3.5 of 5 (4 votes)

Red John's Chair

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park Snowdonia in Clwyd, Wales, about 3.30km (2.05 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 188m (616ft)
Descent 185m (606ft)
Max. Elevation 200m (656ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 373m (1222ft)
Start & End
Maenan Abbey
Distance 3.30km
Duration ~1:15h
Ordnance Survey Map
1Created by driver 16 on 15 Jul 2016
After initial fairly steep climb on tarmac lane, narrow, keep on right, listen for traffic, opens out onto clear, broad woodland track, maintained by National Trust, take care negotiating rocky outcrop, but, rewarded with outstanding views of the Conway Valley, new Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog, Carneddau mountain range, Gwydir Forest and Llanrwst.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SH788658
Frequent bus service Express Motors X1 from Llandudno to Betws-y-Coed stops here, walk starts on opposite side of road, see sign Cadair Ifan Goch, straightforward, same way up and down.
OS Grid SH792660
See sign Unsiutable For Heavy Goods and take left road.
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid SH793663
Look up to top of hedge, see footpath sign, turn left.
About 0.35 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SH792663
Turn right onto clear, broad woodland path, follow to T junction, see waypost pointing left.
About 0.13 km (~0.08 miles) from
OS Grid SH791667
This one has N T Metal sign pointing left again.
About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SH790668
Climb, at top look for large rocky outcrop on right, this needs care to climb in narrow gulley on left side, takes you to clearing with bence, get your breath back.
About 0.14 km (~0.09 miles) from
OS Grid SH789670
Well worth the effort, views N. over Dolgarrog with new Surf Snowdonia, the Carneddau Mountain Range, Gwydir Forest and S. over Llanrwst in the Conway Valley, return down the same way.
About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
OS Grid SH789657
Very handy for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner depending on time of day on walk (also has a caravan park), hope you enjoyed and have pictures like mine in Album @ Flickr.
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from

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