GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Llangynog Walks

2 miles (3.5 km)

This pretty North Welsh village sits in a fine spot at the confluence of the Rivers Tanat and Eirth. It is located at the foot of the stunning Berwyn Mountains with some fine walking trails to try.
The surrounding area is often coined the Welsh Lake District with Bala Lake, Lake Vyrnwy and Llyn Celyn all nearby.
This circular walk from the village climbs to Y Gribin before heading to the old quarries at Craig Rhiwarth. The scenery is very beautiful with great views of the Tanat Valley from the high points.
For a more challenging walk in the area head just a few miles north east to climb to Cadair Berwyn, the highest point in the Berwyn Mountains. Near here there's also the beautiful Pistyll Rhaeadr, another of the highlights of the immediate area.

Postcode

SY10 0EX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Llangynog OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Llangynog Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Llangynog

  • Lake Vyrnwy - Follow the lakeside cycle lanes around this lovely reservoir on this circular ride in Powys
  • Oswestry - This large market town near the Welsh border has some nice walking trails to try to the west
  • Bala Lake - Bala Lake (or Llyn Tegid) is the largest natural lake in Wales
  • Welshpool - This town in Powys is located close to the Welsh-English border on the Montgomery Canal.This walk takes you along a section of the canal from Welshpool to Berriew for a distance of about 5 miles using a flat path
  • Cadair Berwyn - Climb to the highest point in theBerwyn Mountains range on this challenging walk in North East Wales
  • Llyn Celyn - Enjoy a little stroll along this reservoir in the valley of the River Tryweryn
  • Pererindod Melangell - Travel from Pont Llogel to Llangynog and enjoy fabulous views of Lake Vyrnwy on this challenging walk
  • Pistyll Rhaeadr - Visit this spectacular 240-foot (73m) waterfall regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales
  • Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog - This pretty village is located in a wonderful rural spot in the beautiful Upper Ceiriog Valley near Wrexham

Pubs/Cafes

The New Inn is a nice place to enjoy rest and refreshment after your walk. The walker friendly inn serves good quality food which you can enjoy around the log fires in the cosy interior. If the weather is good then the garden area is a great place to relax. They also provide accommodation if you would like to stay in this lovely area. You can find them on Berwyn Street at a postcode of SY10 0EX for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area is a nice place for a dog walk, though some of the hills are quite steep. The New Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the west you'll find one of the highlights of the area at the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy. There's a great cycling and walking trail around the expansive reservoir, with lots of wildlife to look out for on the way.

Photos

Llangynog Bridge over Afon Tanat (geograph 2238984)

Llangynog Bridge over Afon Tanat

Llangynog and Tanat Valley - geograph.org.uk - 67254

Llangynog and Tanat Valley

Y Gribin, Llangynog - geograph.org.uk - 95996

Y Gribin. Slate mines and quarries above the village of Llangynog.

Craig Rhiwarth - geograph.org.uk - 553119

Craig Rhiwarth. From Llangynog which lies at the confluence of the Tanat and Eirth with three steep mountains surrounding it. Slate and granite were quarried and lead was mined here. There are still working quarries in the area.

Lane outside Llangynog - geograph.org.uk - 3106746

Lane outside Llangynog

Craig Rhiwarth - geograph.org.uk - 553122

Craig Rhiwarth. The picture shows a disused incline from the days of the slate quarries. Craig Rhiwarth (532m) is topped by an ancient fort.

Afon Eirth at Llangynog - geograph.org.uk - 2239003

Afon Eirth

The Tanat Valley Inn, Llangynog - geograph.org.uk - 3106715

The Tanat Valley Inn

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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