Excursions 2023

Excursions – 2023 (see also the Newsletter)
Booking is not essential but it is helpful to the organizer to know how many to expect.

Saturday May 27th   2.00pm – Bangor University Scientific Collections

Visit to Bangor University to see the scientific collections in the Brambell Building with Helen Gwerfyl. These include geology, fossils, animal skeletons and a particularly good botanical collection which shows the way the preservation of these crucial specimens have changed over the years.
The Brambell Building is opposite the Asda roundabout, but the meeting will start in Storiel where you can get coffee and cake.
Contact: Ian Jones (ian.jones7@sky.com – 01248 470271)

Saturday June 10th   2.00pm – Cors Bodeilio

A peatland tour with Dr Peter Jones, at the best time of year for orchids and other rare plants.
The official entrance to the Reserve is at NGR SH 506 773. Sharing cars is recommended as there is limited parking at the Reserve.
From Pentraeth, turn left and take the valley-bottom road through the houses for 1.5 miles (just after a sharp bend).
From Talwrn, drive through the village for 1 mile and turn left; continue for 1.5 miles (shortly after another sharp bend).
The Talwrn Group have offered to give us tea in the village hall after our walk.

Contact: Ian Jones (ian.jones7@sky.com – 01248 470271)

Saturdy July 15th   2.00pm – Llanddwyn Island 

Assemble at the car park near the shore. We will walk through the dunes to the Island and see the well and the Church (which has seen some recent archaeological work) and also the Pilot Cottages.
We hope to have a member of GeoMôn to guide us raound the most important geological sites on the island.
On our return we will visit some of the mediaeval and earlier archaeological sites in the forest. 
Contact:  Ian Jones  and Andrew Davidson (andrew.davidson@heneb.co.uk – 01407 720431)

Wednesday July 26th    6.00pm – Holyhead Mountain (Cancelled because of the weather)

Last year we ran out of time on our visit to Holyhead Mountain and failed to visit Capel Llochwyd which is on the cliff top above Gogarth Bay. The views from there are spectacular and it is a pleasant walk.
We won’t search for the well, which is lower down the cliff, but there is a great Bronze Age cairn nearby and, of course, the hillfort above. Both these are optional! We hope for a brilliant sunset and lots of seabirds.
Park up near the cafe.
Contact:   Andrew Davidson  (andrew.davidson@heneb.co.uk – 01407 720431)

Saturday  September 9th 2.00pm – Swtan Museum at Church Bay, and Llanrhyddlad church and chapel

Assemble at the Museum car park (just below the public car park). The visit will cost £4.00 each (please pay on entry). The Museum will be open to the public then, and we will aim to arrive as a ‘party’ and view the introductory video, then disperse around the buildings in smaller groups.
From the museum we will drive up to the Parish Church to see the 9th century ‘celtic’ bell (the Pub, a former Rectory, has a car park) and then drive up to the 20th century Llanrhyddlad village built by Sir William Thomas, with its very beautiful chapel, and the school. We might see the ‘pillow mound’ at Rhydwyn.

Contact:    Frances Llewellyn  (flynchllewellyn@gmail.com – 01248 364865)