2015 Walk Information
Click the walk names to view descriptions of each walk.
Select walks suited to your ability. Grades, distances and times are provided for guidance. More information about the walk grades can be found on our FAQs page
A ++ : Extremely Hard - For Experienced Walkers Only - For those requiring a challenge of physical fitness and stamina rather than a sightseeing expedition
A : Hard - a walk that will have a number of areas that can place a demand on the physical and mental capability of the walker. There are a number of ascents/descents during the walk, the route at times will require careful navigation and foot placement. Steep ascents and descents, wet ground and distance contribute to the designation "A" Note that a designation of "A+" has been used for even more challenging walks.
B : Moderate - a walk that will include one or two physically or mentally demanding stretches. There may be a number of ascents and descents which could be considered challenging again B+ may be a little more challenging
C : Easy - a walk that can be completed without undue stress or physical strain. Normally low level walks with easy escape routes to a village or town. A walk may be designated as 'Easy' though it could be demanding due to the distance and time taken to complete. Please note that most walks take place in the surrounding hills and involve some ascents, our beautiful town is surrounded by hills!
Walk registration takes place each day at the DRAGON THEATRE, in the centre of Barmouth. www.dragontheatre.co.uk
|Day||No.||Walk||Grade||Distance||Hours||Max Height||Total Ascended||Transport||Meet|
|Sat 12th||W1||NEW High Level - Llanbedr to Barmouth Super Walk|
Very demanding both mentally & physical covering 5 major peaks.
|Sat 12th||W2||Arenig Fawr|
Excellent walking & superb views of every major summit in Snowdonia.
|Sat 12th||W3||NEW Moel yr Hydd from Tanygrisau|
From the Oakley Arms through Plas Tan-Y-Bwlch woods to Llyn Mair and forest tracks to Rhyd back to Tan-Y Bwlch Station where there may be a chance of Afternoon refreshments, back past Llyn Mair to finish at the Oakley Arms.
|B+||4||5.5||2,125||1,484||Own/Shared||09:00 meet at Dragon|
|Sat 12th||W4||NEW Photographic Walk & Workshop|
Discussing light and composition in various situations along the walk.
|Sun 13th||W5||Minfordd to Barmouth|
From the Tal y Llyn over the Cadair and down the Pony & over the Bridge.
|A+||10.5||8||2,894||3,815||(£) Public transport necessary||08:00|
|Sun 13th||W6||Taicynhaeaf, Tyn-y-Groes, New Precipice Walk|
Uphill climbs & breathtaking views across the Mawddach valley, on this high level walk.
|Sun 13th||W7||NEW Roman Earthworks and Old Railway Tracks of Trawsfynydd|
A walk in an area of bygone ages, over moorland dotted with small lakes & low hills.
|Sun 13th||W8||Farchynys to Barmouth|
Walking through the foothills around Barmouth
|C||5||5||544||1,300||(£) Public transport necesseary||10:15|
|Mon 14th||W9||NEW Abergynolwyn to Barmouth|
Magnificent views of the southern area of the festival on this addition to our programme.
|A||8.5||6||1,450||1,820||(£) Public transport necessary||08:30|
|Mon 14th||W10||Trails Around Llan Ffestiniog|
Varied walk through woodland, moor, farmland & deep forest.
|Mon 14th||W11||Mynnydd Egryn and Pen Y Dinas|
An historical walk among the coastal foothills with magnificent sea views.
|C||8||6||1,252||2,194||(£) Public transport necessary||09:30|
|Mon 14th||W12||Trails around Dyffryn Ardudwy|
Ancient Trackways and Bronze Age Burial Chamber.
|Tue 15th||W13||NEW Rhobell Fawr|
A walk to the summit on a clear day is a perfect pedestal to view South Snowdonia.
|Tue 15th||W14||Bwlch Y Rhiwgyr Ridge and Sylfaen|
A fairly demanding circular walk with spectacular views from the Ridge.
|B+||7||6||1,678||2,311||Own/shared||08.30 meet at Dragon|
|Tue 15th||W15||Dinas Mawddwy|
Old pathways in ancient hills passing a legendary battle site
|Tue 15th||W16||Trawsfynydd, Nant Pasgan & Cwm Moch|
A chance to visit possibly the finest Medieval House in Gwynedd.
|Wed 16th||W17||Clip and the Roman Steps|
Ascend the summit of Clip and traverse Craig Wion
|Wed 16th||W18||Maesglase to Dinas Mawddwy|
A steep ascent, traverse the ridge and descent into the valley
|Wed 16th||W19||Llandecwyn to Harlech|
A linear walk starting at the north end of the Taith Ardudwy.
|B||9.5||7.5||1,158||2,305||(£) Public transport necessary||09:15|
|Wed 16th||W20||NEW Trawsfynydd Lake Circular|
Great views including the Moelwyn Mountains, the Arenigs, and Cadair Idris.
|Thu 17th||W21||Cadair Idris & Llyn Cau to Dolgellau|
Strenuous climb to the summit and back down the ridge.
|A+||11||7.5||2,928||3,626||(£) Public transport necessary||08:15|
|Thu 17th||W22||Diffwys from Bontddu & back to Barmouth|
At some points a very steep ascent to Diffwys then along the ridge to Barmouth.
|A||12||7||2,460||3,000||(£) Public transport necessary||07:50|
|Thu 17th||W23||NEW Penrhyndeudraeth|
Easy woodland walk along Ffestiniog Railway including views of Snowdon.
|Thu 17th||W24||Cwm Nant Col & Foel Wen|
Picturesque walk on Drovers Trails over an Ancient Clapper Bridge
|Thu 17th||Walking Festival Social Evening|
We do hope you can join us for a very enjoyable evening. It is a chance to get together with other walkers and leaders, to discuss the week’s events. Please indicate on your booking form if you require tickets. Time: 19.30 Cost: £17:50 for three course hot meal Bar available for purchase of drinks.
|19.30 Arts Room, Dragon Theatre|
|Fri 18th||W25||NEW Aran Ridge, Cwm Cywarch & Aran Benllyn|
A hidden gem of Snowdonia ascending the 2nd largest mountain south of Snowdon.
|Fri 18th||W26||Soar and Bryn Cader Faner|
Perhaps the most beautiful Bronze Age site in Britain, a stone circle and burial place.
|Fri 18th||W27||Llanelltyd to Barmouth|
Fairly demanding, undulating walk with views along the Mawddach.
|B||10||6.5||924||2,950||(£) Public transport necessary||09:30|
|Fri 18th||W28||NEW Blue Lake and Cregennan Lakes|
Steep start, but fantastic views passing lakes, waterfall, and stone circle.
|C||9||6||1,139||1,814||(£) Public transport necessary||08:30|
|Sat 19th||W29||NEW Taith Ardudwy Super Walk|
Demanding walk covering all sections from Llandecwyn to Barmouth. We are arranging for food to be available for purchase in ‘The Ship Aground’ so that you can recover after the walk and we will arrange mini buses to be available (at a cost) back to Barmouth.
|A++||24||10||1,573||5,285||(£_ Public transport necessary||06:45|
|Sat 19th||W30||Rhinog Fach & Y Llethr (Beer Festival)|
Good level of fitness required for climbing these two peaks - Beer at the end! (££)
|Sat 19th||W31||NEW Yr Aran from Nant Gwynant (5hrs)|
Magnificent waterfalls and old mine workings on the way to the summit.
|Sat 19th||W32||Barmouth Historical Trail|
Walking through the old town of Barmouth and on to Llanaber. This walk is very demanding physically.
|Sun 20th||W33||Moel Hebog from Beddgelert|
A strenuous climb up a rocky path to the summit with magnificent panoramic views.
|Sun 20th||W34||NEW Abergynolwyn, Bird Rock & Castell y Bere|
Varied walk with interesting Nature and Historical aspects as well as fantastic views.
|Sun 20th||W35||Morfa Harlech & Ynys|
Following the shore line of the Afon Dwyryd with views to Italianate Village of Portmeirion.
|Mon 21st||W36||NEW Moelefre & Pont Scethin from Tal y Bont|
Ascend from Moelyblithcwm, descend to Pont Scethin.
|Mon 21st||W37||The Bontddu Goldmines|
Industrial Heritage Trail of the remains of the Welsh Gold Rush
|6||5.5||837||1,969||(£) Public transport required||10:15|