Monday, 24 February 2014

Two activities for the price of one.

The Trefriw Walking Festival is fast approaching, and one of the more unusual activities taking place on the 18th of May is a walk from Trefriw to Llyn Geirionydd, followed by a swim in the lake. The session is being run by Gabby Dickenson and Dan Graham from Gone Swimming, a company that provides tuition in "Wild Swimming" safely in some of North Wales' many beautiful lakes and rivers. If you would like to book, please contact Gabby or Dan at

Wild Swimming Taster Walk

The walk will leave from Trefriw, and climb up towards Llyn Geirionydd. The steep climb through the forest should have us working up a good sweat – and make us look forward to a lovely refreshing dip in the lake.
Upon reaching the lake, you can change (discreetly, using the Robie Robes
provided) into your swimwear (or wetsuit, provided), and load up your waterproof bag (also provided). You will then slip into the calm waters of the lake and swim as much or as little as you like. The swim is part of the journey and at journeys end you will be met with the Gone Swimming traditional hot drinks and post-swim cakes.
You must be able to swim confidently but speed and distance is variable. Please bring warm clothes including hat and gloves. Flip-flops/Crocs are useful for managing stony ground.
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Distance: 2km / 1.5mile walk, swimming distance optional (less than 1km / 1mile)
Morning session: Meet at 8.45am, for a 9.00am start, Village Hall, Trefriw
Afternoon session: Meet at 12.45pm for a 1.00pm start, Village Hall, Trefriw
Transport is provided back to the Trefriw Village Hall from Llyn Geirionydd.
Bookings: Gabby Dickenson 07547 652 821 / Dan Graham 07941 038 56

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