Walks – Afon Llefenni Catchment

A circular route of a little over 8 miles & almost 1700ft climb, beginning & ending in parking at Aberllefenni. (Assuming a reasonable pace, allow 3 hours for this walk). (Feature image) The misfit river Afon Llefenni runs in this glacial valley to it’s junction with the Afon Dulas at Aberllefenni. The route includes a brief…

Walks – Foel Friog Easier Loop

A short (~ 1.5 miles) woodland, farmland & village loop with only a small climb. A quiet rural walk with interest for wildlife spotters. Park in the Picnic site car park at the southern end of the village of Aberllefenni; this is a lovely spot for a riverside snack, before or after your walk. This…

Local Aberllefenni History and Foel Friog (part I)

Introduction The region has been both rural & agriculturally centred for many centuries but not overly isolated considering its location.   Sarn Helen, the ancient Roman road, runs through the village on its way north to Dolgellau & beyond. Modern day pilgrims who follow the Cistercian Way will find themselves passing through the valley on…