A circular walk in the Clocaenog forest, easy going along forest tracks, with a section of lane and road at the end. There is a small car park at the start of the walk. We hoped to find Bryn Beddau stone circle, but did not find it (we will have to try again!), we did find the Cairn that is on the OS maps. A nice forest walk.
Park and start the Walk at the free car park: 53.03,410, -3.24,703
Total distance: 6.43 Miles Total time: 3.30 hrs Moving time: 3 hrs Average speed: 1.93 mi/h
Yr Eifl’s 3 peaks are called The Rivals in English, the last includes the magnificent hill fort Tre’r Ceir.
A stunning walk, with great views and history. Starting at the public car park you follow the obvious track taking in the the first peak on the left affording great views of the sea and coast. (GPX does not include this as unfortunatley it was in my rucksack left at the bottom of this peak!). From there you walk to the main peak Yr Eifl, the last section is a bit of a scramble, but so worth it at the summit. from this peak you walk down and back up to the third peak which houses the famous Tre’r Ceiri Hill Fort – a well preserved hill fort with both walls intact in places and many circular foundations of dwellings. From this peak you walk back to the start. A really worth while walk!
Park and start the Walk at the pay car park by the visitors centre: 52.96877, -4.45373
Total distance: 4.2 Miles
Total time: 4.30 hrs
Moving time: 3 hrs
Average speed: 0.9 mi/h
Minimum Elevation: 892 feet
Maximum Elevation: 1864 feet
Coed Y Brenin forest North Wales, a nice walk at just under 7 miles on decent forest tracks. There are a lot of mountain bikes on half this route (we did not realise it was a mountain bike center!), bikes aside a really nice walk. Starting at the visitor center car park the fist of half of the walk is along Llyn Eden (River Eden) and it is beautiful, after the river a steep ascent though woods then back on forest tracks for the return leg. There are great views and a lot of bird life, we saw two jays!
Park and start the Walk at the pay car park by the visitors centre: 52.824234, -3.896090
Total distance: 6.34 Miles
Total time: 3.32 hrs
Moving time: 2.35 hrs
Average speed: 1.8 mi/h
Minimum Elevation: 166 feet
Maximum Elevation: 757 feet
Llyn Brenig Reservoir walked in the opposite direction to normal, we finished at the dam wall instead of starting that way. A great walk at just under 10 miles, very easy going on good tracks and paths. Stunning countryside views and views across the reservoir. We do this often but posting it again as previous posts were recorded on MyTracks with KML file, this time done with a Garmin so GPX file available.
Park and start the Walk at the pay car park by the visitors centre: 53.08015, -3.54359
Total distance: 9.48 Miles
Total time: 4.22 hrs
Moving time: 3.22 hrs
Average speed: 2.2 mi/h
Minimum Elevation: 1150 feet
Maximum Elevation: 1478 feet
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