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  Betws y Coed The Artists Resort

A visual treat where mountain, water and trees create your backdrop.

Betws-y-Coed walking There's no doubt what attracted the artists of the Victorian era to this idyllic spot near the confluence of the rivers Conwy and Llugwy. That glorious combination of mountain, water and trees remains unspoilt today here at Betws-y-Coed. The Swallow Falls are well known and well
worth visiting on your stay here; less-known is peaceful Llyn Elsi, a lake hidden amidst the mixed fir and broadleaf woodlands of Gwydyr Forest. The walk climbs steeply through the woods to the lonely Ancaster Memorial above Llyn Elsi. A circuit of the lake offers sublime, wide-ranging mountain views before the Roman road, Sarn Helen, descends to the remarkable Miner's Bridge and a riverside stroll back to the town's ancient Pont y Pair bridge.


Walking in Snowdonia ::: Walking in North Wales

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DISTANCE : c. 5 miles (8 km)
TIME: 2.5 -3 hours
TERRAIN: Steep to start, then easy
woodland paths and tracks
PARKING: Ample parking near railway
station
REFRESHMENTS: Many inns, restaurants and cafes.
O.S. DETAILS: Start from behind church at Betws y Coed
O. S. Outdoor Leisure 17 & 18
GRID REF: 795 567



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