Snowdonia Regional Ramble 2nd May

25/03/2016

Join Terry Taylor on this May Day ramble in Snowdonia:

Ogwen Visitor Centre to
Ogwen Bank Falls, Bethesda.

To join the ramble contact Terry on thatterrytaylor@yahoo.co.uk

Details: A ‘there-and-back’ ramble,(mostly on a tarmac surface) of some length, but little ‘technical’ difficulty, from the very dramatic Ogwen Bank Falls, (especially after heavy rain!) to the impressive mountain scenery in the ‘typically U- shaped’ glaciated valley of the Nant Ffrancon. A ‘jewel’ of North Wales! A very good start-of- season-Ramble and quite ‘suitable’ for beginners. (on a class 3 scooter, of course!)

NB – This ramble is also included in the ‘National Rambles Programme’ for September.

If you can’t make it then, here is another opportunity!

Distance: 8 miles. Difficulty: Cat 2. (‘Probably NOT suitable for the smaller class 1 scooters,due to in-sufficient battery power (steep hill!), (despite the low level of technicality!)

Date: Monday 2nd May 2016

Meeting at 9.30 am (please be prompt.! See below!) for a 10.00am start.

Start point:Ogwen Cottage Car Park. Post code: LL57 3LZ

A Tramper off-road scooter might be available for a new member to borrow – first come so ask now!

To join the ramble Contact Terry on thatterrytaylor@yahoo.co.uk

How to get there?

From the North-West – Lancs, Cheshire, and North Wales Coast: Follow the A55 Coast Road west to junction 11 (sp Bethesda A5).  Stay on this road and go through Bethesda. Ogwen Visitor Centre is the next major building, on your R, at about 2-3 miles distance.

From Midlands, and all points south: Follow the A5 north, into Wales, via Llangollen, Betws y Coed,and Capel Curig.  Ogwen Visitor Centre is on the L. at approx 10 miles distance, at the far end of Llyn Ogwen (Lake)

From Mid-Wales: follow A470 to Betws y Coed, then A5 to Ogwen, as for Midlands (above)

***Car parking: please park at the far R. Bay of car park, on entry, as we will impede ‘other users’ less there, with our ‘varied’ vehicles. Please be prompt, as many Outdoor Centres regularly use this car park as an access point to their Mountain Activities in this area. Usual facilities on site, but recommend you bring your Disabled Key.

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