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2015 Envirotrek Series by Keen and Respect the Mountains to Visit Llanberis

By Dave Roberts   

on April 21, 2015    No ratings yet.

2015 Envirotrek Series by Keen and Respect the Mountains to Visit Llanberis

Anyone looking to both put something back into the community and have an awesome family day out? In the vicinity of Snowdonia on the 24th of May Bank Holiday Weekend? Why not join Keen and Respect the Mountains in Llanberis in order to ‘spring clean’ the great outdoors in the morning, followed by an afternoon of family fun in the afternoon to boot?

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The family friendly programme will kick off around 10am, with volunteers walking a track and collecting rubbish and waste. Group leaders are allocated and all participants will be provided with cleaning and safety equipment and fully briefed with a safety talk.  The Clean Up finishes at around 12.30pm, with volunteers being rewarded for their mornings’ efforts with a delicious bbq lunch on the hill. Participants then get to spend the remainder of the afternoon enjoying a range of fun outdoor pursuits organised by the Envirotrek leaders, which will include climbing, rope climbing and a water based activity. There’s even a chance to win some great prizes including KEEN footwear and gifts for the best or most unusual rubbish found (previous candidates have included mattresses and even a car door!), with the days event closing at approximately 4pm.

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Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Robust, comfortable footwear is recommended (such as KEENs of course) and participants are advised to bring water, sunscreen and an all-weather jacket.

Registration is priced at £10 per adult and £5 for children under 12 (though is free with those showing proof of purchase of a pair of KEENs in the last 30 days – don’t forget your receipt!).  Secure your place now by registering on-line at http://www.respectthemountains.com/envirotrek

If you can’t make this date then you can also visit an Envirotrek on your European Holidays this Summer?! The schedule for the seven remaining events for 2015 are:

20 June – Landgraaf, the Netherlands

21 June – Eifel, Germany

28 June – Schoorl, the Netherlands

12 July  – Freiburg, Germany

14 July –  Mayrhofen-Hippach, Austria

22 July – Samoëns, France

20 August- Cesky Raj, Czech Republic

About Envirotrek Clean Up Events

2015 marks the 7th consecutive season of the Envirotrek Clean Up Series, and takes place across various European mountain destinations including the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Austria and France.

With over an estimated 100 million visitors to the Alps alone each year, popular European mountain destinations are subjected to considerable environmental footprint and are in need of on-the-ground action to clear them of waste in order to maintain their natural beauty and enjoyment for generations to come. The Envirotrek is a fun ‘grass roots’ initiative, involving tourists, local volunteers and businesses that addresses this need, providing a feel good community experience, simply ‘spring cleaning’ the mountain environment and hiking through the hills to see who can collect the most litter. During the 2014 series, some 613 volunteers signed up over six events, amounting to a monumental 1220 hours of hands on clean-up time in the hills. Their brilliant efforts resulted in a jaw dropping 5120kg of waste being cleared – including 459 refuse sacks and an assortment of waste being removed from the mountains.

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Dave Roberts

siDave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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