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Get the New Year 2018 Madog Walks Group Newsletter

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Our 2018 Newsletter gets you up to date with what's been happening in 2017 and what's new for 2018. Photos from our recent walks, and lots of hints and tips for dog-walkers, too!

Walk - Abergwyngregyn Coastal Circular

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Route: Follows the shore line East of Penrhyn Castle, using the North Wales Coastal Path. Returns further inland along quiet lanes.

Total distance 6 miles, almost entirely flat

Obstacles: Two road crossings

Parking: Car park beside the shore near Spinnies nature reserve, Aber Ogwen

Facilities: More information about Spinnies Nature Reserve from North Wales Wildlife Trust.
Dogs must be on lead in the actual Nature Reserve.



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Our 2018 Calendar has some of our best dog-walk photos from last year's walks...
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Walk - Pistyll Gwyn and the foot of the Rhinogs

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This is a circular 3 mile walk through the forestry to the Pistyll Gwyn waterfall. There are spectacular views over moorland between Trawsfynydd and the Rhinogs. The lower circular route has gentle ascents and descents and is fairly clearly waymarked.

There is an optional 2 mile extra ascent up to the Roman Steps, somewhat steeper.

The walk is mostly on good forestry tracks and paths with a firm stony base. There are no stiles, and the path crosses a small number of wooden footbridges.

The (optional) moderately steep ascent up to the Roman Steps can be boggy in places, and is accessed through a single kissing gate. The lower forestry area is gated off from the surrounding hillsides and moorland, and is this keeps the sheep out. There may be some unfenced sheep on the open hillsides of the upper section.



Parking: The public road leads for about 2 miles across the moorland, and terminates at a car parking area with capacity for about 10 vehicles.

The entrance onto the moorland access ro…

Stroll - Llanbedrog Headland, visiting the "Iron Man"

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This fairly easy 3 mile stroll leads around Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd, the massive granite headland at Llanbedrog, a high point with spectacular views of the Llyn peninsula to the north west, and the Cambrian Coast to the south.
At the halfway point of the route is the Iron Man, a sculpture of a human form, which is said to sing in the wind. Bold laments of long ago battles? A proud Celtic warrior fending off invading Roman governors and power-hungry English kings?  Sometimes also called the Tin Man, this figure was installed in 2002 and is the most recent of a series that have held vigil high over the Llanbedrog skyline. It replaced a 1980 metal sculpture by Simon van de Put and which, in turn, replaced an original wooden figurehead from a ship, which had been placed there by Cardiff businessman Solomon Andrews, but had then been destroyed by vandals.


Route: The route follows a well-defined stony path along the clifftop, circling gradually round to a high rocky platform above Llanbedrog, th…

Walk - Moel Goedog Moorland Circular

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