Sunday, 11 November 2012

Conwy Photographs taken on the walks

A Party Photo's from Tony McDonald Here

Three from John Adamson [B Party]
Conwy Estuary by John Adamson

B Party on the walk over Conwy Mountain

Rainbow on the walk

Saturday, 3 November 2012

November Walks from Conwy

Our next walk will be from 


in the North Wales
'Simply Breathtaking...'

Saturday 10th November 2012

0800hrs prompt from the short stay car park

 (formerly known in English as Conway) is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. The town, which faces Deganwy across the River Conwy, formerly lay in Gwynedd and prior to that in Caernarfonshire. Conwy has a population of 14,208 (Including nearby Llandudno Junction and Deganwy). (The town itself has a population of around 4,000).[1] and is a popular tourist destination on the north Wales coast. It is a place in Wales where the old Welsh language can still be heard in widespread, casual and official usage.

Conwy Castle with the RSPB nature reserve in the background
There will be three walks as normal:

As all three parties are traversing Conwy Mountain and the A & B parties are covering similar ground, you may like to view the photo slide show on the B party page
Weather Forecast for Conwy here

    A Walk at Conwy 2012

    Walk Leader: Jenny Matthias
    Distance: 11 miles app
    Total Ascent/Descent: 2400ft

    A Route Map - click on image to enlarge

    This walk although not particularly high will provide a mixture of terrain; woodland, moors
    and mountain. Hopefully it will be clear enough to savour the views of The Orme,
    Anglesey, Conwy Valley not to mention Llandudno, Colony Bay and Penmaenmawr. 

    Leaving Conwy through the walls we will take Mountain Road to a track through woods,
    where we may glimpse rock climbers above us on Conwy Mountain. We drop down over a
    ford and across the Sychnant Pass road through a fascinating hamlet on our way to
    Craigyfedwen. As we climb steadily we should get some wonderful views and glimpses of
    various remains (old summer houses and stone circles) as we walk parallel to Conwy

    Turning in the direction of Penmaenmawr we will encounter some boggy streches
    before we climb up to Foel Lus. We follow the millennium walk part way round before
    descending to Capelulo. 

    Skirting Alltwen we will climb Conwy Mountain and have great
    views of the coast, after the Castle we will see our destination and hopefully having kept a
    steady pace complete the walk before the darkness creeps up on us!


    B Walk at Conwy 2012

    Walk Leader: Les Gibson
    Total Distance: 8 Miles
    Toatal Ascent/Descent: 1600ft

    B Route - click on map to enlarge
    After leaving car park, we walk along the sea front for a visit to the toilets, then continuing along the sea front to the climb up Conwy mountain, with many stops to admire the beautiful views of the Conwy valley, and a look back to the magnificent views of Conwy castle and the estuary. Continuing the length of Conwy mountain, and down the other end, again with super views out to sea. the rest of the walk has great countryside, kissing gates, and a number of styles, finishing with a tree lined finish back into Conwy.

    C Walk at Conwy 2012

    Walk Leader: Norman Jones
    Total Distance: 4.5-5 Miles
    Total Ascent/Descent: 770ft 
    C Route - click on map to enlarge

    After refreshments it's off along the quay to leave via an exit in the town wall. We go alongside the estuary on an excellent walk way, almost a promenade. Continuing on to a road, a footbridge over the railway line and join the track at the foot of Conwy Mountain.
    Like other paths on the walk it may be muddy here and there, uneven, sometimes stoney, narrow through the heather, or on wider grassy slopes.

    Deganwy marina and the Conwy River
    The route climbs slowly on the side of the mountain up to about lunch time by when we will have turned back onto the North Wales Path. After a level section it descends, at times more steeply than our ascent. We finish past Cadnant Park houses and return to the town.

    The walk is 5 miles, climbs to 700 feet and has a single stile.

    All will be taken a pace to suit everyone. Given the weather, the views of the estuary and a wide expanse inland are spectacular.