The Bala Challenge Charity Walk in Bala & Penllyn

The Bala Challenge Charity Walk

Bala town

Walking Event, Sat 11 May 2019

Details:  Venue Start: Penllyn Leisure Centre, Bala

A charity walk around Lake Bala, through forests, over moorland with wonderful views and opportunity to see wildlife.

You can raise money for your own charity, good cause, or club, or just enjoy the walk.  For approved charities or good causes with a minimum entry of 10 walkers, a donation will be made to the charity returning a significant part of the entry fee.  Please apply before the event.  Runners may participate but start later, the event is not a race.

The choice is yours: Guided Walk with a local expert who will provide information on wildlife and local history.  The circular walk will be at a leisurely pace and will take around 2 hours, just wear good shoes.

The Bala Challenge is a strenuous circular walk for able walkers around Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), including part of the Aran Ridge, starting and finishing at the Penllyn Leisure Centre, in Bala.  The walk is 20 miles (32 km) long with a total ascent of 4.100ft (1.250m) and is expected to be completed in around 8-10 hours.  Make sure you have the right all weather gear and stout walking shoes.

The Bala Lake Circuit is a circular walk around Bala Lake starting and finishing at the Penllyn Leisure Centre, in Bala.  The walk is 14 miles (23 km) long with a total ascent of 2,700ft (800m) and is expected to be completed in around 7-8 hours.  Once again make sure you have the right all weather gear and stout walking shoes.

Bala Lake Walk is suitable for family groups, along the sour-east side of Bala Lake starting at the Penllyn Leisure Centre in Bala and finishing in Llanuwchllyn.  The walk is 8 miles (13km) long with a total ascent of 1.700ft (510m) and is expected to be completed in around 3-4 hours.  Return to the start may be by steam railway or provided by the organisers.

The annual event is organised by the Bala & Penllyn Rotary Club

www.balachallenge.org.uk

Get Ready for Big Garden Bird Watch – 20 Jan 201

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Birdwatching – Sun 20 Jan 2019, £2-£5

Details: Join us at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy on Sunday 20 January from 11am-2pm.  Knowing what’s going on in gardens across the UK is very important to us as it helps us see what’s doing well and what really needs our help, so to get everyone ready for the big weekend, come along to swot up on your bird ID skills.  We’ll head down to our busiest bird hide where we’ll help you identify all our little feathered friends on our feeders ahead of the big day.  We’ll also be making feeders and bird food that you can take home with you and pop in the garden ready for the big count.  Look out for our fantastic deals in-store on Big Garden Bird Watch starter kits too…..never a better time to start feeding our little feathered friends.

Booking essential – Call 01691 870278

www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/lake-vyrnwy/

Events at this Venue:

Wed 27 Feb            Wild Wednesdays – Minibeasts bees & butterflies

Sat 2 Mar                 Wild Wednesdays – Minibeasts, bee & butterflies