FOOTPATH CLOSURE – AUGUST 2014 - JANUARY 2015
CCBC has made an Order the effect of which is to prohibit any pedestrian to proceed in the full length of FP 38
Trefriw - commencing at the north western side of Llyn Geirionydd and to the east of the property
Glangeirionydd. The path proceeds along the perimeter of the lake in a south westerly direction for its full length
and terminates at the junction with FP 46 to the east of Talyllyn. The alternative route is along the track on the
opposite side of the lake
Order came into effect on 20th August. FP closed until the works (tree felling) have been completed subject to a
maximum period of 6 months
Conwy Valley Ramblers Chairman’s Report July – December 2014
What a wonderfully warm and sunny summer and autumn we’ve had this year, providing us Ramblers with some ideal walking weather! As with last year,over 40 walks on the North Wales Ramblers Summer/Autumn Programme were led by Conwy walks leaders (including Doreen White,leading a total of 16 walks since June,Peter Rutter,leading 12 of his popular “Friday strolls”,and Margaret Norwood,leading walks which included 23 blind walkers and 4 guide dogs,as well as Ramblers) – many thanks are due to all leaders for giving up their time in preparing and organising these walks for our benefit. An average of 17 walkers participated in these walks,proving how popular they continue to be.
In August,a coach took 32 Ramblers from both Conwy and the Vale of Clwyd to a choice of three walks in the Glaslyn area,near Porthmadog. The 12,8 and 4-mile walks were put on to cater for all abilities,although on the day none of the 32 Ramblers opted for the short walk! Many thanks to Joanna for organising this event,which was blessed with good weather.
For next year,Andy and Jean Wilson are organising walking in the Keighley area of Yorkshire in April. The full information is all on our website,or Andy and Jean will be happy to help (01492 876860)
More footpath clearance work has been done by the Conwy Ramblers team over the summer,this time in the areas of Betws - y - Coed and Trefriw/Llanrwst . Thankyou to those members,8 in total,completing over 35 work-hours,who assisted in the work, which helps maintain walkable paths for us all.
Thanks are also due to Conwy Council Highways and Footpaths Service and the Snowdonia National Park Authority,not only for liaising with us in this work,but also for responding to members’ reports on stiles etc. in need of repair. Recently, Conwy Council,after a spending freeze, have been able to effect repairs,albeit with a back-drop of reductions in staff numbers and assimilation into a larger department where,reportedly,footpath maintenance will be given a lower priority than other work in the local environment.Thanks also to members who report such problems in the first place,providing a grid reference and a photo of the problem. The total number of repairs completed by CBCC and SNPA this summer as a result of CVR liaison is 5 stiles,1 kissing-gate and 1 signpost.
In the Llandudno area,we continue to participate in the monthly footpath monitoring walks,organised by the Town Council. If members in other areas know of similar walks organised by their local councils,let us know and we will publicise them.
To conclude this report,many thanks as always go to the Committee for taking the time and trouble to organise things in the first place. Also,many thanks are due to the membership of the Conwy Valley Ramblers,who unfailingly support our walks and events with understanding and a sense of fun,which is what it’s all about.
With best wishes for enjoying more walking in 2015,