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Clwb Cerdded Eryri walk, Ty’n-y-Maes to Tregarth, Bethesda

History and scenery on walk from Ty’n-y-Maes to Tregarth

Nineteen of us joined our latest walk which was from Ty'n-y-Maes to Tregarth, near Bethesda, Dyffryn Ogwen.

Led by Mark Roberts and Kevin Phillips, we started from Ty'n-y-Maes, two miles up the A5 from Bethesda towards Llyn Ogwen.

We walked along the old Nant Ffrancon road before joining Lôn Las Ogwen.

The company was interesting; the weather pleasant and scenery magnificent.

We marveled at the rivers, fields and bracken. There were also quite a few industrial remains to be seen including the Twnnel Tywyll and mounds of slate waste.

After stopping for lunch at Zip World, we walked along Lôn Las Ogwen towards Tregarth.

We stopped again next to the ruins of Ysbyty Chwarel y Penrhyn, known locally as Ysbyty Brynllwyd which provided emergency treatment to quarry workers injured at work and also treated injured visitors to Eryri.

It was here in 1847 that the first successful operation was carried out under anesthetic in north-west Wales - the amputation of a leg from the middle of the thigh.

We crossed over a bridge spanning Afon Ogwen at the end of the approximately five mile-long walk and came to the end of this enjoyable journey in Tregarth to be picked up by Dilwyn’s bus.

The next walk will be held again on the third Wednesday of the month which will be Wednesday, July 17.

Details of where the walk will be held will be shared with you soon.

  • A group of walkers at Ty'n y Maes with guide dogs