Llwybyr Clogwyn y Gigfran Trail Walk from Betws-y-Coed

By Dave Roberts   

on January 11, 2015    No ratings yet.

Llwybyr Clogwyn y Gigfran Trail Walk from Betws-y-Coed

Further Details

Route Summary:

Waymarked trail from Betws-y-coed.

5.59 km 302 m 2 hours

Activivity Type: Easy Moderate Walk, Trail or Fell Runs

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

Summits and Places on this Route


Plenty of cafes and hotels in the village as well as a convenience store.


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 :

Various spots in Betws-y-coed – near Cunninghams next to the bridge is probably the most convenient

Public Transport:

The Snowdon Sherpa and the Conwy Valley railway line run through Betws-y-coed.

Traveline for UK Public Transport

Recommended Maps


Llwybyr Clogwyn y Gigfran Trail Walk from Betws-y-Coed Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Llwybyr Clogwyn y Gigfran Trail Walk from Betws-y-Coed

For a reasonably easy walk from Betws-y-coed, try the waymarked Clogwyn y Gigfran trail.

Starting off from behind the Royal Oak hotel, this is a 5.6km route along easy forestry tracks with views over the neighbouring Lledr Valey.

Simply follow the blue waymarkers!

NOTE – this may no longer be waymarked by NRW – but it’s easy enough to follow from the map.

For more information – Natural Resources Wales (Link broken by NRW again) as it may be occasionally affected by tree felling.


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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