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Cadair Ifan Goch Walk

1 miles (1.6 km)

This walk climbs to the excellent viewpoint on Cadair Ifan Goch in the Conwy Valleyjust north of Llanrwst, North Wales.
The walk starts from the National Trust car park located at Maenan, just to the south of the hill. From here you can pick up footpaths heading north west through woodland to the 207 metres (679ft) high summit. From here there are wonderful views across the river valley to theCarneddaumountains in the distance.
Just to the west, on the other side of the river, you can continue your outing on the Dolgarrog Pipeline Walk. This explores the area around the little village, visiting the impressive pipeline structure and the Coedty reservoir. Near here there's also the beautiful Llyn Eigiau where the reservoir dam was breached leading to the Dolgarrog Dam disaster of 1925.


LL26 0YD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Footpath to Cadair Ifan Goch - - 2144129

Footpath to Cadair Ifan Goch

Chapelhouse at Maenan - - 201898

Chapelhouse at Maenan

Cadair Ifan Goch - - 456816

Cadair Ifan Goch

Cadair Ifan Goch with River Conwy in distance - - 456826

Cadair Ifan Goch with River Conwy in distance. According to legend, the giant Ifan Goch sat on this ledge to cool his feet in the river Conwy below. Another version tells how he is alleged to stand with one foot on Cadair Ifan Goch on one side of the valley, and the other onPen-y-Gaeron the opposite side of the valley in order to wash his face in the river.

Reed beds - - 1295611

Reed beds in the river valley to the west. As the Afon Ddu approaches the Afon Conwy, thick reed beds appear on both sides of the floodbank. The large, white house in the distance is Plas Maenan, now a hotel but originally the house of the owner of the Aluminium Works. It is supposed that he was able to tell if production was in full swing by looking from his front windows.

Afon Conwy with reeds - - 1295662

Afon Conwy with reeds. Looking over the reed-fringed river to thick woodland clothing the eastern side of the Conwy Valley by Cadair Ifan Goch. The A470 trunk road and the railway line do not intrude in the picture.


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