River Song Estuary

A Guided Walk along an estuary looking at maritime archaeology in the ancient landscape of Criccieth, Gwynedd, North Wales.

Estuary at Criccieth, Gwynedd, North Wales.

Estuary at Criccieth, Gwynedd, North Wales.

Join me, Heather Ibbetson, archaeologist, river and landscape nut, in an area of stunning scenery. For a fun morning of walking and talking and have a go at solving a maritime mystery.  All that is required is curiosity, a couple of hours beside a stunning estuary in a stunning ancient landscape and a whole different landscape can reveal itself to you.

Afon Dwyfor: Estuary and Maritime History

The part of the river to be explored is the Estuary and its Maritime Archaeology.  This guided walk complements the Woodlands Rivers Song.  You do not have to have done that one to be able to enjoy this, it is perfectly able to delight by itself.  The bird and sea life enroute is usually worth the walk!  By walking upstream alongside the estuary, we will be investigating structures both in the river and on the riverbank. We will bit by bit piece together the story of this part of the river, how it was used and for what reason.

The Afon Dwyfor estuary from the coastal path.

The Afon Dwyfor estuary from the coastal path.

Guided walk details

This is essentially an outdoor activity with the emphasis being on you and the river itself.  This involves walking over uneven terrain to examine geological, landscape or riverine structures, however if you are unable to do this I may be able to make alternative arrangements where necessary.  Please contact me to discuss your requirements prior to booking.

This guided walk is run on a Tuesday.  However please check the calendar for availability during the period from November to April.  Meet at the West Beach car park in front of the The Abereistedd Hotel LL52 0EN for 10.30 a.m.

Guided walk duration: 10.30-1.00 p.m. (2.5 hrs)

Fee: £15.00 per person (there is a small surcharge for online payments)

Family ticket £50.00 (2 adults, 2 children, under 16) extra children charged at £10.00

This course is suitable for children over 6 years old.

Max no. 6 people but if a family exceeds this number, they are all welcome with additional members charged at the discounted rate of £10.00 each.

A maritime archaeological puzzle which we are going to try and untangle…..

A maritime archaeological puzzle which we are going to try and untangle…..

Facilities:

Once we leave Criccieth there are not any facilties . Please bring water and a snack with you because it is a 30-40 minute walk back to Criccieth and the eating places!

Please read the practical information page before booking to make sure you are properly equipped.  I reserve the right to exclude anyone, without refund, who does not comply with the practical information on attire, outdoor risk or bad weather contingency plan.

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