Roman Roaming – 2019

Saturday 18th May, 2019

Roman Roaming

This is a great scenic walk which starts at Pont y Pant in the Lledr Valley, south-west of Betws-y-coed. We will be getting there by walking off-road from Trefriw to Llanrwst station (a mile), then catching the train to Pont-y-pant. (Tickets currently cost £3.90 *, but bus pass holders can travel free on this line.)

The walk will then follow the old Roman path of Sarn Helen (more here) up over the hill to Betws y coed, passing the deserted slate quarry village of Rhiwddolion, and crossing the river Llugwy at Miners’ Bridge.  The Roman route from Betws to Trefriw (on its way to the fort at Caerhun) is less well documented, but it passed Nant BH and Llyn Geirionydd, which is the route we’ll be taking.

(* The train fare is currently £3.90, but may rise. If paying by cash, the correct fare will no doubt be appreciated.)

Duration:  All Day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Distance:  about 11 miles / 18 km

Grade:  Moderate, and at a leisurely pace

Meet:  9.45 a.m. at Trefriw Village Hall (LL27 0JH, SH781631)
or, if the Village Hall repairs are not completed in time, at Peniel Chapel, LL27 0JL, just a minute’s walk up the road opposite the hall.

Walk Leaders:  Dave Prime and Mat Hancox

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

Booking:  To book a place on this walk, click on the ‘register’ button below.

Please ensure that you have read the booking information, terms and conditions before you attend any walks.

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