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image for Walking Route item typeSt Mary's Church/Eglwys Santes Fair at Gwydir Forest Park (NRW)

Walking Route, free entry

Two walkers and dog at monument above Llyn Elsi

Two walkers and dog at monument above Llyn Elsi

Two walkers and a dog take time to study the view of Llyn Elsi Gwydir Forest from the monument.

Details

St. Mary’s Church (Eglwys Santes Fair) is the starting point for the Llyn Elsi walk into the surrounding woods, lakes and mountains.

Llyn Elsi Trail (3.6 miles, 5.9 kilometres)
This trail starts on the forest road behind St Mary’s Church in Betws-y-Coed. It follows this road to woodland where the route is then waymarked to Llyn Elsi. The path goes around the lake with views of the island that supports nesting seagulls and geese and the Carneddau Mountains.. You can download a leaflet for this trail from the Natural Resources Wales website.

Pont y Pair car park is operated by Conwy County Borough Council. There is a parking charge.

Directions:

Pont y Pair car park is at the junction of the B5106 and the A5 in Betws y Coed over a narrow bridge.

Public Transport:

The nearest train station is in Betws y Coed.

The OS grid reference is SH 795 566.

Picnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDogs accepted

The Gwydir Forest can be accessed from eight different car parks and locations. Most of which are close to refreshment places and toilets. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

0300 065 3000

Address

Nr Betws- Y- Coed,
Conwy,
LL24 0AA

Location

Directions

Plan route to Gwydir Forest Park (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 794611  Lat: 53.13384 Long: -3.80334

Minor road East off the A470 in Llanrwst.

Various access points off the A5 between Capel Curig and Betws y Coed.

OS Grid Reference: SH794611

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The Gwydir Forest can be accessed from eight different car parks and locations. Most of which are close to refreshment places and toilets. Please note: Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations. Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff. Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.