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 / Penbryn Loop

A short (~ 2 miles) woodland loop with a moderate climb and good views. Of historic interest for the story of Foel Friog and also interesting for spotting wildlife. 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…

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…