Capel Curig to Betws y Coed via Sarn Helen

Distance, Ascent and Time 24km, 700m, 7 hours

OS Map Required Explorer 017 & Explorer 018BMC MapLandranger 115

Difficulties Distance

Start / End Capel Curig

Facilities WC/Pub  both ends, plus shop in Capel Curig

Public Transport Some Sherpa buses.

This is quite a long route starting in Capel Curig before following disused byways over to Dolwyddelan and possibly a pint (was shut today). Then along the Afon Lledr before starting to climb again by following the Sarn Helen Roman road past the settlement of Rhiwddolion and Betws Y Coed. The final section is again following a river, the Llugwy, along a narrow path high above the river and past the Swallow Falls. A final section of forestry walking brings you uphill again with magnificent views towards Siabod and Yr Wyddfa to finish the day off.

Full route on Mud and Routes

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