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Calling All Keen Tarvin Walkers and Ramblers – Trefonen Hillwalk Weekend

21st May 2018 @ 6:06am – by Andy Heaton
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An event which may be of interest to local walking groups, is a 16 mile walk that is taking place from Trefonen, on Saturday 26th May.

The walk is in a very scenic area and takes in Gyrn Moelfre which is the actual hill used in the Hugh Grant film, "The Englishman who went up a hill and came down a mountain".

For hill-baggers, Gyrn Moelfre is categorised as a 'Marilyn' -- Marilyns are hills of any height with a drop of 150 metres (nearly 500 feet) or more on all sides, so it is a hill which is relatively high compared to its surroundings. The Marilyns are so called, by the list's compiler Alan Dawson, after the more famous mountain list, the Munros. (Munros are mountains is Scotland with a height of over 3000 feet or 914 metres)

On the edge of the Berwyn Mountains, Gyrn Moelfre is a little over 500m in height, so not overly challenging. Standard walking gear is all that is required. Bring a camera though, there are really great views, especially looking over towards Snowdonia.

Please note, there is ample car-parking at the Village Hall and on nearby roads, there's also parking available next to the village green (opposite the church).

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