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Pen yr Allt Trail Walk from Betws-y-coed

By Dave Roberts   

on March 25, 2016    No ratings yet.

Pen yr Allt Trail Walk from Betws-y-coed

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route Start Location: Betws y Coed

6.9 km 273 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


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


Pen yr Allt Trail Walk from Betws-y-coed Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

Download file for GPS

Pen yr Allt Trail Walk from Betws-y-coed

Walking from Betws-y-coed, you’ll probably want to walk along the Afon Llygwy as well as taking in the woodland that the village is named after. The Pen yr Allt waymarked trail provides both, with a steep walk to start with, descending back through the forest and returning to the village along the river bank. A good all rounder that’s been waymarked all the way around with blue way-markers.

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 – Pont y Pair and Pont y Pair Trails Information Sheet.

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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