Sat 22nd Jul - Sun 23rd Jul, 2000

Ty Powdyr & Snowdonia Walk

Iain McCallum

Members present: Ken Beetham*, Margaret Baldock*, John Castick*, Virginia Castick, Joanne Castick, Sabina Cosulich, Andy Croughton*, Dave Dillon*, John Evans*, Joe Flynn*, Dave Garland, Mark Garrod, Michelle Harvie, Sheena Hendrie, Duncan Lee, Iain McCallum*, Cohn Maddison, Lester Payne*, Derek Seddon*, Dave Summerfield*, Brian Taylor*, Dave whittingham. (22)

Guests: Fay Castick, Nigel Figgins, Paul Hough, Pam McCallum, Jackie and Shane Storbeck, Roisin Maddison. (7)

* Walkers on the Beddgelert - Cnicht round.


Saturday dawned bright and sunny. Dave transported seven walkers in his people carrier from Ty Powdwr to Beddgelert for the start of the walk. On the car park we were joined by Derek, Joe, Lester and Dave Summerfield. A little later than planned, we set off through the village and afler crossing the Afon Glaslyn by the bridge we followed the track along the river towards Llyn Dinas. On our way we met a Sean Kelly walking his dog. He was in good spirits having retired from teaching on the Friday. On reaching Llyn Dinas we halted for a break before heading up through the woodland and the rhododendrons towards Nantmor and Llwhyrhwch. From here we followed the track up the shoulder of Clogwyn Gottal towards the main ridge and Lyn yr Adar. On our way we stopped for lunch in a ruined building above Llyn Llagi. The Moel Hebog and the south side of Snowdon seemed very close from this vantage point. After the steep climb up to the ridge a paddle in Llyn yr Adar proved irresistible for Margaret and others in the party including Dave Summerfields's dog. On the ridge we met Ken returning from Cnicht, practising golf swings with his stick!. The views from the summit were spectacular, all the tops were clear and one could just about make out the sandhills of Morfa Harlech. From the top we descended the ridge towards Croesor before swinging west to Nantmor. The shade provided by the trees along the road over Bwlch-llechog helped to keep us cool as we made our way to the Aberglaslyn pass. Here the party split up, some choosing to cool down in the river before returning to Beddgelert while others hurried on back to the village for a welcome pint or two in the pub.

On Saturday evening 22 members and guests sat down to supper - melon, hotpot, apple strudel and custard followed by cheese and biscuits. Many thanks to Pam who cooked the food and to all those who assisted us with the meal.

Climbing - Over the weekend members and guests climbed a wide variety of routes on the local crags. These included climbs on Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, Cyrn Las, Dinas y Cromlech, Clogwyn y Grochan and in the slate quarries.

Walking - On Sunday Derek and Lester traversed the Moel Eilio ridge.

A most enjoyable weekend. Many thanks for your support.

Meet Promo:

A Climbing & Walking Meet.


Saturday 22nd July - Cnicht Walk

The walk starts and finishes at Beddgelert - Distance 10/12 miles

Route: Beddgelert - Llyn Dinas - Hafod Owen - Llyn yr Adar - Cnicht(690m) - Aberglaslyn - Beddgelert.

Meet at 9.45am. for a 10am. start in the car park in Beddgelert (GR589480- near the Royal Goat Hotel - off -A498). Some help with transport between the Hut and Beddgelert may be needed.

Evening - A hotpot supper will be provided at 7pm - The cost for the hotpot (including melon, apple strudel and cheese and biscuits) will be £3.50. A "Veggie alternative" will be available. Please bring your own drinks.

In view of the catering arrangements I really need to know the numbers beforehand. If you intend coming on this meet, please advise me whether you require a "Hotpot supper" or a "Veggie supper". Bookings for the hotpot via telphone to me - LAST ORDERS BY 10pm. THURSDAY 20th. JULY.


Sunday 23rd July - Climbing and walking.

Best maps OS Outdoor Leisure 16 & 17.

Iain McCallum

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