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Walks around Penmachno and Ysbyty Ifan

Twenty four walks exploring a little known area of Snowdonia National Park, close to the tourist hotspot of Betws-y-Coed, yet free of the crowds.

 

The historic Welsh speaking villages of Penmachno and Ysbyty Ifan lie on important drovers routes within a fascinating landscape of attractive river valleys, enclosed upland pasture, open hills, forest and moorland. Much of the area, encompassing the Machno, Eidda and Upper Conwy valleys, is part of the Ysbyty estate now managed by the National Trust. It is a delightful area to explore on foot, with a good Rights of Way network, which has recently been upgraded.

 

The walks visit places of interest, including Ty Mawr, old slate quarries, upland reservoirs, and waterfalls. They feature old drovers' routes, a stunning upland quarry tramway, and breathtaking views. They range from easy valley walks to more demanding hill and moorland treks.

 

 

 

 

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David's books are available from local tourist information centres, all good bookshops, outdoor shops and other local outlets which vary from area to area. Alternatively any book can be ordered direct from Kittiwake