Select Page

Fairy Glen Betws Y Coed Walk

A walk from the middle of Betws Y Coed to the Fairy Glen gorge. Walking along lanes and tracks, taking in great views of the River Conwy and the Fairy Glen gorge and area. Note there is a £1 entrance fee to walk down to the gorge.

Park at any car park in Betws Y Coed

Total distance: 3.5 Miles
Total time: 2 hrs
Moving time: 1.45 hrs
Average speed: 1.75 mi/h

Download GPX

Betws Y Coed Clogwyn

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

Download GPX

Betws Y Coed to Capel Garmon Horseshoe

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

Download KMZ

Betws Y Coed – Llyn Elsi

North Wales

Grid Ref: SH 795 565

Total distance: 11.44 km (7.1 mi)
Total time: 4:44:50
Moving time: 3:24:33
Average speed: 2.41 km/h (1.5 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 3.35 km/h (2.1 mi/h)
Max elevation: 324 m (1063 ft)
Min elevation: 77 m (253 ft)
Elevation gain: 563 m (1848 ft)

Weather: mild, overcast

Download KML

View Betws Y Coed – Llyn Elsi in a larger map