Betws Y Coed
A really nice walk at just over 7 miles. Starting in Betws Y Coed, then walking up though the forest on a fairly steep section, before leveling out. Greats views of Moel Siabod and Snowdonia, at times great 360 panorama vistas. The walk then carries on alongside and in forests before reaching a fascinating old lead mine with chimney still intact. The mine is roughly half way. From there heading back to Betws Y Coed on forest tracks and trails, eventually arriving at the river which you walk along back to the town.
Park and start the Walk anywhere in Betws Y Coed.
Total distance: 7.1 Miles
Total time: 3.51 hrs
Moving time: 3.15 hrs
Average speed: 1.9 mi/h
Max elevation: 928 ft
Min elevation: 75 ft
A walk starting in Betws y Coed, leaving the town climbing steeply up into varied landscapes with great views of Snowdonia, eventually arriving at Capel Garmon Burial Chamber (a Neolithic chambered tomb). Then onto the village of Capel Garmon before looping back to Betws Y Coed. Varied terrain and paths, some quite boggy areas at this time of year, but a very worthwhile walk!
Grid Ref: SH 795 565
Total distance: 14.04 km (8.7 mi)
Total time: 5:36:52
Moving time: 4:26:24
Average speed: 2.50 km/h (1.6 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.16 km/h (2.0 mi/h)
Max elevation: 311 m (1022 ft)
Min elevation: 55 m (180 ft)
Elevation gain: 545 m (1787 ft)
Weather: overcast, cool with some sun