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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Llanberis and Bethesda.

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Grid Ref SH5776760289
Lat / Lon 53.12077° / -4.12686°
Easting / Northing 257,767E / 360,289N
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Grid Ref SH6226066798
Lat / Lon 53.18042° / -4.06257°
Easting / Northing 262,260E / 366,798N
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Llabet One's land is

Moors 22.7%
Other 1.6%
Pasture 50.3%
Urban 4.5%
Water 6.2%
Woods 14.8%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018


Robert Birnie

26 Mar 2024 Spring

The general route is good, with a couple of issues, the route through Sling could be improved, as detailed by Tim, in his previous review. the biggest drawback is definitely, the part after crossing the road A4244 at Beran garage, the quickly disappears into thick forest which is very difficult to pass through, this wood has various streams feeding into it which also makes it very boggy. My recommendation for a route between Bethesda and Llanberis would be the Llabet 3 path. This avoids the problems after Beran garage and does not have the problems of Mynydd Llandegai part of the route of Llabet 2.


19 Aug 2021 Summer

This is a challenging route with several steep sections and a height gain of over 300 m. Narrow sections and styles mean that mobility vehicles would not be able to access many parts of the route.

There is very little walking on roads and at times it can feel remote, but there are cafes at the start and finish and a garage with a shop approximately halfway.

The first part of the walk from Bethesda to Beran garage consists of some delightful but steep sections with pretty forest and woodland walks and outstanding views towards Anglesey and the Lleyn.

After this, the route is still mostly charming but the paths are less clear and two do not exist at all.

The reward at the end of the route is the glorious Llyn Padarn and when I did it I was able to have a quick cooling swim.

Having lived in the area for nearly 30 years, I was skeptical of the route at first, but I really enjoyed it (apart from the missing bits). With some tweaking, it could be a classic.

  • tim_radford


    19 Aug 2021

    The comments I made about route problems did not show up when the review was published. So I am putting them here too.

    The route after the common above Sling takes an illogical turn downhill at SH 5987 6655. It would be much better to continue up behind Graig Lwyd Cottage and across to the main forest path at SH 5986 6632. The walk is no less pretty, but saves unnecessary descending and ascending.

    The section through the wood SH 5664 6450 after crossing the road by Beran garage is impenetrable and very boggy. Do not go this way! Instead, follow the track through Blaen Cae Isaf SH 5674 6423 and turn right at Groeslon and follow the road to regain the route at SH5619 6402.

    The path at Ffrwd goch doesn't exist. Instead head West along the road to Braich-y-dinas and follow the path starting SH 5547 6331 downhill towards the abandoned railway line.

  • Daisy C

    Daisy C

    19 Oct 2022

    Hi Tim

    I've made a new route based on your helpful suggestions. Would you have a look over it please? And maybe review it once its uploaded too?

    It's not completely the same as your suggestion. Uses an EW path (shows on multiple aerial views) across the common above Sling to cut out both ups and downs, saving 35m total. Also uses the cycle route beside Llyn Padarn, which offical Country Park walking route also uses, so I'm fairly confident it'll work.

    Thanks, Daisy

  • tim_radford


    19 Oct 2022

    Hi Daisy

    Yes, your alternative Sling approach works. Crossing Y Parc in Sling can sometimes be awkward when the bracken is very high as the trails can disappear!

    The route through the forest after Y Parc (before 11 on your map) is on a little used path with a short very boggy section. It is a charming path though.

  • Daisy C

    Daisy C

    21 Oct 2022

    Hi Tim, thanks for replying! Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. I don't get notifications for some reason.

    Hmm, sounds like my ideas don't work out quite so well on the ground. Charming does sound good but boggy not so much, plus the bracken. Not a terribly reliable all-year route.

    This version is (what I made of) your suggestions plus the bike path bit. D'you mind checking it over?

  • tim_radford


    21 Oct 2022

    Hi Daisy

    Yes, your route seems to match my description.

  • Daisy C

    Daisy C

    21 Oct 2022

    All done Tim, thanks so much for your help. Maybe you can add a review and some of your lovely photos.

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