BSC2019: To Betws-y-Coed and Back - moderate day walk (Sunday 10:00)
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A moderate day walk from the campsite and a Big Spring Camp classic!
A great day walk starting from camp and heading through the Gwydyr Forest to the reservoir at Llyn-y-Parc before descending into Betws-y-Coed via the lower stages of Swallow Falls. The town is great for a quick shop, a pint or a cream tea at the train station. We then begin our return via the viewpoint at Nany Uchaf which will require a short and steady bit of a climb but it will be well worth the views of the Conwy Valley. We descend back to the campsite via the awesome Grey Mares Tail waterfall for some photos before arriving back.
What to bring
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots, sturdy trainers or wellies
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch and water for the day, albeit there will be refreshment opportunities in Betws-y-Coed too.