Llanfrothen - Vale of Festiniog - Llanfrothen

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This walk is in a very quiet part of Caernarfonshire. The road where you park is gated and you are only likely to see sheep and birds. The views are extensive and there is a real chance of seing the Festiniog Steam Engine as it chugs up the Vale of Festiniog. The church of St Brothen's is very interesting. There is plenty of wildlife, as you would expect in remote Wales.

Wales - North Wales - Caernarfonshire - Snowdonia

Features

Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mountains, Wildlife, Woodland
26/06/2016 - John Dann

This is a very attractive walk. My wife and I completed it without difficulty in 2008 but when we tackled it again in June 2016 & the problems encountered by Steve Moore in 2012 were worse. At Stage 5 the ruin referred to has been replaced by an enormous wooden structure which, so we were told by locals, is going to be a timber store. However, although it is unexpected it is easy to pick up the route to Stage 7 and beyond. Serious problems begin in earnest at Stage 10. We went to the left of the rocks and became hopelessly lost largely because, as Steve says, the way is blocked further down by a new fence. We later found out from a local walker that it is important to pass to the right of the rocks shown and then lose height only gradually while moving across the slope. Apparently this takes you to Stage 11.

20/07/2012 - Steve Moore

This is a nice walk, but difficult to follow in places. We couldn't find the path by the right side of the ruin at point 6/7. We followed the route with a sat nav which took us along the slate path and through a field to point 7/8. Also had difficulty at point 10. There was no distinct path and the bedstead mentioned at point 11 had been removed. (We found it buried in some bushes). A wire fence had been put up with no way through. We had to climb over it. (June 2012)

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