Walks and other events in Snowdonia

(Image: Egryn, courtesy Malcolm Davies/National Trust)

The Snowdonia Society runs a programme of walks and other events throughout the year, with walks to suit all interests and ability ranges. Society events are open to members and non-members alike; children are welcome on most events if accompanied by an adult.

See our latest programme below, or download your own copy.

We invite a suggested donation of £2 for members and £5 for non-members for attendance on all events unless otherwise specified.

For full event details or to book a place contact the office (Monday - Thursday) on 01286 685498 or info@snowdonia-society.org.uk

See Volunteer Workdays for opportunities to volunteer.

SUMMER 2015 (Download a copy)

Thursday 23 April, The Glaslyn Ospreys 10.30am.  
Come and learn about these iconic birds at the Glaslyn Wildlife Visitor Centre, Pont Croesor, against the awesome backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains. Use the telescopes and see live images of the osprey nest, enjoy an escorted nature walk along the banks of the Glaslyn and find out more about this beautiful area so rich in wildlife. Book early to join a trip to the Protection Site.

Saturday 9 May, Volcano Trail
See spectacular bluebell woods and other flora set into the basal root of an ancient volcano, on this established Forestry route known as the Volcano trail, in Coed y Brenin. Vic Hughes will lead you along this Forestry Commission route, which climbs steadily through a mixture of dense forest and open hillside following forest roads and footpaths. All day.

Thurs 11 June, Egryn: 5,500 years of history
Explore this outstanding historic site with its breathtaking views and extensive archaeological remains and evidence of human influence on the landscape. Day walk. With Kathy Laws, National Trust archaeologist.

Sat 20th June, Finding the Roman Road over Bwlch y Ddeufaen - an archaeological detective story.
An important route from prehistory to the 18th century, the complicated history of this pass will be explored during a fairly gentle walk, led by David Hopewell.

4-5 July Following Cwm Idwal’s 60th anniversary as Wales’ first National Nature Reserve, we are offering two opportunities to understand more about its spectacular geology and plant life:

Sat 4 July, Cwm Idwal, Darwin and Geology
Charles Darwin is best known for his theory of evolution, but he also advances our understanding of glaciations. This field-day with Paul Gannon will explore in detail Darwin’s work in Cwm Idwal. £7.50/£15

Sunday 5 July, Cwm Idwal Ferns
Among the most diverse fern sites in the UK, this walk will look at Cwm Idwal’s ferns, clubmosses, quilworts and horsetails. With Sam Thomas.

Friday 10th July, Big Dee Day & BBQ
Volunteers needed for a joint effort tackling invasive non-native species eg Chinese mitten crab, Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam in the River Dee catchment. Our effort will focus on the area around Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake). Relax afterwards with a BBQ, courtesy the SNPA.

Sat 8th August, Trawscoed Flora & Fauna
A walk on a 1000 acre estate with habitats including flower-rich meadows, high altitude woodland, heather moorland and mountain cliffs and grassland; looking at all wildlife including lichens, fungi and invertebrates, as well as local geology.

Tuesday 18 August, Hidden World of Moths
After dark; a glimpse into the hidden world of moths. With special lamps and Tŷ Hyll’s nectar-rich garden, we will discover some special woodland moths and learn about their remarkable lives. With John Harold (bilingual).

Sunday 13 September, Fabian4 Mountain Triathlon  A great fundraiser for the Snowdonia Society with kayaking, fell running and mountain biking sections. Take part, help out, marshal, or just shout about it. Competitors see http://www.map17events.org.uk; Volunteers, contact netticollister@hotmail.com

Saturday 17th Oct, Annual General Meeting.
Venue tba.

See Volunteer Workdays for opportunities to volunteer.