Time: 10:00 am
Date: 20th June 2021
5 mile circular walk from Llanrwst to Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall.
A 5 miles circular walk from Llanrwst to see the reputedly oldest church in Wales (11th Century) in Llanrhychwyn. Joan, illegitimate daughter of King John of England, would often climb the steep slope up to this church. There are also 2 waterfalls worth a viewing on this walk. The Fairy Falls in Trefir and the dramatic Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall situated in a beautiful wooded glade at Coed Felin Blwm. The remains of a disused lead mill may be seen near the waterfall originally built by the wealthy and influential Wynn family of nearby Gwydir Castle to crush ore from Parc Mine in the Gwydir Forest. There is also a possibility to visit the nearby privately owned castle, now owned by RCA contempory artist Peter Welford and his wife and author Judy Corbett (admission £7.50). Tea/coffee and cakes available from a tea tent in the grounds (if open). Please Note - a recce will be made prior to the walk to conduct a risk assessment, so there may be some changes which will be informed to all.
Glasdir Car Park Plas yn Dre, Llanrwst LL26 0DF
Distance: 5 miles
Time : 4 hours (with breaks)
I’ve been informed that there is a steep path to walk up to Llanrhychwyn. Walking boots recommended.