3.2 of 5 (6 votes)


A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Snowdonia in Clwyd, Wales, about 11.40km (7.08 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 430m (1410ft)
Descent 444m (1456ft)
Max. Elevation 340m (1115ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 874m (2866ft)
Start & End
Distance 11.40km
Duration ~4:30h
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 25 Mar 2015
A testing walk, incorporates some sections of my other walks in the area - Sychnant Pass and Pensychnant - Conway Mountain - Penmaenmawr and Druid Circles, well worth the effort for the outstanding views over the surrounding areas - Anglesey and Puffin Island and Beaumaris, Llandudno's Great Orme, Conway's Estuary and surrounding mountains, etc.

Walk Functions


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Sychnant Pass and Pensychnant

★★★★★ ★★★★★
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History in the hills of Conwy

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Walk Map

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OS Grid SH717763
Wanted to start here to see attractions I hadn't seen before, straightforward walk into Dwygyfylchi, cross junction, pass Pelican Crossing, at Y junction bear right behind empty (at the moment) Public House, continue straight ahead without deviating, into Dwygyfylchi.
OS Grid SH743766
Over the road from and inbetween The Fairy Glen and The Dwygyfylchi public houses, follow on left of small stream to waypoint 3.
About 2.61 km (~1.62 miles) from
OS Grid SH742768
Bear right, at right hand bend in front of white house follow road up to waypoint 4.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid SH745767
Bear left, quite steep climb up to waypoint 5.
About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid SH749770
Look up to right to see gated 2 stone pillars, walk through, continue, keeping wood on left, to Y junction, signed waypost, yellow arrow, North Wales Path, turn sharp right, to rise gently to waypoint 6.
About 0.49 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SH751768
You follow this broad path passing under overhead cables left, right, left again (3 times), straight ahead ignore prominent path on right, to waypoint 7.
About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid SH750761
Keep wall on your left, follow path to waypoint 8.
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid SH745758
Follow to next wall, see gate with ladder stile, climb over, follow path downhill with cottage on right, where path curves left bear right, waypoint 9.
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid SH746758
Follow path again under overhead cables which end up on your right, quite a long walk now on well defined path to waypoint 10.
About 0.09 km (~0.06 miles) from
OS Grid SH739750
Turn right, keep wall on left, at corner bear left, down across boggy ground to see footbridge and ladder stile, cross and climb over, waypoint 11.
About 1.04 km (~0.65 miles) from
OS Grid SH732753
Ahead and upwards over more boggy ground, watch for another waypost at not well defined Y junction with ladder stile upwards to your right, waypoint 12.
About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid SH733758
Over, upwards and ahead to right of small hill to find where 3 or 4 paths meet, take the wider track on right, follow down to waypoint 13.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SH730766
Opened in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee the previous year, not to be attempted in adverse weather or with accompanying children or if you suffer from vertigo. Instead go left back into Penmaenmawr.
About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid SH737763
Sharp left turn down grassy track, no more than a steep sheep run, twists and turns to bottom behind houses coming out opposite local school, waypoint 15.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SH731768
Follow local roads back to bus stop in village, waypoint 16.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid SH735773
Hope you enjoyed and found interesting.
About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from

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