Homeward Bound – 23

Saturday 20th May, 2023

Homeward Bound

There are so many scenic ways back from Betws y coed to Trefriw that we have no hesitation in repeating this gorgeous walk. We’ll be travelling to our start point at Betws y coed on the No.19 service bus (fare payable – £3.10 – unless you have a concessionary pass), then walking back on good tracks over the edge of the Gwydir Forest, passing several beautiful lakes and viewpoints.

We’ll initially head up through the Aberllyn gorge and then along the shore of Llyn Parc. From here, it’s downhill to Hafna mine, where we’ll probably stop for lunch. The walk then takes us over the highest part of the Gwydir Forest, past some gorgeous lakes with great views over towards the mountains. (There are toilets at Llyn Geirionydd.) This is a gem of a walk at a leisurely pace.
The route will follow a mix of wide forest paths and other paths.

Duration:  All day.  Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance: 7.5 miles / 12 km

Grade:  Moderate, with a couple of steep sections

Departure time:  10:20 a.m. from Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631) to catch 10.42 bus to Betws-y-coed
Refreshments will be available in the Hall both before and after your walk. (See ‘our cafe’.)  Please stay and socialise!

Walk Leaders:  Colin Devine & Nick Denney

Click on the map to see the rough location of this walk.

Booking: To book a place, please click on the Eventbrite button below (opens in a new tab).

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Please note that, although we make no charge for our walks, we do ask for voluntary donations (card preferred, but cash accepted). More details on our funding page.

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