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Capel Garmon burial chamber

A moderate walk (countryside) in national park Snowdonia in Gwynedd, Wales, about 11.30km (7.02 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:00h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 317m (1040ft)
Loss 322m (1056ft)
Max. Elevation 320m (1049ft)
Elevation (total) 639m (2096ft)
Start & End
Betws-y-Coed
Distance 11.30km
(7.02mi)
Duration ~4:00h
Difficulty  
Moderate
1Created by driver 16 on 20 Oct 2013
A walk from Betws-y-Coed out to Capel Garmon, a small village in the Conway Valley. The walk heads through broad-leafed forest, fields and meadows, before visiting the burial chamber. Return over the Conway river by the suspension bridge (see my walk 'Four bridges and Swallow Falls'), through the miniature railway attraction and back to the station / bus stop. 

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Walk Map

Waypoints

OS Grid SH794565
Turn left towards the main road.
OS Grid SH794564
Turn left and follow the main road across the Waterloo Bridge.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid SH798557
Turn right, passing the hotel/pub, and head directly over the road. Take the steep stepped path to the left side of the hotel. From here, paths are well signed with finger posts and yellow arrows.
About 0.80 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid SH808553
Climb over the wall into a track; turn right to see a ruin in the driveway to a house. Then turn left before the drive.
About 1.02 km (~0.63 miles) from
OS Grid SH807548
Turn left here; in autumn, look out for examples of the local fungi.
About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid SH809548
Climb over, and follow the signposts through the bracken.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid SH815538
Turn left and walk for a short distance to the next signpost.
About 1.22 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid SH816538
Climb over the stile into a field, the straight on following the wayposts.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
OS Grid SH817542
One of the better examples of a burial chamber in North Wales, of which there are many.
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid SH817549
Turn left and follow the road into a village. There is a nice new bus shelter in the village – ideal for lunch!
About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid SH815554
Refreshed, turn right and then left through the village estate.
About 0.57 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SH821565
Climb over the stile and turn left.
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SH818573
Climb over again and follow the wayposts through fields and past the back of the hotel.
About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from
OS Grid SH811562
Climb over and turn right onto a tarmac road. After a short distance look to your left for the first of two signposts. Climb over the stile into woodland where you meet a forest track. Turn right and head down to the main road.
About 1.24 km (~0.77 miles) from
OS Grid SH798563
Cross the road and turn right to the next entrance on your left.
About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid SH797565
Keep to the right of the farm on a path through fields to the suspension bridge. Cross over and turn right on the road to the miniature railway.
About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SH796566
This is at the side of the main railway. Cross the bridge to the main platform for trains, or exit the station to the bus stop. This is the end of the walk, hope you enjoyed it.
About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from

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