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Blaenau Ffestiniog

Gwynedd


Slow Ways linking Blaenau Ffestiniog and Bala, Beddgelert, Bethesda, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Pentrefoelas, Porthmadog, Trawsfynydd

Wales / Gwynedd / Blaenau Ffestiniog

Blaenau Ffestiniog’s eight Slow Ways are 34% checked

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

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Walk to Blaenau Ffestiniog from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Beddgelert—Blaenau Ffestiniog
Bedbla one Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 783m Descent 601m
Bethesda—Blaenau Ffestiniog
Betbla one Pioneer me Distance 37km/23mi Ascent 1,857m Descent 1,937m
Blaenau Ffestiniog—Bala
Blabal one Pioneer me Distance 29km/18mi Ascent 693m Descent 638m
Blaenau Ffestiniog—Betws-y-Coed
Blabet one

Double check Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 862m Descent 662m
Blaenau Ffestiniog—Pentrefoelas
Blapen one Pioneer me Distance 31km/19mi Ascent 1,139m Descent 1,122m
Blaenau Ffestiniog—Trawsfynydd
Blatra one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 518m Descent 530m
Blaenau Ffestiniog—Trawsfynydd
Blatra two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
Llanberis—Blaenau Ffestiniog
Llabla one Pioneer me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 1,542m Descent 1,654m
Porthmadog—Blaenau Ffestiniog
Porbla one

Double check Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 435m Descent 649m
Porthmadog—Blaenau Ffestiniog
Porbla two Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

38% of Blaenau Ffestiniog’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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5/10

reviewed

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surveyed

0/10

verified

1 people have contributed to Blaenau Ffestiniog’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Blaenau Ffestiniog

87km out of 227km have been walked and reviewed

87km of reviews have been shared in Blaenau Ffestiniog

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As you follow a quiet Station Road out of Trawsfynydd the first ambiguous place is after 1km at what looks like a scrapyard. After crossing the road and walking up, walkers will be walking next to a stream through green undergrowth and when they eventually cross it, they need to walk up a steep slope towards Llan Ffestiniog village....

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The last stretch of the route is on paved quiet roads and it ends with a long walk along the seafront at Porthmadog, where the sea is actually not visible because the pavement is blocked by a road....

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Porthmadog—Blaenau Ffestiniog

Petr Sadilek added Porbla two, a new walk from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Blaenau Ffestiniog—Trawsfynydd

Petr Sadilek added Blatra two, a new walk from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Trawsfynydd

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I suggest aiming for another overhead line tower as shown on the third photo. As you leave Ffestiniog and walk down to a stream between 9th and 10th km from Trawsfynydd, the route suggests turning right after crossing the stream. I believe walkers should turn left after the bridge (see the fourth photo), then approach another bridge after some 100m and instead of crossing it, only then should they turn sharply right and uphill. I suggest walkers should aim at a place to the right of the two trees shown on the fifth photo....

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Walkers should turn right then left towards a bus stop as shown on the first attached photo and follow paved roads. The route seems very inaccurate in this section because it suggests that walkers should not cross a railway line until after the Tanygrisiau reservoir. I believe the route should follow a marked footpath, cross the railway line and walk alongside the reservoir....

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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....

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Beddgelert—Blaenau Ffestiniog

Slow Ways added Bedbla one, a new walk from Beddgelert to Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Bethesda—Blaenau Ffestiniog

Slow Ways added Betbla one, a new walk from Bethesda to Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Blaenau Ffestiniog—Bala

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

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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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Blaenau Ffestiniog—Pentrefoelas

Slow Ways added Blapen one, a new walk from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Pentrefoelas

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Blaenau Ffestiniog—Trawsfynydd

Slow Ways added Blatra one, a new walk from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Trawsfynydd

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Llanberis—Blaenau Ffestiniog

Slow Ways added Llabla one, a new walk from Llanberis to Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Porthmadog—Blaenau Ffestiniog

Slow Ways added Porbla one, a new walk from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wed 21 February

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Blaenau Ffestiniog’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SH7007845911

Lat / Lon

52.99474° / -3.93721°

Easting / Northing

270,078E / 345,911N

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