Tuesday, 28 May 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
Start time 10:30
8 miles / 12.9 km
The classic route to the summit of Arenig Fawr is from the north, passing Llyn Arenig Fawr. Today’s walk uses two much less used routes from Maestron on the SE side of the mountain. The ascent is through farmland, over the rough, in places marshy, grasslands of Dolydd Bychain (Little Meadows) and up between crags to a plateau scattered with tarns. From here we head up over the south top to the summit proper. We start the descent by retracing our steps to the plateau, soon turning steeply down into the secluded valley of Foel Blaen-y-Cwm to pick up a track back to the start.
Friday, 31 May 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
11 miles / 17.7 km
This is Snowdonia at its most remote, with few people and fewer paths. But the rewards are an incredible Bronze Age monument, superb views over mountain and coast, and an airy stroll on an old mining track between secluded lakes high in the striking, craggy landscape of the Rhinogydd range. (There are one or two places where the going is a bit tricky and stretches where the route is often very marshy.)
Tuesday, 4 June 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
8.5 miles / 13.7 km
The Oldest of the six classic routes up Snowdon, the Snowdon Ranger path zig-zags steeply uphill to start off with but soon levels off. More steep zig-zags above Clogwyn Du’r Arddu bring us up to join the path from Llanberis for the final stage of the ascent to the summit. Return by the same route.
Sunday, 9 June 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
Start time 9:30
12 miles / 19.3 km
A circular walk over farm tracks on to a broad well defined ridge which is followed to the summits of Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy. The return route follows a steep grassy tongue breaking the precipitous east face of the mountain to the cwm containing the mountain lake Creiglyn Dyfi then by the grassy edge of Braich-yr-hwch and finally again over farm tracks and lanes.
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
Start time 10:00
3 miles / 4.8 km
This circular walk goes past the Roman remains at Tomen y Mur, then follows the route of the old Roman road, Sarn Helen, heading back towards Trawsfynydd. There will be an opportunity for refreshments in the lakeside café after the walk.
Thursday, 13 June 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
8 miles / 12.9 km
The town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is overshadowed on the east by the Manod Mountains, Manod Bach and Manod Mawr, with the lake of Llyn y Manod nestling between them. The north top of Manod Mawr has been completely cut away by a huge slate quarry, which is still operational, but the grassy south top, 661 metres high, can still be visited. Today’s walk climbs to this top and explores the countryside nearby.
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
Start time 10:15
5 miles / 8 km
The walk ascends from Cwm Bwchan to Bwlch Gwylim and then turns to head alongside Craig Wion and past Llyn Pryfed. We then cross the Badlands, a series of rocky ridges, with a little bit of easy scrambling, to reach the Roman Steps and descend back to Cwm Bychan.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
7.5 miles / 12.1 km
Farmland, forest and mines galore!
Sunday, 30 June 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
12.5 miles / 20.1 km
A linear walk from Taicynhaeaf to Barmouth along the southern part of the Rhinog ridge. The route heads up on footpaths and lanes, through Cwm Mynach and past manganese mines to climb to the summit of Diffwys (750 metres). We then follow the long ridge all the way back to Barmouth.
Tuesday, 2 July 2019 (Group: Meirionnydd)
Start time 9:20
8.5 miles / 13.7 km
The walk will start with a bus journey from Machynlleth to Glandyfi. We will then follow paths above the Dyfi Valley, including parts of the Coastal Path and Glyndwr's Way, to return to Machynlleth. There are lovely views over the Dyfi to the Tarrens beyond. Total ascent around 2,000 feet.