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Llugwy and Gwydyr Forest

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park Snowdonia in Clwyd, Wales, about 10.30km (6.40 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:00. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 232m (761ft)
Loss 219m (718ft)
Max. Elevation 310m (1017ft)
Elevation (total) 451m (1479ft)
Start & End
Betws-y-Coed
Distance 10.30km
(6.4mi)
Duration ~3:00
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 23 Nov 2010
A riverside walk along the Afon Llugwy near Betws-y-Coed, with panoramic views and forest trails to enjoy.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH795565
Start of the walk. Exit the station to your left; at the main road, turn right and walk up the main road to the bridge over the river.
Bridge over river About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SH791567
Cross bridge, turn left to head along the riverside.
North bank viewing platform About 3.04 km (~1.89 miles) from
OS Grid SH762577
See the top and bottom of Swallow Falls for free; you have to pay on the other side of the river by the hotel, and you only see the top of the falls.
End of meadow About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SH757575
Take the steps to the right of the bridge, to exit at the Ugly House.
Ugly House About 0.22 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid SH755577
Take the lane on the right of the Ugly House, which heads steeply northeast through the woods into open countryside.
Llyn Sardarn About 1.77 km (~1.1 miles) from
OS Grid SH769588
Nant Bwlch y Haearn outdoor pursuits centre is the turning point of the walk. It's worth pausing to look at the old mine workings history board and viewing point there.
White farmhouse About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SH777590
Blue tipped wayposts should guide you into and along the foresty roads back to where you started.
Well on the way back About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SH774581
Easy roads to follow...
Nearly back About 1.35 km (~0.84 miles) from
OS Grid SH780570
Very easy going back along the riverside footpath.
End of the walk About 1.15 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SH792568
Well done! Back to Betws for the train or bus home.

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24 Nov 2010
Roaring River Pics

Beautiful photos of the walk, and the river Llugwy are at http://www.visitorreview.com/carfreewalks/Countryside/RiverLlugwypanoramicviewsandforesttrails

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