GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rowen Walks

2 miles (4 km)

This little village sits in a fine location in the beautiful River Conwy valley.
It's a lovely place for a stroll with lots of pretty cottages and theAfon Roe, atributaryof theRiver Conwy, flowing through the village.
There's also an excellent local pub to relax in after your exercise. Rowen is considered one of the prettiest villages in Wales and a real hidden gem.
Rowen is a popular start point for the climb to Tal Y Fan which lies just to the west. It's also on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park where there are numerous walking options.
This circular walk from the village takes you into the surrounding countryside on some quiet country lanes and footpaths. The lanes climb to the north providing some splendid views over the area. On the eastern side of the walk you will also visit the lovely Conwy Water Gardens. The gardens include a nature trail taking you through a peaceful woodland valley with lakes and lots of wildlife to see. Look out for pheasants, otters, various birds and lots of hens & ducks. There's also a Pancake House for refreshments and an Aquatic Centre.

Rowen OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rowen Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Rowen

  • Tal Y Fan - This walk climbs to Tal Y Fan in the Carneddau mountainsof North Wales.
  • Conwy Mountain - Enjoy fabulous views over Conwy Bay and the Welsh mountains on this climb to Conwy Mountain (Mynydd y Dref).
    You can follow a section of the North Wales Path from the town up into the hills
  • Llandudno to Conwy - This route takes you along a fine section of the North Wales Coast Path from Llandudno to Conwy
  • Great Orme Country Park - Explore thislimestone headland in Llandudno and enjoy spectacular views of the North Wales coast on this circular walk
  • Dolgarrog Pipeline Walk - This walk explores the area around the village of Dolgarrog in Conwy County Borough on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park
  • Llanfairfechan - This seaside resort in Conwy County has some lovely coastal trails, riverside paths, lovely beaches and some local challenging hill climbs to try
  • Deganwy Castle - This walk visits the historic Deganwy Castle in the town of Deganwy, Conwy
  • Moel Eilio - This circular walk climbs to Moel Eilio from Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Llanrwst - This attractive market town is located in an ideal spot in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Llyn Crafnant - Llyn Crafnant is another beautiful reservoir in the Gwydyr Forest area of the Snowdonia National Park
  • Llyn Geirionydd - An easy circular walk around the delightful Llyn Geirionydd in the Gwydyr Forest area of the Snowdonia National Park
  • Gwydyr Forest - This large area of woodland encircles the popular village of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Betws Y Coed River Walk - A circular walk along the Afon Llugy and the River Conwy in the Snowdonia village of Betws Y Coed
  • Fairy Falls Trefriw - Visit these pretty falls in Trefriw and enjoy a stroll along the rushing water of the River Crafnant
  • Llyn Parc - This walk takes you from Betws Y Coed to the lovely Llyn Parc in the Gwydyr Forest
  • Llanfair Talhaiarn - This pretty village sit in a fine location, surrounded by the countryside of the lovely River Elwy Valley.
  • Llyn Eigiau - This walk visits the beautiful Llyn Eigiau in the Carneddau Mountains of the Snowdonia National Park.
  • Jubilee Path Penmaenmawr - This walk takes you along the elevated Jubilee Path above Penmaenmawr on the North Wales coast
  • Foel Fras - Climb to the summit of Foel Fras on this challenging climb in theCarneddaumountain range in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Cadair Ifan Goch - This walk climbs to Cadair Ifan Goch in the Conwy Valleyjust north of Llanrwst, North Wales.

Pubs/Cafes

The Ty Gwyn is a fine local village pub. The historic pub dates back to 1784 and includes a delightful riverside garden where you can enjoy a meal outside on warmer days. You can find the inn on the High Street at a postcode of LL32 8YU for your sat navs. The pubs is also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north there's the North Wales coast where you can visit Conwy and enjoy a climb to the wonderful viewpoint at Conwy Mountain. The Jubilee Path at Penmaenmawr can also be picked up in this area.
For some interesting local history try the Dolgarrog Pipeline Walk to the south. 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.

Photos

Y Ty Gwyn - geograph.org.uk - 247337

Y Ty Gwyn. Pretty and hospitable pub in Rowen. Frequent entry in the Good Beer Guide and a great pub full of local atmosphere. Usually Welsh singing around the organ on a Friday night.

Rowen - geograph.org.uk - 2430763

Rowen has won tidiest village awards several times. In the past, the village had a greater significance; it had threemills, and several ale houses andinns. It also had apandyorfulling mill, sowoollencloth must have been made nearby.

View above Tan Rallt near Rowen in the Conwy Valley - geograph.org.uk - 2710850

View above Tan Rallt near Rowen in the Conwy Valley

Footbridge across Afon Roe in Rowen - geograph.org.uk - 209015

Footbridge across Afon Roe in Rowen

The road into Rowen - geograph.org.uk - 2430734

The road into Rowen

Zion Chapel, Rowen - 2710855 968f30bc

Zion Chapel, Rowen

Cottages in Rowen - geograph.org.uk - 2871115

Cottages in Rowen

Secluded cottage above the Conwy Valley - geograph.org.uk - 2710852

Secluded cottage above the Conwy Valley

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