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
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:
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.
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
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 Of these some are out of date, some are not monitored.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.
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.