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WALK HERE

Turn to Walk 24 in this is­sue. The church is open daily from dawn ‘til dusk, with ser­vices ev­ery third Sun­day from Easter to Oct and for other cel­e­bra­tions. Many peo­ple walk up to­gether from the Sy­ch­nant Pass, www.caru­conwy. com/llange­lyn­nin-old-church/

GET­TING THERE

Rowen is four miles south of Conwy, via the B5106 and coun­try lanes. Bus 19 from Llan­dudno runs via Conwy to Betws-y-Coed, and stops at the old Post Of­fice in Rowen. Both Conwy and Betws have train sta­tions.

WHERE TO STAY

Rowen Youth Hos­tel ( www. yha.org.uk/hos­tel/yha-rowen) has 20 beds in an old farm­house above the vil­lage with gor­geous views across the Conwy Val­ley (beds from £18; Ex­clu­sive Hire only in win­ter when it’s £225 a night for the whole place). We stayed at the big­ger hos­tel in Conwy ( www.yha. org.uk/hos­tel/yha-conwy) with beds from £15 (Ex­clu­sive Hire only Nov-Mar from £449pn – it sleeps 82). Or try Rowen’s Coed Mawr

Hall (01492 650922, www. co­ed­mawrhall.com) which has five lux­u­ri­ous bed­rooms and three self­ca­ter­ing cot­tages. Dou­ble B&B rooms from £90pn, cot­tages from £311 a week (cot­tages only Nov-Feb, no B&B). Plenty of year-round op­tions in Conwy.

WHERE TO EAT

Ty Gwyn (01492 650232, www.tyg­wyn-pub.com) is a cosy white­washed pub in Rowen, with Welsh singing by the fire on Fri­day nights. The evening menu in­cludes steak and ale pie (£13) and but­ter­nut curry (£10), with a roast on Sun­day lunchtimes (two cour­ses, £13). Open from 4pm on win­ter week­days, from noon at week­ends. On the lane to­wards Conwy there’s the Dutch

Pan­cake Café (01492 651063, www.con­wywa­ter­gar­dens.co.uk) which serves 65 flavours of pan­cake, sweet and savoury. MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION See www.vis­it­wales.com and www.vis­it­snow­do­nia.info or call Conwy TIC on 01492 577566.

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