GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Regional Cycle Route 12 - Bwlch y Groes

24 miles (38.2 km)

A circular cycle route exploring a beautiful section of the Snowdonia National Park.
The route starts off at the beautiful Bala Lake and follows a series of surfaced off road tracks to Lake Vyrnwy before heading through the River Eunant Valley. The final section takes you through the spectacular Bwlch y Groes, the second highest public roadmountain passinWales,with a summit altitude of 545 metres (1,788ft). Also known as the Hellfire Pass, it is arguably the most challenging climb in Wales. You are rewarded with fantastic views from the high points though.

Regional Cycle Route 12 - Bwlch y Groes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Regional Cycle Route 12 - Bwlch y Groes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Llyn Tegid-Lake Bala - - 1425935

Llyn Tegid-Lake Bala

Narrow road descending into Cwm Cynllwyd - - 3023492

Narrow road descending into Cwm Cynllwyd

Approaching Cwmnadroedd cattle grid - - 4475782

Approaching Cwmnadroedd cattle grid

Lake Vyrnwy - - 1536850

Lake Vyrnwy

Waun y Gadfa - - 1399285

Waun y Gadfa. The road ascends the bowl of Eunant Fawr valley, viewed from the northern slopes.

River Eunant valley - - 3024808

River Eunant valley

Road up the Eunant Valley - - 3026826

Road up the Eunant Valley

View down Cwm Cynllwyd - - 1372960

View down Cwm Cynllwyd. From the highest pass in North Wales, Bwlch y Groes, this view to the north west looks into Cwm Cynllwyd and the mountains of Snowdonia beyond.


GPS Files

GPX File

Regional Cycle Route 12.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)