Trefriw, Llanrwychyn Chapel and Llyn Geirionydd

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After one steep climb at the start this is an easy-going walk with mainly tracks to follow. It has the most magnificent views of the hills of Snowdonia, visits an 11th Century church right out in the fields (and not restored by the Victorians), goes along the edge of a lake, has toilets halfway round and finishes with a gradual descent through ancient woodlands; a great day out and in one of my favourite areas.

Wales - North Wales - Conwy - Snowdonia

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Pub, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
25/07/2010 - David Roberts

Did this walk a few weeks ago and no problems at Waypoint 18. Waypoint 6 was problematic, as there was a large vehicle parked to the right of the house and we were unsure if it was private property or not. We erred on the side of caution and retraced our steps back to the road and walked that way round to the Church, where we rejoined the path. Apart from that small problem, a very enjoyable walk.

17/05/2010 - Ian Dodd

We did this walk on 9 May 2010 and didn't find a locked gate at waypoint 18. We were able to follow the directions exactly as described. The whole route is fantastic, with highlights and 'wow' moments all along the way, one of the best we have ever done. We hesitated slightly at waymark 6, as it seems that you're walking straight into someone's back garden, but the steps at waymark 7 are soon seen on the right hand side. The photo of the steps much appreciated at this point! At point 21 we failed to 'retrace our outward route' but it was very easy to find our own way - just keep going downhill - back to the mill.

02/09/2009 - Adrian Perkins

Our thanks to Rob for his Comment. Jim Grindle had hoped to revisit the walk to try to sort out a solution, but unfortunately is unable to do so at the moment. So in the meantime we would be most grateful if anyone doing the walk again could email us with a detailed description of the problem area together with grid references and photograph(s). Adrian (Admin)

02/09/2009 - Robert Howard

We had a problem at waypoint 18. The farm has locked the gate and an alternative route around the farm (instead of through the farmyard) requires a difficult climb over a barbed wire fence. There is actually a footbath sign by the fence, which points through the farmyard but there is no access! Think farm may have been rebuilt as the photo of the waypoint looks very different. Rob Howard

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