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When? Started: 1993 Who? Started with staff and friends from U H S, Chester. Organiser: Martyn Harris We walk every Wednesday and Saturdays, New Years day and May Day. How many walk? Walks take place as long as there are at least 2 wanting to walk on that day. More walk on a Wednesday than on a Saturday. Most ever: 29. Numbers walking: 2-12, a mid-week and 3-4 on Saturday. Where do we walk? Saturday: Anywhere in North and Mid-Wales, Peak District, Shropshire and the Long Mynd and as far North as the Trough of Bowland. Thursday: Anywhere within about 40 miles of Chester. Type of walk: Distance: 6 – 14 miles. Climb: up to 4000’ (but usually very much less!). Those involved in 2017:- Martyn Harris, Fran Murphy, Sue and Michel Pelissier, Annie Hammond, Sue and Dave Pearson, Mike Dodd, David and Anne Savage, Celia de Mengle, Wendy and Ian Peers, Roger and Margaret Smith, Tim and Carol Dwyer, Paul Collinson, Phil Marsland, Sylvia and Dave Jenkins, Sheila McNee, Ed Meads, Elaine and John Greenhalgh, Jim McCabe, Mal Pulford., Joyce Russell

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Around Llyn Trawsfynydd 2nd September 2017

One of our first views across Llyn Trawsfynydd from the path on the East side of the lake.
Panorama of Llyn Trawsfynydd from the path on the East side of the lake.
The lake before the path takes us to the A470 just North of the village of Trawsfynydd.
The statue to Hedd Wyn in the centre of the Trawsfynydd village.
The War Memorial at Bryn y Gofeb on the South west side of the village.
The impressive footbridge across the South east corner of Llyn Trawsfynydd,
taken from the site of the War Memorial.
Looking Northwest across the Llyn Trawsfynydd from the middle of the footbridge.
Crossing the Trawsfynydd footbridge.
The view from our lunch spot near T'n Twll.
An even better lunch spot had we known it was there.  
About another mile North of Tyn Twll near the highest point on new cycle path on the West side of the lake.
The view from the New Maentwrog Dam completed it 1992.
The Afon Prysor from the New Dam.
Paert of thedelightful woodland adjacent to the road along the North side of the lake.
The view across the lake from the dam near the site of the power station.
Walk stats: Distance:8.5 mile. Climb: 583'. 
Time: 4 hours 35 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.3 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Ed.
This was almost perfect day for walking weatherwise. Warm and sunny with the occasional gentle breeze helping us not to overheat.
 The views all day were stunning, this lake seems to be surrounded on every side by high mountains that could clearly be seen, mainly topped by blue skies.
 The only downside to this walk was the mile long stretch along the A470, but thankfully there is a wide path that keeps you safe from the fast flowing traffic.
 The village of Trawsfynydd was much larger than we expected, and contains a statue of Hedd Wynn the famous winner of the chair at the National Eisteddfod.
 The village has the main War Memorial on a little hill on the South west side of the village where ther are fine views over Llyn Trwasfynydd. There is also a new wind shelter, appearing like the shape of the Three Legs of Man, enabling you to sit looking at the fine views without feeling the effects of any advese winds.
 Crossing the Trawsfynydd footbridge was a real bonus as it gave you views across the lake that are unique unless you are sitting in a boat.
 Lunch was taken along the West side of the lake, just after passing Capel Adda, now the headquarters for the South Snowdonia Mountain Rescue. We did this as we anticipated that path finding may soon become difficult as the route description warned of boggy areas and trying to find obscure reference points.
 We needn't have worried, since our route description has been written the new Traws Lake cycle path has been completed and the route to the Maentwrog dam was along firm stone/slate chip tracks all the way, where it met a road all the way back to the power station site.
 Birds seen or heard today inclded: Carrion crow, Raven, reatr tit, Common blackbiird, ufted duck, Barn swallow, House martin, Meadow pipit, Stonechat and Common buzzard.
 After walk drinks were enjoyed at the lakeside cafe, although I did call in to the Colomendy Arms  at Cadole on the way home.
 Overall a superb walk, that I am sure will be repeated again in the future.

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