Ogwen Mountaineering Festival

Comrades walk

Comrades walk

As part of this year's Gwyl Mynydda OGWEN Mountaineering Festival we have organised a Comrades Walk on the 27th April from 10am to 2pm. This is an opportunity for all present or former adult members of the Armed Forces, regular or reserves, male or female, to have a day out with like minded people. The walk will be at a relaxed pace with plenty of opportunity to chat along the way. The walk itself will not be too challenging and will take place in and around the area of Bethesda with the emphasis on spending some time outdoors in the company of others.

The start and finish location is Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, a community venue in Bethesda, Gwynedd, LL57 3AN.

Free tea and coffee / biscuits will be available for all participants when we return to the venue.

This is not a money raising activity and is not part of any charity objective.

The walk will form part of the festival’s 2019 activities and the hope is for it to become a regular event where people can also gain support or information if they feel the need. The walk is organised by Stephen Jones, a former Royal Marine and it is something he hopes can help connect military personnel across North Wales.
There will be volunteers to assist if required and the emphasis will be on having a welcoming and friendly day out and NOT getting thrashed up and down hills! The terrain will mostly be footpaths, cycle tracks but some areas may be muddy etc. You will need warm and waterproof clothing as well as some food/drink for the journey.

Let us know if you have any additional requirements or if you would like to borrow any clothing or equipment such as waterproofs or rucksacks etc.
If transport is an issue then please contact us and we will try and help as best we can.There are regular buses into Bethesda from nearby Bangor and plenty of accommodation options.
We recognise the importance of friends and family but unfortunately this initial event is not open to civilian friends and families but we DO have plans for events in the future where they certainly will be welcome!
We also understand the value of pets and animals but again for this initial event we would be grateful if they did not attend.
The event is organised by Steve Jones - 07877902624.
Please register via Eventbrite so we have an idea of how many are attending but you can also turn up on the day if you like -

We look forward to seeing you at Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, LL57 3AN on 27/4/19 at 10am!