Saturday 16th May, 2020
Beating the Bounds
Gwydir Forest lies between Trefriw and Betws-y-coed. Whilst we often have walks in the forest (and we have this year too), this walk largely skirts round the edge of this northern part of the Gwydir.
We’ll start by heading over towards Gwydir Castle through the woods of Coed yr Allt, passing the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall. From here we ascend to Llyn Parc, with great views over the Conwy Valley. We then descend to Betws y coed, from where we will follow the route of the Snowdonia Slate Trail for the best part of 3 miles – some lovely riverside walking will see us following the river Llugwy past the Swallow Falls (and its free viewpoint) up towards the Ugly House, before we head away from the river towards the lakes of Crafnant and Geirionydd on our return to Trefriw. This scenically rewarding walk is the longest walk in the Walking Festival this year.
We will pass public toilets at Betws y coed (5m) and Crafnant (12m).
Duration: All day. Please bring a packed lunch.
Distance: about 15 miles / 24 km
Grade: Moderate (but strenuous by virtue of its length), with a fair bit of ascent and descent (some 3500′ of ascent in total).
Walk Leaders: Tony Ellis and Paul Newell
Booking: To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below. (Not available till mid-March when booking opens.)
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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations. More details on our funding page.