5 of 5 (3 votes)

Conwy Falls-Penmachno-Betws

A moderate walk (countryside) in national park Snowdonia starting and finishing in Gwynedd, Wales, about 11.80km (7.33 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 187m (613ft)
Descent 299m (980ft)
Max. Elevation 370m (1213ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 486m (1593ft)
Conwy Falls
Distance 11.80km
Duration ~4:00h
1Created by driver 16 on 20 Sep 2015
Walk into main village in Machno Valley on quite quiet country road 30%, very quiet country lanes 30% keeping on right facing traffic and deserted forest tracks 40% and back into Betws-y-Coed, outstanding views and sounds of running water and wildlife, fantastic.

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OS Grid SH810535
Conwy Falls Café, can walk in grounds to see falls for a nominal charge, also new meeting point for adventure tours of old caves Go Below.
OS Grid SH810533
Leaflet I was working on said there was a footpath sign on left, NO ARROW, remains of path looked very overgrown, so, felt safer on main road, but, no footpath, so, stay on right facing oncoming cars.
About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SH790505
After passing cows, horses, sheep and outstanding views over valley cross bridge into centre of village.
About 3.38 km (~2.1 miles) from
OS Grid SH789506
Follow twists and turns, pass entrance to Ty Mawr, watch for sign on right KEEP OUT DEEP MINE, short distance to sharp right turn onto stoney narrow path uphill.
About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
OS Grid SH775508
Climb uphill path widens into forest track cross driveway to Ty Mawr ahead onto next track, first T junction turn right second T junction turn left down to meet tarmac lane turn left.
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid SH798538
Bear right downhill to meet main road.
About 3.70 km (~2.3 miles) from
OS Grid SH796541
Cross to right onto footpath / cycle track, follow to waypoint 8.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SH796546
Brings you out onto main road in Betws, turn left, cross and onto Station / Bus Stop end of walk.
About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid SH794565
End of longer walk than had planned, but, still enjoyed, hope you do too.
About 1.90 km (~1.18 miles) from

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