1a Cwm Penamnen – short circuit

3km / 1.9 miles
Easy, fairly flat gravel track and lane
Riverside picnic area, historic ruins

The Route

1. From the car park turn left onto the road then left over the bridge and immediate left again. After 20m turn right onto a gravel forest track. At path fork bear right and continue down towards the river. Turn right off the main track down a natural path to the river. Cross the footbridge to a picnic area. Then turn right onto the lane, passing the ruins of Tai Penamnen. Continue along the lane back into the village. At the railway bridge retrace your steps to the car park.


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Walking Advice
Brief route directions are given but it is essential that you also take an OS 1:25000 Explorer map, as few routes are fully waymarked. Routes that cross the moorland need particular care and good map-reading skills.
Please follow the country code and make sure you keep dogs under control, particularly near livestock.
Rough distances are given in the routes directions. As a guide allow 15 kilometers per kilometer walking at an easy pace on the flat but allow an extra ascent(roughly 1 minute per 10m of ascent). Overall timings for the walk are s are generous, allowing time for stops.
Walks require walking shoes and warterproof clothing and always take food and water. Some routes through the forest and moor can be very boggy.
Please be aware that this booklet was made in early 2008 and many of the routes are in a working forest and paths may inevitably change. If you know of any changes that have taken place to these routes or would like to add any extra information regarding these routes please contact mentersiabod@directsave.net
Copies of the booklet are available to purchase from the Community Pavilion and Siop y Llan Dolwyddelan, The Eagles Penmachno, Shell Garage and Tourist Information Centre Betws-y-Coed. Please note that all funds raised are put back into footpath maintenance in Penmachno and Dolwyddelan. For more information contact mentersiabod@directsave.net

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