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North Wales: Winter Social Event Walk

2nd February 2017

On Thursday 2nd February the group undertook their first 2017 venture – a walk up part of the Afon Cegin river valley in Port Penrhyn, at Llandygai on the outskirts of Bangor. Despite dire forecasts from the Met. Office the day started windy but not too much of the rain predicted. Ably conducted by Chris and Janet Dibble (the joint organisers) the 22 participants and two dogs (from as far as Lancashire, Cheshire, and Anglesey) started the walk at 10.30 am from the Port harbour office. Winding up the beautiful valley the path took us through forested glades bordered by the River Cegin. The path followed the tracks of the old narrow gauge railway system built to convey slates from Bethesda quarries to Port Penrhyn.

At the halfway point on the walk the group stopped for refreshments at one of the bridges spanning the river. We retraced our track back to the Port Penrhyn harbour office.

The group was then given a comprehensive talk and site tour by Dickies boatyard manager on the facilities available at the Port and boatyard.

The tour ended at 13.30 and the group went for a light lunch at The Boatyard pub overlooking the Menai Strait. All enjoyed the day and hope to continue with the walks over the non-sailing lay-up period.


2nd February 2017
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