Dolwyddelan Railway Station - Betws-y-coed

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This is a linear walk made possible by taking a 'two-stop' rail trip (single ticket £2.70 - April 2012) up the scenic, single-track Conway Valley Line to Dolwyddelan, an enjoyment in its own right.    

The first section of the walk is down the Afon Lledr, which in part is fast and furious. At Cethin's Bridge we begin our climb up to and around Llyn Elsi, where there are stunning views of Moel Siabod and the Carnedds. You then drop down through the forest, cross the main road and the famous Miners' Bridge to walk back to Betws-y-coed along the Afon Llugwy. Dolwyddelan also boasts a thirteenth century castle (remains of), which is one of the few actually built by the Welsh rather than the English.

Wales - North Wales - Conwy - Snowdonia


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5/20/2013 - phil djokic

A great walk, I especially enjoyed the train journey to the start. Dolwyddelan is a request stop only. One of my other favourite walks is 4479 where you catch the Ullswater steamer to Pooley Bridge. Thank you walkingworld.

5/23/2012 - Ian Adams

Great walk with lots to see. Grab a short, easy to watch video of the adventure here; Ian Adams

4/8/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to David Thrift for his updates for this walk. April 2012. Adrian (Admin)

4/7/2012 - David Thrift

April 2012 - A wonderful route, with something different to see at almost every turn. Definitely in our 'top 5' Walkingworld routes so far.

12/4/2005 - Fred Dowsing

Fantastic walk with excellent views in many places! At point 21, the path is very very steep! This point i would say it is more of a hill scramble than a walk. Great Walk Freddy