Plas Tan y Bwlch

Public Courses, Plas Tan y Bwlch

Plas Tan y Bwlch

New Year Walking

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Course Number: L0101

Date: 10 January to 14 January 2020

Price: £424-£464

Course Leader/s:

Twm Elias


Here is an opportunity to stretch the legs and enjoy fresh mountain air. At the same time, appreciate the rich heritage of the National Park, its wildlife, history and folklore in the glimmer of lengthening New Year days.

The walks will visit a range of the National Park’s most interesting and scenic mountains often away from the honey pot areas.

The programme is flexible in order to select the best walk for the prevailing weather conditions and take account or the interests of the group.  Each day we shall cover about 5-8 miles dependant on ground conditions allowing time enough to look at features of interest, e.g. archaeological sites, wildlife etc.  The grades of each days walk will vary slightly according to circumstances.

The course is aimed at those who have confidence in their ability to undertake walks in the mountains/hills often off the main paths and on uneven ground.

Each day we leave Plas at 09.15am and return between 16.30 -17.15pm.  On our return there will be a warm welcoming house, good food and a chance to reflect on the day’s walk over a relaxing drink.

Outline Programme

17.00  Arrival and registration
18.30  Dinner
19.30  Talk: ‘Cwm Dulun’

08.15  Breakfast
09.15  Cymoedd Dulun and Silyn on the Nantlle ridge.
19.30  Talk: ‘Plas Tan y Bwlch’s story’

08.15  Breakfast
09.15  Mountains and slate – a venture to the Moelwynion.
19.30  Talk: ‘Winter birds’

08.15  Breakfast
09.15  A walk on the wild side – the northern Rhinogydd
19.30  Talk: ‘What’s in a name?’

08.15  Breakfast
09.15  Local walk (optional)
13.00-14.00 Return to Plas depending on the course members travel arrangements. Cup of tea and end of course

Please remember to bring waterproof /warm clothing, walking boots, rucksack, gloves and a flask for hot drinks.  Routes may be changed in accordance with the weather and other conditions. For further information please contact the course leader or Plas Staff at the centre.

Course taught through the medium of English