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Betws-y-Coed

Conwy


Slow Ways linking Betws-y-Coed and Bethesda, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwytherin, Llanrwst, Pentrefoelas

Wales / Conwy / Betws-y-Coed

Betws-y-Coed’s five Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Betws-y-Coed from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bethesda—Betws-y-Coed
Betbet one Pioneer me Distance 26km/16mi Ascent 699m Descent 578m
Bethesda—Betws-y-Coed
Betbet two Pioneer me Distance 30km/19mi Ascent 1,575m Descent 1,454m
Bethesda—Betws-y-Coed
Betbet three Verify me Distance 28km/17mi Ascent 787m Descent 666m
Betws-y-Coed—Gwytherin
Betgwy one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 511m Descent 294m
Betws-y-Coed—Pentrefoelas
Betpen one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 307m Descent 491m
Betws-y-Coed—Llanrwst
Betwlla one Survey me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 269m Descent 263m
Blaenau Ffestiniog—Betws-y-Coed
Blabet one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 862m Descent 662m

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Collective progress

43% of Betws-y-Coed’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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4/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

1/7

verified

4 people have contributed to Betws-y-Coed’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Betws-y-Coed

68km out of 138km have been walked and reviewed

108km of reviews have been shared in Betws-y-Coed

Latest Updates

Walk through the valley follows an easy trail until Llyn Ogwen....

Eddie Jones

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NOTE: when we completed it (Feb 2024) suspension bridge in Betws-y-Coed was closed so dropped down to the A5 at Waterloo Bridge and followed this into the village....

Eddie Jones

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A nice forest walk past Llyn Parc...

Howard White

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This route rises above Betws-y-Coed via a wide path through a forest with many wooden seats, benches and inspirational messages along the way. 1.3km behind Betws-y-Coed where the route continues straight ahead instead of continuing along one of the wider paths. There was a similar inaccuracy on the other side of the hill where the route goes through a railway underpass and rises uphill again....

Petr Sadilek

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It then follows Afon Ogwen stream and crosses it via bridge shown on the third photo. The next section goes along the main A5 road out of Bethesda and you need to watch out for an exit towards the stream as shown on the fourth photo. When it reaches Dorothy Stringer Outdoor Pursuit Trust farm there are wooden steps over a stonewall to cross on the right. The fifth photo shows the most dangerous rocky hole that walkers need to cross. The route continues by Gwern Gof Isaf Campside with a couple of wooden tables by the side. The GPS signal between 9th and 8th km before Betws-y-Coed was erratic - sometimes showing my location too far to the right of the route and a couple of steps away showing my location too far to the left. Somewhere between 4th and 3rd km before Betws-y-coed, the route crosses a tributary of Afon Llugwy stream via a wooden bridge....

Petr Sadilek

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A nice walk through a forest along an easy-to-follow route. Slopes can be steep at the Betws-y-coed end. Paths themselves are mostly wide and/or well-trodden....

Petr Sadilek

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Betws-y-Coed

Claire Dickens surveyed Betws-y-Coed

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The last path in the woods was very slippy and wet, alternative route would be to carry on the track and turn right by the church!!! Lovely Sunday walk - thanks....

rhona

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Betws-y-Coed—Gwytherin

Neil Summersgill added Betgwy one, a new walk from Betws-y-Coed to Gwytherin

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Bethesda—Betws-y-Coed

Slow Ways added Betbet one, a new walk from Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed

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Bethesda—Betws-y-Coed

Slow Ways added Betbet two, a new walk from Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed

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Bethesda—Betws-y-Coed

Slow Ways added Betbet three, a new walk from Bethesda to Betws-y-Coed

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Betws-y-Coed—Pentrefoelas

Slow Ways added Betpen one, a new walk from Betws-y-Coed to Pentrefoelas

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Betws-y-Coed—Llanrwst

Slow Ways added Betwlla one, a new walk from Betws-y-Coed to Llanrwst

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Blaenau Ffestiniog—Betws-y-Coed

Slow Ways added Blabet one, a new walk from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Betws-y-Coed

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Betws-y-Coed, Thu 25 April

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Betws-y-Coed’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SH7950256567

Lat / Lon

53.09268° / -3.80086°

Easting / Northing

279,502E / 356,567N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Betws-y-Coed's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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