Conwy Route 7-9
A gateway for an ultimate weekend in the Welsh Carneddau range
I t’s no surprise that Conwy attracts day trippers. The bold castle and its fortress-like walls dominate the town while Telford’s famous suspension bridge is another eye-catcher. And then there’s the smallest house in Britain, as well as hearty helpings of fish and chips. But look west, beyond the cluster of narrow streets, and you’ll soon realise that Conwy is also the gateway to the wild Carneddau range. The moors almost tumble into town and lots of paths, many with ancient origins, lead west over knobbly foothills to high ridges, dark crags and lonely lakes. The wild ponies and croaking ravens probably wonder why so many walkers seem to be sucked towards Snowdon but, after a few days here, you too will start to appreciate the empty mountains that rise above the coastline of North Wales.
Walking north from Carnedd Llewelyn to Foel Grach – Cwm Caseg drops away to the left.
ACCOMMODATION Conwy YHA, down in the town 0345 371 9732; Rowen YHA, up in the hills 0345 371 9038; Conwy Valley Barn, with bunkhouse, camping and self-catering cottage (01492) 660504 PRACTICALITIES Conwy has all the facilities you need, including...
TRANSPORT Nearest bus station Conwy. Visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/wales for bus connections PUBS/GRUB The Erskine Arms, Conwy (01492) 593535; Y Bedol Inn, Tal-y-bont (01492) 660164); Ty Gwyn Hotel, Rowen (01492) 650232 The view south-east from Carnedd...
ROUTE 7 Conwy Mountain, Allt Wen & Maen Esgob ROUTE 8 Tal y Fan & Foel-ganol ROUTE 9 Foel-fras, Carnedd Llewelyn & Gledrffordd