east end of Llyn Peris. The walkers then followed the road towards Llanberis passing the remains of Dolbadarn Castle. The weather remained fine and all enjoyed the walk well led by Kath. Ian Spencer.
10th November 2013. Coed y Brenin Waterfalls. Nick and Ann White led a group of 14 of us on an excellent 9.74mile walk through Coed y Brenin. The pace and the navigation were spot on. The weather was ideal autumn walking weather; sunny, still with the temperature around 10°C. It did get just a bit chilly after lunch but we soon warmed up. The scenery was stunning. The trees were were at their autumn best, thanks to the recent calm cold weather and the waterfalls were really impressive thanks to the high rainfall over the previous 6 weeks. A really memorable walk. Hugh Evans.
Thursday 31st October 2013. Llanbedr Waterfalls & Woodlands. Fred Foskett led 34 Ramblers on a very pleasant walk from Llanbedr to the local woodlands and waterfalls. The walkers, for the most part, had been able to use the train from Pwllheli, Criccieth and Porthmadog to Llanbedr returning from Llandanwg. After the walk they returned to the leaders house for tea,coffee and cake which made for a splendid day. Ian Spencer.
Sunday 27th October 2013. Garndolbenmaen. Tecwyn Williams led 12 walkers from Garndolbenmaen on a day when the weather turned out rather better than forecast. Once they had left the village confines the footpaths became indistinct and rather wet underfoot. The party made their way to the very remote old Cae Amos cottage, having forded with varying success the stream. From here they walked on and down to the delectable Cwm Penant and up the other side of this valley before eventually returning, by and without the benefit of any apparent paths, to Garndolbenmaen along the slopes of Craig-y-Garn. A second shorter walk was led by Nick White in the same area. Ian Spencer.
Thursday 17th October 2013. Edern to Garnfadryn circular. Ian Spencer led a seven mile circular walk from Edern towards Garn Fadryn.A lovely sunny day attracted 24 members who passed by Bryn Rhydd and Tref-erwyn farms. They then had a short stretch on the road before again heading South to the delightful little church by Tan Llan Farm. The walk now took them near to Madryn Castle before heading back towards Edern passing Ynys and MadrynIsaf farms. Ian Spencer.
Sunday 13th October 2013. Cerrig Gwynion. A day that was mainly but not entirely dry, seven ramblers set out from Llanfairfechan towards Cerrig Gwynion over Waun Llanfair. In the absence of Hugh Evans, our splendid Chairman Noel Davey led this very enjoyable walk. Ian Spencer.
Thursday October 3rd 2013. Beddgelert-Nantmor by steam train. Arwel Davies arranged a treat for 29 members, travelling by WHR steam train from Beddgelert and returning on foot along the Fisherman’s Path with tea to follow in Beddgelert. Although it was a cloudy day, the rain held off and the Glaslyn gorge looked as magical as ever. Noel Davey.
Sunday September 29th 2013. Foel Ganol Ridge & Drum. Pam Foster and Diane Doughty led a party of 11 on an enjoyable walk from Abergwyngregyn into the Carneddau. It was a fine, sunny day with good views across the Menai to Ynys Môn, but it was very windy, and after reaching Foel Ganol, two walkers decided to backtrack, while the rest battled on through gales along the ridge to the summit of Drum, then descending thankfully to the relative calm of the remote and delightful Cwm Anafon. An excellent day was rounded off by tea at the Aber Community Café. Noel Davey.
Thursday September 19th 2013. Cwm Nantcol. The walk again ably led by Dafydd, appeared similarly doomed, but rain soon gave way to bright sunshine. The route was from the head of the remote and delightful Cwm Nant Col up to over 1000ft on the craggy slopes of Foel Wen and then back down an old mine track, affording the dozen walkers fine views down the valley to the coast around Llanbedr and across to Llyn. Noel Davey.
Sunday September 15th 2013. Dolwyddelan. The originally programmed walk to Carnedd y Cribau was postponed because of poor weather. Instead, Dafydd Williams led a group of 6 stoics on a shorter low-level walk from Dolwyddelan. In spite of the wet conditions, it was a refreshing ramble through great countryside. Noel Davey.
Thursday September 5th 2013. Llanelltyd/New Precipice. Alan Edwards and Beryl Davies did an excellent job marshalling 35 ramblers on a lovely 6 mile walk from Cymer Abbey, near Llanelltyd, taking in the spectacular New Precipice path overlooking the Mawddach. Again, the weather was kind and the views memorable. Noel Davey.
Sunday, September 1st 2013. Nantlle Ridge. There were two walks in pleasant sunny weather in the Talysarn area. Catrin Williams led a party of 6 on a most enjoyable low-level ramble of about 5 miles along some of the fascinating slate quarry paths to Nebo. 10 walkers opted for a more strenuous day on the magnificent Nantlle Ridge, led by Noel Davey. After a relatively easy ascent onto Cwm Silyn, the highest point on the ridge, the route took in Tal y Mignedd and Trwm y Ddysgl, before descending heather-clad slopes through open access land to the footpath south of Llyn Nantlle, a total distance of almost 9 miles. Noel Davey.
Thursday August 22nd 2013. Llanbedrog -Rhydyclafdy. Miriam Heald very ably led 28 members on a really lovely circular walk from Llanbedrog. They followed the Coast Path towards Pwllheli before heading inland to parts of our Peninsular many walkers had not ventured to previously. They had a smashing picnic lunch spot above Rhyd-y-clafdy beforecompleting the circuit to Llanbedrog. Ian Spencer.
Sunday August 18th 2013. the club organised 2 walks the first, Craig y Llyn a Braich Ddu ,which was both longer and higher was led by Noel Davey. It was a lovely walk devised by Hugh Evans [who unfortunately is laid up with tendon problems]. The seven ramblers ascended steeply from the scenic Llynnau Cregennan above Arthog, taking in a circuit of the majestic Tyrrau Mawr and leading on along the superb curving ridgeway of the Craig-y-llyn which afforded stunning views over the Mawddach, across to Llyn and down the coast of Pembroke. Noel proved a most able leader having nobely stepped in to lead Hugh's walk.
The second shorter and easier walk was a delightful one led by Nick White assisted by his wife Ann. The eleven members on this walk very much enjoyed the fabulous scenery again starting from Llynnau Cregennen and passing below Bryn Brith and on passed Ty'n llidiatt. From here they dropped down to the lane and headed West crossing some marshy land before returning to Cregennen. Most of the party enjoyed some refreshments at Gwernan Lake. Ian Spencer.
Thursday August 8th 2013. Garnfadryn. Judith Thomas was the cheerful leader of 29 ramblers from Garnfadryn up the mountain where they all enjoyed the tremendous views of both coasts of the peninsular. They then sang Happy Birthday,in both languages, to celebrate Dafydd Williams 77th Birthday. Judith then led the walk down and right round the mountain before most of the party had tea and ices at the Botwnnog Cafe. Ian Spencer.
Sunday August 4th 2013. Borth-y-Gest. Kath Mair led 10 walkers from Borth y Gest around Moel y Gest, firstly up and through the delightful woods behind the village, before crossing the Morfa Bychan Road. They then continued past the Llama Farm,over the Bwlch, and down passed Bron y Foel. From here they made their way to Penmorfa and up and around Alt Wen on a path new to most of party passing Gesail Gyfarch and on to the Prenteg road. They then used the track which eventually led them to Tremadog and back to Borth y Gest. The ramblers greatly enjoyed the walk, so ably led, despite some very heavy rain showers. Ian Spencer.