For people interested in the Corwen Hydro project, we are organising a guided walk from the water intake at the reservoir to the location of the turbine house in the town on Saturday May 9th. Various people, including the board of volunteer directors, will be present to answer questions about the scheme.
The direct distance is about 700m, but the walk will cover a rather longer distance in order to keep to moderate gradients, as the actual route of the pipeline will be quite steep as the stream nears the town.
Anyone and everyone is welcome. There is no need to book ahead, but please contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to ask any questions. If you wish to join us, please meet at the Owain Glyndwr Hotel at 11 a.m. on 9th May and wear footwear suitable for hill walking. The walk should take no more than an hour. The route is quite rough in places so please be realistic about your ability if you are not confident on uneven ground. As an alternative to walking, cars will be available to take a small number of people up to the reservoir.
The turbine is being funded through community shares, and we still need to raise the final £100,000. Already 85 people have applied for shares in the scheme. We anticipate that by the time the target is reached, we will have between 100 and 150 members in the co-operative.
We are grateful to the Rhug Estate, Natural Resources Wales and Denbighshire County Council, who have given us permission to walk the route.