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Bala / Y Bala

Gwynedd


Slow Ways linking Bala and Blaenau Ffestiniog, Corwen, Dolgellau, Llanarmon, Llanfyllin, Mallwyd, Pentrefoelas, Trawsfynydd

Wales / Gwynedd / Bala

Bala’s eight Slow Ways are 34% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 3/8
verified: 0/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Bala from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bala—Llanarmon
Balalla one Pioneer me Distance 32km/20mi Ascent 1,147m Descent 1,249m
Bala—Corwen
Balcor one Review me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 515m Descent 541m
Bala—Llanfyllin
Ballla one Pioneer me Distance 32km/20mi Ascent 1,336m Descent 1,298m
Blaenau Ffestiniog—Bala
Blabal one Pioneer me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 693m Descent 638m
Dolgellau—Bala
Dolbal one

Double check Distance 33km/21mi Ascent 1,017m Descent 865m
Dolgellau—Bala
Dolbal two Review me Distance 34km/21mi Ascent - Descent -
Mallwyd—Bala
Malbal one Review me Distance 33km/20mi Ascent 1,276m Descent 1,354m
Pentrefoelas—Bala
Penbal one Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 579m Descent 542m
Trawsfynydd—Bala
Trabal one Pioneer me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 629m Descent 566m

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Collective progress

36% of Bala’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

4/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

0/9

verified

2 people have contributed to Bala’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Bala

120km out of 262km have been walked and reviewed

120km of reviews have been shared in Bala

Latest Updates

No sooner have we left Dolgellau and we start walking on unpaved roads, heading uphill. Eventually we leave the road, and travel up private drives and tracks past a couple of farms, which becomes a short footpath through a wooded area. Past the entrance to the Torrent Walk, we head uphill along another unpaved road, but this is a very quiet one, and we soon leave and head down a greentrack between fields. From there, over the tracks, and once more up through fields and down tracks, with a short unpaved section of road, but this section can be busy at times. Past Llangower, we head uphill through a moor, before crossing a road and heading through the field beyond....

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What already promised to be a long and arduous route was made even more difficult by a section that, on the ground, does not correspond to what's on the ground at all....

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Dolgellau—Bala

Hiking Historian added Dolbal two, a new walk from Dolgellau to Bala

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A bit of an obstacle blocking the right of way at Brynderw farm but just stay to the south of the farm buildings. The moorland crossing at Mynnyd Mynyllod was a bit bleak, in the rainy and misty conditions, but stay on the tracks in a direct line with no turn offs and it leads you the correct way....

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Also if breaking this long route, there is a good campsite behind Pandy station....

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Bala—Corwen

Hiking Historian pledged to walk Balcor one

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Bala—Llanarmon

Slow Ways added Balalla one, a new walk from Bala to Llanarmon

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Bala—Corwen

Slow Ways added Balcor one, a new walk from Bala to Corwen

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Bala—Llanfyllin

Slow Ways added Ballla one, a new walk from Bala to Llanfyllin

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Blaenau Ffestiniog—Bala

Slow Ways added Blabal one, a new walk from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Bala

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Dolgellau—Bala

Slow Ways added Dolbal one, a new walk from Dolgellau to Bala

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Mallwyd—Bala

Slow Ways added Malbal one, a new walk from Mallwyd to Bala

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Pentrefoelas—Bala

Slow Ways added Penbal one, a new walk from Pentrefoelas to Bala

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Trawsfynydd—Bala

Slow Ways added Trabal one, a new walk from Trawsfynydd to Bala

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Bala, Wed 24 April

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Bala’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SH9252835903

Lat / Lon

52.90979° / -3.59955°

Easting / Northing

292,528E / 335,903N

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