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Eryri Walking Club


This month we have organised a walk around Penrhyn Castle.

We will meet at the Society Resource Centre in Bangor at 10:30.

The Society will arrange transport to the start of our walk which will be by the road junction where the old A5 road leaves the new A5 about three quarters of a mile south east of the “One Stop” roundabout towards Bethesda. 

We will start our walk at 11:00 hours and walk north along the old A5 passing under the new express way adjacent to the river Ogwen to skirt around Talybont before walking through Llandegai village to enter Penrhyn Castle grounds.

We can eat our butties at the picnic tables in front of the Castle and the Visitor Centre will be open should anyone require hot drinks.

After lunch we will do a short walk around the Castle before leaving the estate at Port Penrhyn and walking back via Beach Road to the Society Resource Centre.

The whole walk will be just over 5 miles and we should arrive back at the Resource Centre before 15:00 hours.

The trails are quite good but there will be some muddy sections which could be a little bit slippery, given the recent rainfall, so strong walking shoes or boots are essential and warm, waterproof clothing is also advised.

Don’t forget your packed lunch and drinks.

We will postpone the trip in the event of bad weather - if we need to cancel the walk because of the weather forecast  we will let you know by 5.pm the evening before the walk -   if we need to cancel for any other exceptional reason  we will let you know by email and text as soon as possible  on the day of the walk.

Responding to this email could you include a mobile number where we can send text messages please.

It is important that if you intend joining us then you let Bethan know as soon as possible so we can organise the appropriate coach. 

1.     Will you be joining us on the walk?
2.     Is there anyone coming with you?
3.     Do you need a sighted guide volunteer?
4.     Mobile phone number.
5.     Where will you be meeting the group?

We are now planning a programme for 2024 so if you have any ideas about new routes or perhaps a personal favourite walk then please let us know.  We are more than happy to join a couple of volunteers to explore any possible route suggestions.