4th August -- Betws-y-Coed, N Wales
The 2019 Eisteddford was taking place at Llanwrst so the coach took the long way round joining the A5 at Bangor and dropping off the A walkers at Capel Curig.

From Capel Curig the A walk headed over to Llyn Crafnant then across to Lynn Geirionydd, through the Cors Bodgynydd nature reserve and Llyn Bodgynydd. Next through the forest to Tynllwyn viewpoint and on to Swallow Falls, then back along Afon Llugwy into Betws y Coed.
First view of Llyn Crafnant Gathering at viewpoint..
..for cake!
Looking back from the N end of Llyn Crafnant Wet climb
through the woods to Llyn Geirionydd, where there were
proper picnic tables Ginger steer..
.. gingerly passed. Llyn Bodgynydd
Swallow Falls
Heron in Betws-y-Coed

The B walk started with a sharp climb to the SW for great views across Betws y Coed region, going onto to the attractive reservoir Llyn Elsi. From here through mainly forested and deforested country to join the Roman road Sarn Helen leaving this at the abandoned village Rhwddolion then descending to Ty-hyll (Ugly House!). From here we returned to Betws-y-Coed alongside the lushly wooded Afon Llgwy passing Swallow Falls on the way.
Swallow Falls

The C walk started at Betws y Coed and headed almost due north for about a mile climbing steadily up hill past a small picturesque water fall to Llyn y Parc. From there we meandered westwards through forest, fields and past old lead and zinc mine workings before beginning the descent to Miners Bridge and back to Betws y Coed along the river bank.

Photos by Phil Cunningham, John Hodgson, Liz Hodgson and Cathy Hughes