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Blaenau Ffestiniong

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park Snowdonia in Clwyd, Wales, about 5.79km (3.60 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 111m (364ft)
Loss 107m (351ft)
Max. Elevation 220m (721ft)
Elevation (total) 218m (715ft)
Start & End
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Distance 5.79km
(3.6mi)
Duration ~1:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
1Created by driver 16 on 23 Nov 2010
Varied scenery, with valley and riverside stretches, quiet country roads, views of the mountains of Snowdonia, industrial heritage of the slate industry, and narrow gauge railway. A full and varied car-free walk!

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH703456
Start of the walk. At the Memorial Hospital, face the hospital and take the path to the right on to a small hill. Look down the valley, Cwm Bowydd, for some lovely views.
Footbridge About 0.19 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SH702454
Go over the Afon Bowydd, and follow the ancient track down the valley, keeping the river on the left.
Main road About 1.46 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid SH689446
Cross the road and go uphill a short distance. Take the track on the left over a bridge.
House on the right About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid SH688446
Find the footpath on the left (waymarked) through an area of forest workings.
Cymerau Bridge About 0.49 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SH689441
Look upstream to see Cymerau Falls. Cross the bridge, and the path passes through ancient woodland. At the junction, turn right past an old house, rejoining the river near Rhyd-y-Sarn.
End of path About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid SH694436
Turn left and follow the main road back to where you crossed earlier.
Earlier crossing About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid SH689448
Either go back the way you came, or stay on the main road.
Station About 1.42 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid SH696460
End of the walk, well done!

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24 Nov 2010
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