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Conwy Valley Way

Conwy Valley Way Walking Guidebook

Conwy Valley Way Walking Guidebook

by: David Berry
This long distance trail explores both sides of the part-wooded Conwy Valley, one of the most beautiful areas of North Wales, lying on the eastern edge of Snowdonia National Park. From the Great Orme, a stunning limestone headland protecting Conwy Bay, the trail follows the river from the mouth of the estuary down the eastern side of the valley and on to its source at remote Llyn Conwy, high in the Migneint moors. It then returns along the more rugged western side of the valley, passing through Gwydyr Forest Park containing various upland lakes, to eventually finish at the medieval fortified walled town of Conwy, a World Heritage Site.

The meandering, undulating trail passes through a diverse landscape of estuary, wooded river valleys, upland pasture, hills, moorland, forest, woodland, scenic upland lakes, waterfalls and dunes. It visits classic viewpoints, nature reserves, picturesque towns and villages. Also many places of historic interest, including ancient bridges and churches, a Roman fort, Neolithic burial chambers, Iron Age hillfort and lead mining relics. The Conwy Valley Way can be undertaken as a continuous walk of up to 102 miles, with a choice of routes; as two separate walks, south and north; or as a series of short linear day walks linked by easily accessible public transport (details provided). The book also provides a fascinating insight into the history of the valley and the communities the trail passes through.

The book includes an introductory chapter followed by a detailed route description divided into ten section chapters. Clear sketch maps illustrate the descriptive text and numbered paragraphs are shown as location points on the maps to aid navigation. Practical information is included in a closing chapter. The route is described in the following stages

Llandudno to Glan Conwy - 12.5 miles
Glan Conwy to Llanrwst - 13 or 14.5 mile route options
Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed - 9 miles
Betws-y-Coed to Ysbyty Ifan - 7.5 miles
Ysbyty Ifan to Penmachno - 12.75 miles, or 3.75 mile shortcut
Penmachno to Betws-y-Coed - 5.5 or 8 mile route optons
Betws-y-Coed to Trefriw - 8.25 or 12.75 mile route options
Trefriw to Pontwgan - 8 or 9 mile route options
Pontwgan to Conwy - 6.75 or 11 mile route options
Conwy to Conwy Bay - 5 miles

The actual distance walked and time taken will depend upon the route options that are chosen. This is a very flexible long distance route. For an overview route map click the link below the 'Add to Cart' button

ISBN 9781902302461 Pages 83 (2012) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 8.95