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Cambrian Way

462 km / 287 miles

Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carms, Ceredigion, Conwy, Gwynedd, Mons, Powys, Torfaen
Described as the Mountain Connoisseur's Walk, this route through upland Wales involves over 68,000ft of ascent and requires much stamina to complete. It is a tough, high-level route which should not be underestimated. Navigational skills are of paramount importance.

From the south coast, it follows a meandering northerly route over the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Carmarthen Fan, Plynlimon, Cadair Idris, the Rhinogs, the Snowdon massif and the Carneddau to reach the north coast. In places there are route options. The route is indicated on the LDWA/Harvey LDP Chart.

Tony Drake, now sadly deceased, pioneered the route, and his guide was reprinted in 2016. Cambrian Way Trust now has a comprehensive website with maps and details to compliment the route guide.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Very Challenging; Moorland; Mountain
Start
ST181764 - Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
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Finish
SH783774 - Conwy Castle, Conwy
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User Group
Cambrian Way Trust
Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Paperback
Cambrian Way (Walks with History) (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch - 2000)

Maps:

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National Trails (England & Wales)
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Walkers are Welcome

 
Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
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Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
Support Providers

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Self-catering
Ashgrove Court Apartment  (bookable online)
2 Km
< 1 Km
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Brecon Lodge Townhouse  (bookable online)
5 Km
< 1 Km
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Ty Rosa Boutique B&B  (bookable online)
2 Km
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< 1 Km
< 1 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Town House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
1 Km
Hostel Accommodation
1 Km
2 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
59 Km
B & B Accommodation
3 Km
65 Km
B & B Accommodation
Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
70 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
74 Km
Bunk House
3 Km
89 Km
Walkers are Welcome
5 Km
90 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
107 Km
Self-catering
Little Hare Barns  (bookable online)
3 Km
107 Km
Self-catering
2 Mill Street  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
108 Km
Bunk House
2 Km
139 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
140 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
140 Km
Self-catering
Bryn Melyn Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
145 Km
B & B Accommodation
Maeswalter  (bookable online)
3 Km
145 Km
Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
166 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
179 Km
Self-catering
Henllys Lodge  (bookable online)
2 Km
181 Km
Self-catering
Basel Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
184 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
205 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
210 Km
Self-catering
4 Km
221 Km
Self-catering
Dolau Meurig  (bookable online)
4 Km
221 Km
Self-catering
Red Kite Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
221 Km
Self-catering
Bythynnod Pengwernydd Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
243 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
244 Km
Camp Site
< 1 Km
244 Km
Other
< 1 Km
244 Km
Self-catering
Broncoedwig  (bookable online)
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244 Km
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Yr Hen Stablau  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
244 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ffynnon Cadno  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
252 Km
Self-catering
3 Km
252 Km
Self-catering
Cwmbiga Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
265 Km
Bunk House
3 Km
275 Km
Self-catering
Penyglog Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
280 Km
Self-catering
Hendreron & Llwyn-y-Gronfa  (bookable online)
3 Km
280 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Old School House  (bookable online)
2 Km
283 Km
Caravan Park
Cringoed Caravan  (bookable online)
2 Km
285 Km
Camp Site
Cringoed Holiday Park  (bookable online)
2 Km
285 Km
Hotels
The Penrhos Arms  (bookable online)
2 Km
292 Km
Self-catering
Aberhiriaeth  (bookable online)
2 Km
295 Km
Self-catering
2 Km
295 Km
Caravan Park
Bryn Uchel Caravan Park  (bookable online)
1 Km
297 Km
Self-catering
Isfryn Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
300 Km
Self-catering
The Old Coach House Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
300 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Old Coach House  (bookable online)
2 Km
300 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ty Derw  (bookable online)
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310 Km
Self-catering
Torrent Walk Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
322 Km
Self-catering
Helmau Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
327 Km
B & B Accommodation
Tan-y-Fron Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
4 Km
328 Km
Other
Tan-y-Fron Camping Pods  (bookable online)
4 Km
328 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ivy House  (bookable online)
4 Km
328 Km
B & B Accommodation
Aber Cottage Guesthouse  (bookable online)
4 Km
328 Km
Self-catering
Cader View & Arran Cottage  (bookable online)
4 Km
328 Km
B & B Accommodation
Dolgun Uchaf  (bookable online)
4 Km
328 Km
Camp Site
Torrent Walk Caravan & Camping  (bookable online)
4 Km
328 Km
Hotels
Gwesty Minffordd Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
329 Km
B & B Accommodation
Dolffanog Fawr  (bookable online)
3 Km
329 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ffynnon  (bookable online)
4 Km
329 Km
Other
Tyddyn Mawr  (bookable online)
2 Km
333 Km
Self-catering
Maes y Wennol  (bookable online)
4 Km
336 Km
Self-catering
Gwril View  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
346 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bryn Melyn Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
346 Km
Self-catering
Penbryn Mynach Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
346 Km
Self-catering
Agnes Fach  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
347 Km
Self-catering
Cysgod Y Coed  (bookable online)
1 Km
348 Km
B & B Accommodation
Glandwr Mill  (bookable online)
1 Km
348 Km
Self-catering
Bryn Annas Chalet  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
348 Km
Self-catering
Talarfor  (bookable online)
2 Km
349 Km
B & B Accommodation
Llwyndu Farmhouse  (bookable online)
2 Km
349 Km
B & B Accommodation
Marians Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
4 Km
351 Km
Other
Dinas Caravan Park  (bookable online)
4 Km
365 Km
Camp Site
Dinas Camping  (bookable online)
2 Km
369 Km
Other
Glamping Hideaway in the Hills  (bookable online)
2 Km
369 Km
Other
Old Mill Farmhouse  (bookable online)
3 Km
377 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
377 Km
Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
389 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bryn Elltyd  (bookable online)
1 Km
389 Km
Hostel Accommodation
1 Km
412 Km
Bunk House
4 Km
416 Km
Hostel Accommodation
4 Km
417 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
423 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
431 Km
Hostel Accommodation
4 Km
438 Km
B & B Accommodation
Rhiwiau Isaf  (bookable online)
4 Km
449 Km
Bunk House
4 Km
449 Km
Walkers are Welcome
4 Km
449 Km
Self-catering
Plas Heulog  (bookable online)
3 Km
450 Km
Hostel Accommodation
1 Km
452 Km
Self-catering
Conwy Valley Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
454 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
461 Km
B & B Accommodation
Karden House  (bookable online)
4 Km
461 Km
Hotels
Llandudno Hostel  (bookable online)
4 Km
461 Km
B & B Accommodation
Llandudno Hostel  (bookable online)
4 Km
461 Km
Hostel Accommodation
4 Km
461 Km
Hostel Accommodation
Llandudno Hostel  (bookable online)
4 Km
461 Km
Hotels
The Imperial Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
461 Km
Hotels
Grand Ash Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
461 Km
Self-catering
Sunset Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
461 Km
Hotels
Kinmel Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
461 Km
B & B Accommodation
Tegfan Guest House  (bookable online)
5 Km
461 Km
Hotels
St George's Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
461 Km
B & B Accommodation
Warwick House  (bookable online)
5 Km
461 Km
Self-catering
Bryn Tudur Holiday Caravan  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
461 Km
Hotels
Sherwood Guest House  (bookable online)
5 Km
461 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Highlights
National Trails (England & Wales)

Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
Cambrian Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 01/03/2016 16:31:42 - Issue of GPX from Cambrian Way Trust
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MemoryMap Route file
Cambrian Way Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route file
Cambrian Way Tracklogs Route file
Last Updated 01/03/2016 16:32:05 - Issue of GPX from Cambrian Way Trust
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Route Profile:

462.1 Km (287.1 miles)
20,864 m (68,451 ft) ascent
1,044 m (3,425 ft)  maximum height