GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cwm Pennant

4 miles (6 km)

This circular walk explores the beautiful Cwm Pennant in the Snowdonia National Park.
This stunning valley stretches from north of the villages ofDolbenmaenandGolantowards the Drwys y Coed pass, betweenMoel HebogandCrib Nantlle.
The walk starts at some roadside parking a few miles north east of Dolbenmaen. You can then follow a mixture of country lanes and footpaths through the area which includes lovely views of the Afon Dwyfor and the surrounding mountains of Snowdonia.


LL51 9AX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cwm Pennant OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cwm Pennant Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north east there's miles of good cycling and walking trails around the expansive Beddgelert Forest. The Lon Gwyrfai multi user path skirts the eastern edge of the forest. The trail runs betweenRhyd Ddu and Beddgelert along a nice easy surfaced path.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Beddgelert Walks and the Snowdonia Walks pages.


Cwm Pennant - - 90525

Cwm Pennant. This is one of the wonderful wild places of Wales. The hills in the background are the Nantlle Ridge.

Bridge over Afon Dwyfor - - 197196

Bridge over Afon Dwyfor. Just below this bridge over Afon Dwyfor, this pool provides a refreshing dip after a hot day walking in the mountains above Cwm Pennant.

Autumn bounty in Cwm Pennant - - 1060330

Autumn bounty in Cwm Pennant. A wonderfully berried hawthorn bush.

Farmland in Cwm Pennant - - 1060361

Farmland in the valley.

Plas-y-Pennant farm - - 1059765

Plas-y-Pennant farm

Pennant Chapel - - 1285988

Pennant Chapel. The little chapel in Cwm Pennant has a date stone for 1870. Although only an infrequent visitor, I can remember when this chapel had a congregation but it's now for sale, presumably for conversion into a habitation.

The Old School, Llanfihangel-y-pennant - - 90523

The Old School, Llanfihangel-y-pennant

Rhwngddwyafon farm - - 1060334

Rhwngddwyafon farm. Seen from Chwarel-y-Plas.


GPS Files

GPX File

Cwm Pennant.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Cwm Pennant.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)