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Sychnant Pass and Pensychnant

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Snowdonia starting and finishing in Clwyd, Wales, about 4.73km (2.94 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 117m (383ft)
Loss 130m (426ft)
Max. Elevation 190m (623ft)
Elevation (total) 247m (809ft)
Start
Dwygyfylchi
End
Conway
Distance 4.73km
(2.94mi)
Duration ~1:45
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 22 Sep 2013
A short steep climb to the top of a pass, with a longer, easier downhill walk to finsh. Allow an extra hour or two if you want to visit Pensychnant conservation centre and nature reserve: www.pensychnant.co.uk. The house is open Wed-Sun, April-end Sept, 11-5, and the nature reserve is open Wed-Sun, 9-6 (or dusk), all year (except Christmas & New Year). Enjoy great views over Anglesey and Conway valley. 

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH734772
Look for the war memorial and church.
War memorial and church About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid SH736773
Turn right into Old Mill Road; it's easy to follow to the road sign for a right-hand bend to waypoint 3.
Sign for Dwygyfylchi About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid SH745768
Turn left uphill. Take no notice of wayposts for the North Wales Coast Path where it crosses the road, but head straight on to the top of the pass, then downhill on the road between stone walls to find a sign for Pensychnant conservation centre and nature reserve – worth a visit.
Sign for Pensychnant About 0.96 km (~0.6 miles) from
OS Grid SH755769
On exiting the reserve, turn left downhill; if you don't go into the reserve, just carry straight on downhill.
End of Sychnant Pass Road About 2.38 km (~1.48 miles) from
OS Grid SH778774
AT the castle walls, keep right to see a pedestrian arch through the walls. Once through, turn right to see Saint Michael's Roman Catholic church.
Saint Michael's church About 0.09 km (~0.06 miles) from
OS Grid SH779774
Look for the large white marble statue of the crucifixion and 11 white marble religious plaques set on the town walls. There is a bench to sit on and reflect in the gardens.
Return bus stops/station About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid SH780774
End of the walk. If you still have time, enjoy a walk around Conway itself, another of my walks featured on carfreewalks.org

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