Monday, 18 May 2015

Trefriw Walking Festival a Huge Success

The town of Trefriw in the Conwy Valley held its annual Walking Festival last weekend. Peter donated his time and the use of some of our GPS units to run an Introduction to Geocaching Course around the nearby lakes. If you don't know, geocaching is a high tech treasure hunting game, that uses GPS technology to find hidden caches, some of which contain "treasure".

Thanks to all who made the effort to come out for the event.
The festival organisers created a circular route using some caches that already exist in the area, along with some temporary ones they had hidden to fill in the gaps. If you would like to have a go yourself, you can find details of the permanent caches that were visited at

It's all in the Mine'd - Hafod Arthen.
Woggle Walk - Rocky Corner
Woggle Walk - Stream Crossing

Llyn Crafnant looked stunning in the spring sunshine.
One of the younger geocachers.

Many caches contain small trinkets or toys. Finders are invited to sign their names in the cache's log book and take an item of their choosing, provided that they replace it with something of equal value in return.
Other caches are extremely small, sometimes with just enough room inside for a log book and pencil. The challenge is in finding them, especially when they are as well hidden as this one disguised as a piece of rotten wood.
The surrounding woods had a positively primeval atmosphere, full as they were with fantastically gnarled old trees and a lush undergrowth growth of ferns, mosses and lichens.
The clover-like leaves and white flowers of Wood Sorrel, growing in the woods. 
A well earned break at a local cafe.

Plas y Brenin mountain centre were kind enough to supply their minibus.

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