2.9 of 5 (27 votes)

Tan y Bwlch to Blaneau Ffestiniog

A leisurely walk (woodland) in national park Snowdonia starting and finishing in Gwynedd, Wales, about 7.40km (4.60 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 109m (357ft)
Descent 33m (108ft)
Max. Elevation 270m (885ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 142m (465ft)
Tan y Bwlch
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales
Distance 7.40km
Duration ~2:15h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 23 Oct 2012
This walk makes use of the Ffestiniog Railway: www.festrail.co.uk. As ever with these restored railways, the journey is half the fun - often you will get to travel through the Snowdonian scenery on a steam train. Check times, as the service doesn't run every day. From Tan y Bwlch, follow the footpaths through woods and alongside lakes back to Blaneau Ffestiniog. It's a pleasant walk, but for once the journey is the real highlight.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid SH654408
Take the Ffestiniog Railway to Tan-y-Bwlch.
OS Grid SH655412
Follow the road up to Llyn Mair.
About 0.39 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid SH662413
Take the footpath through Coed Ty-coch.
About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid SH676417
The path continues through the woods alongside the railway line.
About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid SH677433
Leave the woods and follow the path to the reservoir.
About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid SH690445
Take care crossing the road and pick up the footpath on the opposite side.
About 1.75 km (~1.09 miles) from
OS Grid SH697455
Take the path north into Blaenau Ffestiniog - buses and trains from here to other parts of Snowdonia.
About 1.28 km (~0.8 miles) from

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