Waterfalls and Llyns from Trefriw

Red

17 July 2022

No dogs

Covid-19

Do not walk if you are feeling unwell. Carry your own hand sanitiser. In case of an emergency ensure you have with you a face mask and first aid pack.
Inevitably, the route will go through gates and over stiles that other people will have touched. It may have narrow sections that mean you will be passing close to other people.

This is a picturesque walk over varied terrain visiting waterfalls, two secluded lakes and the 6th century church at Llanrhychwyn.

Our first highlight is the Fairy Falls waterfall in Trefriw. Walking out of the village up the beautiful Crafnant valley through varied woodland we reach the northern end of LLyn Geirionydd. A rough track takes us over a rise to Llyn Crafnant which we circle on a good track. We then ascend steeply through woods bringing us over to the southern end of Llyn Geirionydd.

Arenig Fawr scene
Arenig Fawr view

A long ascent over farmland leads to the ancient church at Llanrhychwyn, from where we head back taking a route towards the river Conwy, this involves a very steep short descent through woods, which is likely to be slippery. We now walk along the contour passing our last highlight, Rhaeadr y Parc Mawr (The Grey Mare’s waterfall) before heading down the lane to join the B5106.

Heading initially towards Llanrwst before turning across fields, a 2-kilometre stroll brings us back to the car park.

Here is the route map

Meeting Time:
09:20
Meeting Place:
At walk start point
Walk Starts:
09:30
Walk Finishes:
16:00
Distance:
17.5km
Duration (incl stops):
6:30
Ascent:
701m
Highest Point:
305m
Terrain:
Mostly good paths, some steep rough descent through woods. Some road work.
Map/Area:
OL17 Snowdon
Starting Point:
Car park on Gower Road, Trefriw LL27 0RZ GR SH782630
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Safety

Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.