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Welsh Hat on white with name in green; lowlands only, not mountainsCambrian Way

Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Gwynedd, Monmouthshire, Powys, Torfaen

478 km / 297 miles
Described as the Mountain Connoisseur's Walk, this route through upland Wales involves nearly 70,000ft 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.

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. A new guide has been published in July 2019 by Cicerone.


Strider News - December 2019 (Publication Update)

New Cicerone guidebook listed below.


Details:

Waymark: Welsh Hat on white with name in green; lowlands only, not mountains
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Welsh Hat on white with name in green; lowlands only, not mountains
Attributes: Very Challenging
Moorland
Mountain
Start: ST181764 - Cardiff Castle, Cardiff View on StreetMap
Finish: SH782775 - Conwy Castle, Conwy View on StreetMap
User Group: Cambrian Way Trust Cambrian Way Trust
Email: info@cambrianway.org.uk
Web Sites: Cambrian Way Independent Hostels UK - Cambrian Way Accommodation The Battle for the Cambrian Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Cambrian Way  (Cicerone Press  - 2019 )
Guidebook Cambrian Way - The Mountain Connoisseur's Walk  (Cordee Ltd  - 2016 )
Guidebook Cambrian Way  (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch  - 2000 )

Maps:

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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:
OS Landranger 115, 124, 125, 135, 136, 146, 147, 160, 161, 171
OS Landranger Active 115, 124, 125, 135, 136, 146, 147, 160, 161, 171
OS Explorer 12, 13, 17, 18, 23, 151, 152, 166, 187, 200, 213, 214, 215, 263
OS Explorer Active 12, 13, 17, 18, 23, 151, 152, 166, 187, 200, 213, 214, 215, 263

Walking Support Providers:

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Baggage Handling and Self Guided Walks (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Ashgrove Court Apartment  (bookable online)
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Ty Rosa Boutique B&B  (bookable online)
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Little Hare Barns  (bookable online)
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Rose Cottage  (bookable online)
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Bunk House
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92 Km
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Little Hare Barns  (bookable online)
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Bryn Melyn Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
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Henllys Lodge  (bookable online)
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Basel Cottage  (bookable online)
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Red Kite Cottages  (bookable online)
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Dolau Meurig  (bookable online)
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237 Km
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Bythynnod Pengwernydd Cottages  (bookable online)
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259 Km
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Broncoedwig  (bookable online)
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Yr Hen Stablau  (bookable online)
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Tynrhyd Retreat  (bookable online)
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Ffynnon Cadno  (bookable online)
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268 Km
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Cwmbiga Cottages  (bookable online)
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Bunk House
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Penyglog Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
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Hendreron & Llwyn-y-Gronfa  (bookable online)
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The Old School House  (bookable online)
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299 Km
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Cringoed Holiday Park  (bookable online)
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Cringoed Caravan  (bookable online)
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302 Km
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Ty Capel  (bookable online)
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306 Km
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The Penrhos Arms  (bookable online)
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309 Km
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311 Km
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Aberhiriaeth  (bookable online)
2 Km
311 Km
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Bryn Uchel Caravan Park  (bookable online)
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313 Km
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Isfryn Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
317 Km
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The Old Coach House Cottage  (bookable online)
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317 Km
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Ty Derw  (bookable online)
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Garden Cottage @ Torrent Walk  (bookable online)
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337 Km
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Helmau Cottages  (bookable online)
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Bunk House
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Ivy House  (bookable online)
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343 Km
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Aber Cottage Guesthouse  (bookable online)
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Dolgun Uchaf  (bookable online)
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Cader View & Arran Cottage  (bookable online)
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Gwesty Minffordd Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
344 Km
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Dolffanog Fawr  (bookable online)
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Ffynnon  (bookable online)
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345 Km
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Pen-Y-Bont Hotel  (bookable online)
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347 Km
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Tyddyn Mawr  (bookable online)
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349 Km
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Maes y Wennol  (bookable online)
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352 Km
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Gwril View  (bookable online)
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Bryn Melyn Apartments  (bookable online)
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Penbryn Mynach Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
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Beautiful Wales  (bookable online)
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363 Km
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Talarfor  (bookable online)
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363 Km
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Bryn Annas Chalet  (bookable online)
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364 Km
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Glandwr Mill  (bookable online)
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364 Km
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Llwyndu Farmhouse  (bookable online)
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365 Km
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Marians Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
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366 Km
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Dinas Caravan Park  (bookable online)
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Bunk House
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Glamping Hideaway in the Hills  (bookable online)
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Dinas Camping  (bookable online)
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Old Mill Farmhouse  (bookable online)
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Bryn Elltyd  (bookable online)
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Bunk House
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432 Km
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Bunk House
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Bunk House
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453 Km
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Rhiwiau Isaf  (bookable online)
4 Km
465 Km
Walkers are Welcome
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465 Km
Bunk House
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465 Km
Self-catering
Plas Heulog  (bookable online)
3 Km
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Bunk House
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Conwy Valley Cottages  (bookable online)
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Llandudno Hostel  (bookable online)
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Llandudno Hostel  (bookable online)
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477 Km
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Llandudno Hostel  (bookable online)
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477 Km
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Karden House  (bookable online)
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477 Km
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The Imperial Hotel  (bookable online)
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477 Km
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Grand Ash Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
477 Km
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Sunset Cottage  (bookable online)
5 Km
477 Km
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Tegfan Guest House  (bookable online)
5 Km
477 Km
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St George's Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
477 Km
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Warwick House  (bookable online)
5 Km
477 Km
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Bryn Tudur Holiday Caravan  (bookable online)
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477 Km
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Sherwood Guest House  (bookable online)
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Connected Paths:

National Trails (England & Wales)

Downloads:

GPX Route File
Cambrian Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 07/08/2019 21:38:39 - Issue of GPX from Cambrian Way Trust
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MemoryMap Route File
Cambrian Way Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 07/08/2019 21:38:39 - Issue of GPX from Cambrian Way Trust
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Tracklogs Route File
Cambrian Way Tracklogs Route file
Last Updated 07/08/2019 21:38:57 - Issue of GPX from Cambrian Way Trust
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Route Profile:

474.6 Km (294.9 miles)
21,249 m (69,715 ft) ascent
1,044 m (3,425 ft)  maximum height

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