Walks and other events in Snowdonia
(Image: James Dickson Innes - Evening, Sun Setting behind Arenig Fach: The Tabernacle Collection of MOMA WALES)
The Society runs a programme of walks and other events throughout the year, with walks to suit all interests and ability ranges. See our latest programme below, or download your own copy.
We invite a suggested donation of £3 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 email@example.com
Friday 4th - Annual Snowdon Litter Pick
All hands needed to help ensure Snowdon is the tidiest of Britain’s three peaks. Book early to secure a free place on the train to the summit. No charge for this event!
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th
Woodland Bioblitz and other activities. Ty Hŷll.
Saturday 19th Snowdonia Society AGM
The Pengwern, Llan Ffestiniog. An opportunity to have your say about issues that you care about.
Wednesday 30th - Rail ’n’ Trail
A train ride from Beddgelert to Rhyd Ddu, returning on foot along the new forest trail and picnicking en-route. David Firth will provide information about the history of the railway and local area. Train ride charged extra.
Saturday 9th - Turbine Walk, Plas Tan y Bwlch.
Guided woodland walk along the route of the newly installed hydro-electric scheme. Hear about the history of the original 1884 installation making this the first house in Wales to be lit by its own electricity supply, and the challenges of routeing a pipeline through precious habitats. Morning walk.
Saturday 30th - Members’ Social Event, Trigonos, Nantlle. Gain an insight into Dorothea slate quarry and its impact on the Nantlle Valley on a guided walk led by Dr Gwynfor Pierce Jones; followed by a Trigonos lunch and ‘The House on the Black Hillside’, a talk by Huw Jenkins. Lunch charged separately. We are grateful to Trigonos, a Business Member, for donating the use of the meeting room.
Saturday 7th - Have a Go at Rock Climbing
Learn the basics of rock climbing, indoors on the climbing wall at Plas y Brenin, with expert guidance. Cost: £7 (members), £10 non-members.
Saturday 25th - Precipice Walk
An easy but spectacular walk, with an opportunity to consider developments such as roads and forestry that have influenced the character of the landscape. With Gareth Roberts. In partnership with CPRW. (Bilingual leader)
Saturday 22nd - ‘Some miraculous promised land’, Arenig. Two walks on offer: a challenging day-long walk, or an easier low-level walk, considering the work of artists such as Augustus John and the landscapes that inspired them. The challenging walk will be led by Gareth Roberts. (Bilingual leader)
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Thursday 6th - Yr Ysgwrn.
Guided visit to the home of poet Hedd Wyn, as featured in our Spring 2013 magazine. Yr Ysgwrn is a traditional Welsh farmhouse dating from the 1830s, now owned by Snowdonia National Park Authority.
Sunday 30th - Geology walk
Exploring the volcanic geology in the Gelli Iago/Llyn LLagi area of Nant Gwynant. Clive Hudson will explain geological highlights and the fossils to be found there. Short day walk.