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Fairy Glen and Conway Falls

A leisurely walk (riverside) in national park Snowdonia in Gwynedd, Wales, about 4.40km (2.73 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 94m (308ft)
Descent 88m (288ft)
Max. Elevation 150m (492ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 182m (596ft)
Start & End
Betws-y-Coed
Distance 4.40km
(2.73mi)
Duration ~1:30h
Difficulty  
Leisurely
1Created by driver 16 on 12 Jul 2012
A lovely walk. If you want to visit the Glen you can for a nominal charge of 50p adults (free for kids under 5) to cover cost of maintaining the paths. If not, just go straight ahead into woods that take you right up to Conway Falls. Photos at flickr, search under popular tags 'carfreewalks'. 

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Waypoints

OS Grid SH797553
Go back over Waterloo Bridge, turn right and first right signed for Ffestiniog. After about 1/2 mile, look for the Fairy Glen Hotel on left.
OS Grid SH798546
Turn left after hotel up a path signed Fairy Glen. Only pay if you intend to go into the Glen. Otherwise go through a big gate and head straight up through woods.
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid SH808536
There is a cafe and woodland trails down to the river and falls, enjoy. Then retrace your way back down into Betws.
About 1.45 km (~0.9 miles) from
OS Grid SH797553
Explore Betws itself if you have the time.
About 2.10 km (~1.3 miles) from

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Peter Roberts
09 Nov 2019
SEE MY FLICKR PHOTOSTREAM NO CARACTERS LEFT Below.

Have seen the above, yesterday, 08 / 11 / 19, one of my older walks from July 2012 with 21,959 views over the years, can't remember an adverse comment, so, decided to get to Betws today 09 / 11 / 19 to see what might have changed, unfortunately Llandudno Junction Railway Hub which serves the Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog Conway Valley Line was suffering a MAJOR SIGNAL & POINTS FAILURE. re.above.


Florence
30 Oct 2019
Unwalkable

We tried to follow this route with six children and a dog, but there is at least a half mile down a road with no pavement or even a verge, and a 60mph speed limit. So we spent £5 to park two cars at the Waterloo Hotel car park for nothing, and had to go back.

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