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  The Town in the Bowed Hills

An easy walk to a sweeping view of Snowdonia's giants

Pentrefoelas simply means “Town in the Bowed Hills”, an apt name indeed as you let your eyes sweep the horizons. The knolly landscape was renowned for its grouse shooting and is still home to the very rare black grouse and birds of prey such as hen harrier.

Views towards the summit of Snowdonia can be idyllic, sweeping northwards from the remote Arans to Snowdon itself. A village heritage trail explores the recent history of the little estate village that also served as a staging point for change of horses in stagecoach days.

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DISTANCE : c. 4 miles (7.2 km)
TIME: Allow 2 hours
TERRAIN: undulating countryside with some modest slopes. Can be muddy.
PARKING: Car park immediately south of village centre crossroads.
REFRESHMENTS: Hotel, cafe and stores in Pentrefoelas
Pentrefoelas is beside the A5 road 8 miles south east of Betws-y-Coed
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Infrequent bus from Betws y Coed and Corwen.
OS Map Explorer Sheet OL18
GRID REF: SH 872515

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