The Haybarn

This is a great local walk from the front door of the Haybarn incorporating the local river, Afon Teigl, woodland, steepish climb back up to Llan Ffestiniog where you can take a rest at the local pub, Pengwern Arms, before heading back to the Haybarn following the main road.

Technical sheet
No. 3367713
A Ffestiniog walk posted on 06/06/20 by Paul Stansfield. Update : 04/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h15[?]
Distance Distance : 3.45km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 105m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 104m
Highest point Highest point : 189m
Lowest point Lowest point : 68m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Snowdonia
Location Location : Ffestiniog
Starting point Starting point : N 52.966263° / W 3.928426°
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Description

(D/A) Out of the gate, turn left down the lane downhill towards the river bridge. Cross over the river and keep going down the lane past first public footpath sign, on left, until you reach a second public footpath sign also on the left.

(1) Turn left through metal gate descend a grassy path towards Afon Teigl. Walk along the bank of the river taking in the spectacular views and tumbling waterfalls. After a while, you will meet a track on the right.

(2) Turn right up the track for a short while and take left again on Snowdonia Slate Trail. Follow this path through woodland. The path will bring you close to the river again in a couple of places but keeping going until you descend steeply to a T junction.

(3) Turn sharply left almost turning back on yourself. After a while, you will cross a bridge over the river. Follow the path uphill next to a farm track. At a sharp right hand bend, take the footpath directly in front which continues uphill towards the local form. At the farm, follow the farm track for a while but look out for the footpath which will take you uphill just left of the farm track. Continue on this path until you reach the road bringing you into the outskirts of Llan Ffestiniog.

(4) At the road, turn right for a short while then immediately left and follow this road to the main road through Llan. Turn left after the pub and follow Blaenau Road back to the Haybarn front door. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 172m - Haybarn front door
1 : km 0.4 - alt. 152m - Metal gate
2 : km 0.79 - alt. 126m - Snowdonia Slate Trail
3 : km 1.44 - alt. 75m - Coed Pengwern
4 : km 2.16 - alt. 166m - Road
D/A : km 3.45 - alt. 172m - Haybarn front door

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