|Fairy Glen Betws y Coed||1 miles (1 km)||Visit this delightful glen in Betws y Coed and enjoy little waterfalls, rapids and cascades in a wooded gorge on the River Conwy. You can pick up the Fairy Glen footpath from the A470 north of the falls. It is located just where the road crosses the river and runs for about half a mile through the glen. There are some steep steps to climb down so please take car when wet as they can be a bit slippery. The glen is a delightfully peaceful area with the rushing water surrounded by interesting vegetation and attractive woodland.|
If you enjoy this walk then you could head to the nearby Swallow Falls. These can be reached from Betws-y-Coed by following the Afon Llugwy to the falls. It's a lovely riverside walk, with woodland trails and a series of waterfalls to enjoy.
Just south of Fairy Glen you will find Conwy Falls. It's about a mile down the river and consists of a short circular trail through the Conwy Forest Park. This takes you to the River Conwy where you will find the lovely 50 ft waterfall. View Full Details>>
|Swallow Falls||2 miles (4 km)||This walk follows the Afon Llugwy from Betws-y-Coed to the beautiful Swallow Falls in the Snowdonia National Park. This is a popular riverside walk, passing along woodland trails with a series of waterfalls to enjoy. |
The walk starts in the delightful village of Betws-y-Coed in the Conwy valley. The area is popular with walkers as it is surrounded by some wonderful woodland trails, the Clogwyn Cyrrau Nature Reserve, the Llyn Elsi, and the rivers Conwy, Llugwy and Lledr. This walk takes you along the Llugwy passing the wooden Miner's Bridge and several smaller waterfalls before coming to Swallow Falls. The falls are charming and are best enjoyed after wet weather. You can enjoy refreshments at the nearby Swallow Falls Hotel.
If you enjoy this walk then you could head to the nearby Conwy Falls. Here you will find a short circular trail through the Conwy Forest Park. This takes you to the River Conwy where you will find the lovely 50 ft waterfall.
Also nearby is the delightful Fairy Glen where you can enjoy little waterfalls, rapids and cascades in a magical wooded gorge on the River Conwy. View Full Details>>
|Conwy Falls||1 miles (1 km)||Follow the circular Conwy Falls Walk through this beautiful wooded gorge near Betws-y-Coed. The walk starts from the car park and cafe located just off the A5 where it meets the B4406. You then pick up the trail through the woodland to the River Conwy where you will find the lovely falls. Here the river drops 50 feet (15 m) into a deep pool. It's a short, easy walk with a number of good viewpoints. You can refresh yourself in the good sized cafe after your walk. |
To extend your walk you can pick up a footpath along the river to Fairy Glen. Here you will find little waterfalls, rapids and cascades chanelled into a narrow ravine on the River Conwy. It's a delightful place and is only about a mile up river from Conwy Falls.
Also nearby are the wonderful Swallow Falls. These can be reached from Betws-y-Coed by following the Afon Llugwy to the falls. It's a lovely riverside walk, with woodland trails and a series of waterfalls to enjoy. View Full Details>>
|Bodnant Garden||2 miles (3 km)||These beautiful 80 acre gardens in Conwy have miles of footpaths, wonnderful floral displays and spectacular views across Snowdonia. In the park you will find formal gardens bounded by clipped box hedges, ornamental ponds , tranquil pools, fountains, formal herbaceous borders, an enclosed laburnum arch and many rose gardens. There is also a pretty Pin Mill located on the delightful canal terrace, a steep wooded valley with a stream, the Dell with the river Hiraethlyn flowing through and the delightful Italianate terraces.|
The gardens are located near Tal-y-Cafn on the River Conwy. View Full Details>>
|Alwen Trail||7 miles (12 km)||This is a circular cycling and walking trail around the delightful Alwen Reservoir in Conwy, North Wales.
You will pass through forest plantations and up onto Mynydd Hiraethog where there are splendid views of the surrounding area.|
The route is decorated with six interpretation panels with information about local history, culture and folklore. Wildlife lovers should look out for curlew, the rare Black Grouse and Red Squirrels.
The route is well way-marked with blue posts.
To continue your reservoir walking in the area, just head east to the larger Llyn Brenig. You can follow an excellent circular trail around the water with more great views, woodland trails and the lovely heather moorland of the Denbigh Moors. View Full Details>>
|Llyn Elsi||3 miles (5 km)||This walk visits the lovely Llyn Elsi from the village of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park. It's about a 1 mile walk from the village to the lake where you can pick up a circular trail around the water. Start the walk from just behind St. Mary's church then steadily climb through the woodland to the peaceful lake.|
Llyn Elsi is surrounded by attractive woodland where you can extend your walk on a number of trails. It sits in an elevated position of about 800ft so there are lovely views towards the Carneddau range, the Glyderau range and Moel Siabod.
To continue your walking in the area you can visit the splendid Fairy Glen where you'll find little waterfalls, rapids and cascades in a wooded gorge on the River Conwy. Near here there's also other lovely walks to Conwy Falls and Swallow Falls.
The reservoir is located in the Gwydyr Forest area of the national park. You can find a series of other beautiful reservoirs here with more lovely walking trails. View Full Details>>
|North Wales Path||60 miles (96 km)||Explore hills, valleys, mountains and the beautiful coast on this stunning walk through North Wales.The walk starts at Bangor (Gwynedd) in the west and heads to Prestatyn (Denbighshire) in the east. |
The first section runs between the seaside towns of Bangor and Conwy passing through the Carneddau mountain range in the Snowdonia National Park on the way. You will also pass the 120 ft Aber Falls in the foothills of the Carneddau range before coming to Conwy Mountain. The mountain overlooks the sea of Conwy Bay and is topped by Neolithic hut circles and the hillfort of Castell Caer Seion.
The next section runs along the coast from Conwy to Colwyn Bay via Llandudno. There are fabulous views of Conwy Sands, Ormes Bay and Penrhyn Bay as you follow this beautiful section of coastline. Also of interest is Llandudno Pier in the seaside resort of Llandudno. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales.
The final section runs from Colwyn Bay to Prestatyn. There are more lovely, long coastal sections as you pass Abergele before arriving at the popular seaside town of Rhyl. You then head inland to Dyserth before finishing at Prestatyn.
The walk is waymarked with a green and black disc. View Full Details>>
|Fairy Falls Trefriw||1 miles (2 km)||Visit these pretty falls in Trefriw and enjoy a stroll along the rushing water of the River Crafnant. From the parking area follow the trails along the river behind the mills to the falls. There's little bridges which make nice viewpoints down to the falls.|
After exploring the falls you can enjoy a riverside walk along the Crafnant to the point where it joins the River Conwy, just north of the village.
The Fairy Falls hotel is a great place for refreshments after your walk.
To extend your walking in the area head south west and visit the beautiful Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafnant. There's two lovely circular trails to try here with wonderful views of the Carneddau mountains. View Full Details>>