3.8 of 5 (7 votes)

Eglwysbach

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park Snowdonia in Clwyd, Wales, about 5.41km (3.36 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 146m (479ft)
Loss 57m (187ft)
Max. Elevation 90m (295ft)
Elevation (total) 203m (666ft)
Start & End
Eglwysbach
Distance 5.41km
(3.36mi)
Duration ~2:00
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 19 Mar 2014
After initial steep climb walk settles down, some tarmac, mostly fields and tracks, stunning mountain and valley views, old Roman Road, part of Pilgrims' Way from Holywell to Bardsey Island, this is only a couple of hours, but, could be combined with a visit to Bodnant Gardens (see photos at Flickr "sets" Eglwysbach and Bodnant Gardens), only about a 20 minute walk, no entrance fee to use the Pavilion / Cafe for refreshments or the picnic tables up on right, gardens are National Trust, free for members, £9.50 non members and are looking good, more or less hourly bus service 25 from / to Llandudno on weekdays, restricted service 98 on Sundays.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH803704
St. Martin's Church and Bee Public House for start of walk at Maes Llan, head up road opposite Church, through kissing gate, across bridge over Afon (stream) Carrog to waypoint 2.
Bridge over stream About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SH804705
Choice of waymarks, this one takes the uphill straight ahead way, to waypoint 3.
Minor road About 0.29 km (~0.18 miles) from
OS Grid SH807706
Take care turning right, after a short distance, public footpath sign on left, turn onto path, follow past old quarry workings to waypoint 4.
Private house with yard About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SH805710
Follow country code, close gates after, maybe sheep in first field and horses (friendly) in second field, onto waypoint 5.
Minor road About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid SH804718
Take care turning left, downhill to junction waypoint 6.
4 way junction About 0.22 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid SH802717
EXTRA CARE - blind corners, straight across, old Sun Inn on left, short distance on tarmac to waypoint 7.
Site of old Tythe House About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid SH797713
From the bridge you can see the SECRET part of Bodnant, the Skating Lake described in my photos, not open to the public until 2015 and the Tythe House (ruined) was built in 12th. century, see if you can spot the exact date, it's there somewhere, after viewing turn left where road bears right.
Old Roman Road About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid SH799706
After a gentle stroll at foot of trees on track meet Roman Road and part of the Pilgrims' Way from Holywell to Bardsey Island, the old bed of the Roman Road now forms part of Carrog stream, cross by two small bridges up to main road opposite the Old Blacksmith's building.
Main road About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SH802706
Bus stops both left and right, more or less an hourly service 25 on weekdays, bit restrictive on Sundays, or turn left and walk to Bodnant Gardens via waypoint 6.
Bodnant Garden Pavilion About 1.86 km (~1.16 miles) from
OS Grid SH808724
Cafe on left, picnic tables up on right, no entrance fees here, after refreshments new underpass to main entrance, free to N. T. members, £9.50 non members, the gardens are looking good, enjoy.

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