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Sarn Helen

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Gwynedd, Powys

Sarn Helen is the name of this Roman route through West Wales, connecting various Roman remains. In places the old road is clearly visible, but in others it is a matter of conjecture. From the Roman fort at Caerhun the route heads along the edge of Snowdonia to the Swallow Falls, Dolwyddelan, skirts Ffestiniog to Trawsfynydd, and continues to Dolgellau and Machynlleth. After crossing the Rheidol valley, the route becomes less wild and more agricultural to Bronant, Lampeter, and Carmarthen, albeit moorland at 1,200 ft is crossed in the Pencader area. Navigational skills would be appropriate on the northern part of the route.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
Cycle Route
Moorland
Heritage
Start: SH773705 - Caerhun, Conwy View on StreetMap
Finish: SN417205 - Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Mountain Bike Routes UK - Sarn Helen Trail Route Companion Pack British Horse Society RideMaps - Sarn Helen

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Sarn Helen Trail : mountain bike route companion pack  (Mountain Bike Routes UK  - 2012 )
Paperback Sarn Helen: Walking a Roman Road Through Wales (A Cicerone guide)  (Cicerone Press  - 1992 )

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, 135, 146, 159
OS Landranger Active 115, 124, 135, 146, 159
OS Explorer 17, 18, 23, 177, 185, 186, 198, 199, 213, 215
OS Explorer Active 17, 18, 23, 177, 185, 186, 198, 199, 213, 215

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Conwy Valley Cottages  (bookable online)
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Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
1 Km
Bunk House
2 Km
3 Km
B & B Accommodation
Ty Newydd Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
10 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
10 Km
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Meadowsweet Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
10 Km
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Bryn Llewelyn Guest House  (bookable online)
2 Km
18 Km
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Garth Dderwen Guest House  (bookable online)
2 Km
18 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
18 Km
Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
18 Km
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The Park Hill  (bookable online)
3 Km
18 Km
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Tan y Foel Country Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
18 Km
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Llannerch Goch Luxury Cottages  (bookable online)
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18 Km
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19 Km
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2 Km
23 Km
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27 Km
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Elen's Castle Hotel  (bookable online)
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28 Km
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Bron Nant Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
35 Km
Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
45 Km
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Bryn Elltyd  (bookable online)
5 Km
47 Km
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Old Mill Farmhouse  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
56 Km
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Aber Cottage Guesthouse  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
78 Km
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< 1 Km
78 Km
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Ffynnon  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
78 Km
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Ivy House  (bookable online)
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78 Km
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Tyddyn Mawr  (bookable online)
4 Km
78 Km
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Cader View & Arran Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
80 Km
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Dolgun Uchaf  (bookable online)
1 Km
80 Km
Camp Site
1 Km
80 Km
Bunk House
1 Km
80 Km
Bunk House
1 Km
80 Km
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Helmau Cottages  (bookable online)
1 Km
80 Km
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Afon Rhaiadr Country House  (bookable online)
5 Km
80 Km
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Garden Cottage @ Torrent Walk  (bookable online)
2 Km
80 Km
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Gwesty Minffordd Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
88 Km
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Dolffanog Fawr  (bookable online)
3 Km
88 Km
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Pen-Y-Bont Hotel  (bookable online)
5 Km
88 Km
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< 1 Km
93 Km
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The Old Vicarage, Corris  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
94 Km
B & B Accommodation
< 1 Km
98 Km
Self-catering
Dovey Valley Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
98 Km
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Glangwynedd Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
100 Km
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Penrhosmawr Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
3 Km
101 Km
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Penrhosmawr Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
101 Km
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Caravans @ Penrhosmawr  (bookable online)
3 Km
101 Km
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Glamping & Penrhosmawr  (bookable online)
3 Km
101 Km
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Penrhosbach Campsite  (bookable online)
3 Km
101 Km
Self-catering
Yr Hen Stablau  (bookable online)
1 Km
102 Km
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< 1 Km
102 Km
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Dyfiview B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
102 Km
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The Wynnstay  (bookable online)
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102 Km
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Gwerniago Static Caravan  (bookable online)
2 Km
108 Km
Camp Site
Gwerniago Campsite  (bookable online)
2 Km
108 Km
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Penmaenbach Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
3 Km
110 Km
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Cefn Crib Caravan Park  (bookable online)
3 Km
110 Km
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Gogarth Hall Farm  (bookable online)
3 Km
110 Km
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Gogarth Hall Farm Holidays  (bookable online)
3 Km
110 Km
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Ty'r Beudy  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
112 Km
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Farmhouse Annexe  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
112 Km
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Nyth Robin Campsite  (bookable online)
3 Km
114 Km
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Eco Retreats  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
115 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
123 Km
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Caenant  (bookable online)
5 Km
123 Km
Self-catering
4 Km
132 Km
B & B Accommodation
Awel-Deg  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
135 Km
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Plas Y Dderwen  (bookable online)
3 Km
136 Km
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3 Km
136 Km
Hostel Accommodation
3 Km
136 Km
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Y Gelli @ Plas Dolau  (bookable online)
3 Km
136 Km
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Y Grange  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
143 Km
B & B Accommodation
Brynarth Country Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
151 Km
Self-catering
Bryn Bach  (bookable online)
4 Km
151 Km
Self-catering
Penglanowen Fawr  (bookable online)
4 Km
156 Km
Self-catering
Tanyresgair Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
157 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
159 Km
Caravan Park
Aeron View Camping  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
159 Km
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Murmur Aeron  (bookable online)
1 Km
165 Km
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Rhoslwyn  (bookable online)
5 Km
165 Km
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Y Talbot  (bookable online)
3 Km
167 Km
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Tregaron Old Fire Station  (bookable online)
4 Km
167 Km
Walkers are Welcome
4 Km
167 Km
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New Inn  (bookable online)
1 Km
173 Km
Self-catering
Llety'r Wennol  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
173 Km
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Denmark Farm Eco Lodge  (bookable online)
3 Km
179 Km
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2 Km
184 Km
Self-catering
The Barn @ Nant Llwyd  (bookable online)
3 Km
203 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
209 Km
Walkers are Welcome
2 Km
220 Km

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Downloads:

MemoryMap Route File
Tracklogs Route File

Route Profile:

234.2 Km (145.5 miles)
7,850 m (25,755 ft) ascent
474 m (1,555 ft)  maximum height

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