3.2 of 5 (6 votes)

Dolwyddelan Castle

A moderate walk (countryside) in national park Snowdonia in Clwyd, Wales, about 10.10km (6.28 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 198m (649ft)
Descent 194m (636ft)
Max. Elevation 350m (1148ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 392m (1285ft)
Start & End
Distance 10.10km
Duration ~3:30h
1Created by driver 16 on 05 Jan 2015
This could be combined with my oldest walk, 'Lledr Valley', which also starts from here. The walk is on forestry tracks and tarmac paths, through forests and on both sides of river, out and back, with plenty of history and an easy climb up to the castle.

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OS Grid SH737521
Station, can be combined with my oldest walk Lledr Valley with a break for lunch, perhaps, at Y Gwydyr free house! Exit the station to the left, turn left over bridge.
OS Grid SH737520
Keep eyes peeled to right to see sign for Cwm Penamnem on forestry road below 2 houses, follow to waypoint 3.
About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid SH737512
Take path to right footprint on waypost.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SH736490
Take path to right signed for Pont Carreg Alltrem, past small waterfall, across bridge to picnic area.
About 2.16 km (~1.34 miles) from
OS Grid SH732494
Turn right, pass Tai (house) Penamnem ruins, follow back into Dolwyddelan.
About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SH736521
Turn left, pass St. Gwyddelan's Church. It was open when I visited, small on the outside but a lovely interior, see pictures at Flickr.
About 2.70 km (~1.68 miles) from
OS Grid SH734524
Turn left onto right-hand footpath by Castle Terrace, follow to sign for Castle.
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
OS Grid SH723523
Easy climb up to Castle, look for Cadw Sign "Tickets from buildings below left".
About 1.09 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid SH720524
Out of season on day I visited, retrace walk back down into village, Y Gwydyr free house on left of waypoint 7 with bus stop for Express Motors X1 or back to station.
About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid SH735524
Weather wasn't too kind today, misty and drizzly, take into account if you view my photos at Flickr. But a nice walk with local history – enjoy!
About 1.51 km (~0.94 miles) from

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05 Jan 2015

Search for first waypoint Dolwyddelan site didn't recognise had to work up from Betws y Coed by following railway.

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