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Every stone has a tale to tell.

 

Walks and talks around Snowdonia finding the stories the stones have to tell.  This is geology at its most fun!!  

Hi there, my name is Heather Ibbetson and I am an archaeologist. I have been in Earth Sciences for over 23 years and have loved every minute of it, and now I would like to share my experiences with YOU. The stories of the stories have been 500 million years in the making!  And that's just for starters!!

If you are looking for my walks in West Yorkshire please see my Facebook page Stones Tale - WY.  Thank you. 

 

Snowdonia Walks

The Stones of Fire and Ice

This walk discovers the stories of the stones of fire and ice that lie on the  beaches at Criccieth.  Exploring both beaches we hear the stories of the stones, many of which have come from a long way away.  

This walk is on a Sunday morning (10.30-1.00) and lasts for 2.5 hours. Suitable for children 6+.  Dogs welcome but are not allowed on West Beach during the summer. 

Dinas Emrys

This landscape archaeology walk explores the landscapes of Dinas Emrys.  A walk which takes us back from the present to a time of 2,000 years ago, all in the space of 2.5 miles!  Discover Merlin's pool, the legend of the dragons and a King's attempt to build a castle on a volcanic outcrop.

Walk lasts for 2.5-3 hours, suitable for children 6+,  dogs welcome on leads, there are several big stiles to negotiate with the bottom of the stile fenced off, so if you have a big dog, be prepared to heft it over the stile!! 

Trefan Woods: A Celtic Rainforest

This is a walk through a rainforest close to Criccieth, looking at the geology under our feet and the archaeology in the woods. These woods are in the region of 600 years old and they can tell you a story or two.  This is a lovely walk alongside an ancient river.

This walk is on a Wednesday 10.30-1.00 and is suitable for all ages.  Dogs very welcome especially if they like swimming!

The Mariners Tale

This landscape archaeology walk is based around Borth-y-Gest, we explore the ancient rocks that make up this sheltered bay and discover their stories.  This area goes back into the mists of time and on the way we also explore the ancient shipbuilders and the mariners who sailed from here to South America, the Caribbean and Australia, all while Porthmadog was covered by water!

This walk is on a Tuesday 10.30-1.00 and is suitable for all ages.  Dogs are welcome, no restrictions.

There are other walks on offer:
Roman Chester
Medieval Deganwy
Stones of Betws-y-Coed
Prehistoric Llanrwst
Phone/text for details
Heather 07375 330835
or via contact page on this site.
Cost:  All walks are £15.00 per adult and £5.00 per child (6-16 yrs) Under 5s no charge.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.