Cwm Gwernol Quarryman’s Trail

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Route Summary:

Short woodland walk from Abergynolwyn

5.9 km 266 m 2 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Abergynolwyn


The Railway pub in Abergynolwyn


Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

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Cwm Gwernol Quarryman’s Trail Details

This moderate walk in South Snowdonia starts from the Nant Gwernol station on the Tal y Llyn Railway  or from the village of Abergynolwyn. The trail can be followed by following the Blue boot waymarked posts. It sets off initially along the banks of the Afon Gwernol, before climbing up to the old quarries at Bryn yr Eglwys. There’s also an old packhorse bridge a couple more kilometres up – Pont Llaeron, but the track is non existent and wet and advised only in dry conditions!

More information, and a printable map (though you can barely make out details on the map, it is useful used in conjunction with a proper OS Map) can be downloaded from the Natural Resource Wales site – Quarrymans Trail Information Sheet.

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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