MENTER FACHWEN WALK AND DISCOVER PROJECT NEWSLETTER MAY 2018
WEDNESDAY 9 MAY 10.00am
CAERNARFON AIRPORT TO FORT BELAN (4 miles)
START: CAERNARFON AIRPORT CAR PARK
RELATIVELY EASY. WALKINGSHOES.
WEDNESDAY 16 MAY 10.00am
LLANWNDA: LOST ROMAN FORT AND ARCHAEOLOGY (5 miles)
WITH MARTIN DAVIES, ARDAL.
START: DINAS RAILWAY STATION CAR PARK
MODERATE AND RELATIVELY FLAT. STILES AND KISSING GATE. WALKING SHOES NEEDED. DOGS ON LEADS PLEASE. WE WILL BE CROSSING BUSY ROADS SO BE CAREFUL!!!!
FRIDAY 18 MAY 1.30pm
LLANDEGAI TO COCHWILLAN: LOST FORTS AND TRAMWAYS (3½ miles)
START: LLANDEGAI TALGAI HALL
MODERATE: WALKING SHOES.
FRIDAY 25 MAY 1.30pm
LLANBERIS: COED CYRNOL, TY DU AND THE AERIAL ROPEWAY (2 miles)
START: MENTER FACHWEN, LLANBERIS
MODERATE. WALKING SHOES
NORDIC WALKING WITH CAROLINE MONCRIEFF
This month, Caroline will be taking us on a walk around Afonwen. I will send you a map closer to the time.
THURSDAY 17 MAY 10.00am
AFONWEN / HAFAN Y MOR
START: AFONWEN ROUNDABOUT
£5. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. POLES SUPPLIED.
MONDAY EVENING 14 MAY 7-8pm
‘COF A CHADW’ SERIES: HIRAEL, PORT PENRHYN AND MAESGEIRCHEN
AT Y POBTY, LON POBDY, BANGOR
IN CONJUNCTION WITH MENTER IAITH BANGOR.
IN WELSH BUT SUITABLE FOR ADVANCED WELSH LEARNERS
I.T. SESSIONS AT MENTER FACHWEN, LLANBERIS
Got a problem with your Laptop, Mobile Phone, i-Pad or Tablet? Call in to see Medwyn in Menter Fachwen on Llanberis High Street between 10am and noon on the following Tuesdays:
BOOKS AND THE NEW LIBRARY
‘SNOWDONIA SLATE TRAIL BOOK’ BY ALED JONES
The book will be available in our shop in Llanberis from Saturday 5 May.
Cost £12.99. £5 from each sale will be going towards upkeep of the paths.
‘WITHIN OLD CAERNARFON’S TOWN WALLS’ BY KARL BANHOLZER
This book is a treasure of histories of the old buildings with Caernarfon’s town walls with excellent illustrations and recreations of lost buildings by the author.
Cost: £3.95 now available at our shop in Llanberis.
LIBRARY AND ‘WALK AND DISCOVER EXHIBITIONS’
We have collected and kindly been given so many local history and local interest books that we are in the process of establishing a new Library at our shop in Llanberis to open before the end of the month. There will be loads of Welsh and English books, most of which will be available to lend (for a small donation to Menter Fachwen). You will be welcome to come and use the library for research or just chill out. It will be open between 9.30am and noon and 12.30-3.00pm weekdays. Free Wi-Fi available.
We will also be exhibiting the work of Menter Fachwen’s Walk and Discover Project starting with the hilarious ‘Lost Football Grounds’ exhibition. Incidentally we are now starting work on a new exhibition of ‘Lost Pubs’ and will be exhibiting the work in the new library as it develops.
I will let you know the transmission date of the TV programme we recorded in Llanddeiniolen recently as soon as I have it. There will be subtitles….but hopefully not by Martin!!!!
Thank you all for your continued support.
Gareth (MENTER FACHWEN WALK AND DISCOVER PROJECT)