This walk will lead you at the top of Manod Mawr passing by the National’s Treasure Caves, which was used to store valuable paintings during WW2.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Car park grid ref. is SH 70786 44337.
(D/A) The walk starts from the back of the car park. Look for an entrance leading to a small grassy track which climbs slightly.
(1) Take the path on your left heading south-east. After a few hundred meters, you'll pass in front of a B&B farmhouse
(2) Go down the path by staying along the left side of the wall. From about the middle of the wall, go slightly left toward the river.
(3) Cross carefully the river and walk heading to Afon Teigl. Cross it and go up the hill to join a large path. Turn left at the first intersection, bypass the house and cross Afon Gamalt.
(4) Turn left and follow the path going slightly left and up.
(5) Take a sharp left to go up the hill and get a panoramic view. Then, go down the hill using the same way and turn left at (5) This part of the walk can be really wet. Keep walking straight and up until you reach (6)
(6) Turn left and go down the hill to join the main road you can already see from there. Once on the road, turn right and walk up to Manod Quarries (7)
(7) Follow the instructions of the quarries. Use the pedestrian gate on the right side of the entrance and stay on the footpath. After a few hundred meters in the quarry, you will see on the right side the National’s Treasure Caves, which was used to store valuable paintings during WW2. (More info below). Keep following the path going up to Manor Mawr. When the path starts going down, you will be able to see Llyn Manod on your right.
(8) Turn right and walk straight until you're back at the car park (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 231m - Car park
1 : km 0.15 - alt. 232m
2 : km 1.29 - alt. 276m
3 : km 1.54 - alt. 281m
4 : km 3.13 - alt. 326m
5 : km 3.59 - alt. 364m
6 : km 5.43 - alt. 442m
7 : km 7.2 - alt. 514m - Manod Quarries - Manod Quarries
8 : km 10.32 - alt. 276m
D/A : km 11.19 - alt. 230m - Car park
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More information about The Nation’s Treasure Caves : https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/about...
Global average : 3/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 2/5
Routemap quality : 2/5
Walk interest : 5/5
Global average : 3 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Disappointing
Routemap quality : Disappointing
Walk interest : Very good
The map was not very good or clear nor were the points. We got lost on numerous occasions and a farmer had to help us!
Wasn't clear at all as to where you cross the river you can't see the crossing until you are right next to it. We walked around the farmers field for an hour trying to find it. Some of the points are completely inaccurate we ended up having to climb over a wall with barb wire as it said to remain on the right hand side of the wall so we did and to look at for a clearing to get over but there wasn't.
First time using this website definitely won't be using it again. It's a shame it was a really good walk!
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