Walking Trail 24 – Maentwrog to Cwm Penmachno

This 15km walk links the village of Maentwrog to the old slate mining centre of Cwm Penmachno following the Afon Dwyryd to Llan Ffestiniog and then climbing through the Rhiwbach quarry.

The walk starts by hugging the Afon Dwyryd valley and then climbing steeply up to Llan Ffestiniog through a woodland path. From there, you follow the old Manod quarry road up to its entrance where a footpath leads into Rhiwbach and then on to Cwm Penmachno, nestled in the valley below.

A slightly more challenging alternative is to follow the Snowdonia Slate Trail out of Llan Ffestiniog as it weaves through the hills above.

Access the OS map here.