Conwy Valley Ramblers

protecting footpaths, promoting walking

News and other information

News, footpath closure, campaign updates, tips from other members...

 

Thank you to everyone who responded  to the Welsh Government’s consultation on how we use the outdoors. The closing date for responses was 30th September.

The Welsh Government announced their proposals for outdoor access in Taking Forward Wales’ Sustainable Management of Natural Resources. We are now waiting to find out what proposals they take forward 

 

Free bus travel is available at weekends on TrawsCymru buses.

 

 2018 General Council for Ramblers UK in Bangor

North Wales are hosting the 2018 General council in Bangor on the weekend of April 7th and 8th 2018 . We will need volunteers to help. Please contact Joanna Slattery This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Max Grant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to meet Ramblers from across the UK and help out with this event.

 

The Motiv8 Team  www.motiv8northwestwales.org held a sponsored walk '#Awalkinmyshoes' raising money for NHS Awyr Las / Blue Sky Charity to promote mental health and walking on Saturday 1st July 2017 for details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

Local short health walks/ Lets walk Cymru

If you or someone you know has been ill or injured or needs to build up their fitness these walks( usually one or one and a half hour a week) maybe just what you need.

https://www.letswalkcymru.org.uk/  For health walks in:- Rhos on Sea; Llandudno; Llanwrst; Colwyn Bay; Abergele( more may be added- check the link)

Look out for the shorter and D/E easier grade Ramblers walks as well.

 

Compasses and magnets

The following link has been brought to our attention and it will be of interest to walkers and leaders:

Reverse Polarity in Compasses | Glenmore Lodge

 

Maps:

A free resource and one which is easily printed off etc.

 Log into the search engine Bing and then go to Bing maps or just google Bing maps, which automatically displays a standard road map for an area.

 A drop down menu changes the display to an Ordnance survey map which can then be printed off or saved.

ALSO useful

https://www.aqua3.com/easy-read-maps.asp

 Thanks to Chris for those.

 

Bws Arfordir Llŷn Coastal Bus .

This bus service can help you walk the Llŷn Coastal Path. It is not suitable for group walks but fine for small groups of friends  etc. So if you are planning any walking in that area it could be really useful and you will help keep it going. It runs from Easter to the end of October, can be booked & will pick up from coast path. Follow the link: www.oddrwsiddrws.org

 

Web walks.

A number of walks spring up at short notice. There is no way these could be put into the programme so we have made them Web walks.

There is an obvious problem with web walks, not everyone has internet access. We have approximately 50% of our members e-mail addresses provided by head office. Of these some are out of date, some are not monitored. We set up a dedicated C.V.e-mail address to try to use these. An initial mailing gave limited results, there were two replies and many returned due to spam filters.

This does not appear to be a viable option to use in the future-Ideas please.

Meanwhile please keep checking our website or the national walkfinder for new walks.

 

Training opportunities.

North Wales Area Ramblers and Conwy Valley group have run First Aid training sessions and also Navigation training. Please contact Kevin Slattery (01492874563 ) if you are interested in further training.

 Discovering Old Welsh Houses Group,

North Wales Ramblers have been contacted by the Discovering Old Welsh Houses Group, with an invitation to some meetings in the Eastern part of the Area but also an offer to share information. For more information go to their bilingual website: www.discoveringoldwelshhouses.co.uk  .

Wednesday, October 18, 2017