Conwy Route 7-9

A gate­way for an ul­ti­mate week­end in the Welsh Carned­dau range

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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

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