GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lon Eifion

11 miles (18 km)

This splendid cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway path from Caernarfon to Bryncir on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It's a good surfaced traffic free path making it ideal for a safe family cycle or a leisurely walk. There are lovely views of the surrounding Welsh Countryside and mountains such as Yr Eifl (or the Rivals) and Snowdon. The route runs alongside the Welsh Highland Railwayso you should also see some wonderful steam trains as you go.
The route starts at Caernarfon at the impressive Caernarfon Castle, and heads south through the town, crossing the River Seiont on the way. You continue to Llanwnda and Groeslon where you pass the lovely Glynllifon Country Park. It's well worth taking a short detour from the path and visiting the park with its woodland, gardens, parkland and river. There is also a cafe, a maze and exhibits such as steam power pistons restored byFred Dibnah.
The route continues through Penygroes before the final stretch takes you to the finish point at the little village of Bryncir.

Lon Eifion OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lon Eifion Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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View south along Lon Eifion from the Cefn Graianog crossing

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Coed wedi troi ar Lon Eifion

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Panoramic view east towards the summit of Craig Goch from Lon Eifion

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View south east from Lon Eifion over Cefn Graianog quarry towards Bwlch Du mountain

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View east towards the stream from Cwm Dulyn lake as it passess under Lon Eifion

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View east towards Llanllyfni and Snowdonia from the Dyffryn Nantlle embankment

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View northwest from the crossing of Lon Eifion and Ffordd Clynnog at Penygroes

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View south towards Yr Eifl from Llanwnda

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GPS Files

GPX File

Lon Eifion.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Lon Eifion.mmo (right click - 'Save As')