BSC2023: Llanrhychwyn Chapel and Lake Geirionydd (Sat 10:30)
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This is one of the events organised as part of Big Spring Camp 2023.
An easy-going, scenic day walk from the campsite with a paddle/swim stop for those brave enough.
We'll walk from the campsite up through the forest to get magnificent views of the hills of Snowdonia, visit an 11th Century chapel right out in the fields and meander along the edge of Lake Geirionydd. We will stop here for lunch and for a paddle in the event of warm weather (there are toilets here but no shop). Our way back is a gradual descent through ancient woodlands, stopping in the village of Trefriw at the 'Fairy Falls' for a drink before heading back to camp.
Note: a similar walk, "Nant Uchaf and Llyn Geirionydd Walk" is scheduled for the Sunday.
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What to bring
Lunch and Water: see below
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking; trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
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 no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Folding sit mat: Optional, but can be nice to sit on for lunch.
Food & drink
Bring food and drink for the duration of the walk (we will not be passing any shops). I suggest a few snacks, a packed lunch and at least 1 litre of water. If the weather is cold I like to bring a thermos of tea/coffee too.