Cwm Gwernol Quarryman’s Trail

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on April 5, 2016    No ratings yet.

Cwm Gwernol Quarryman’s Trail

Route Essentials

Route Summary

Short woodland walk from Abergynolwyn

See the end of the article for local information about parking, public transport facilities, pubs and cafes.

Distance

5.86 km

Ascent

269 m

Time

2 hours

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

Start Location

Abergynolwyn

Difficulty

Moderate Walk

Hazards

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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. 

Cwm Gwernol Quarryman’s Trail Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Cwm Gwernol Quarryman’s Trail

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.

Local Information and Recommended Maps and Guidebooks

Route Summary:

Short woodland walk from Abergynolwyn

Route Start Location: Abergynolwyn

Distance
Ascent
Time
5.86 km 269 m 2 hours

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

Activivity Type: Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route

Facilities

The Railway pub in Abergynolwyn

Hazards

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.

Parking :

Public Transport:

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