Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr

This walk will lead you at the top of Manod Mawr passing by the National’s Treasure Caves, which was used to store valuable paintings during WW2.

Technical sheet
No. 2186638
A Ffestiniog walk posted on 13/06/19 by Aurelie-21. Update : 06/08/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h20[?]
Distance Distance : 6.95mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 1598ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1594ft
Highest point Highest point : 1939ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 696ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Ffestiniog
Starting point Starting point : N 52.980608° / W 3.926127°
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Zig zag road Llyn Manod

Description

Car park grid ref. is SH 70786 44337.

(D/A) The walk starts from the back of the car park. Look for an entrance leading to a small grassy track which climbs slightly.

(1) Take the path on your left heading south-east. After a few hundred meters, you'll pass in front of a B&B farmhouse

(2) Go down the path by staying along the left side of the wall. From about the middle of the wall, go slightly left toward the river.

(3) Cross carefully the river and walk heading to Afon Teigl. Cross it and go up the hill to join a large path. Turn left at the first intersection, bypass the house and cross Afon Gamalt.

(4) Turn left and follow the path going slightly left and up.

(5) Take a sharp left to go up the hill and get a panoramic view. Then, go down the hill using the same way and turn left at (5) This part of the walk can be really wet. Keep walking straight and up until you reach (6)

(6) Turn left and go down the hill to join the main road you can already see from there. Once on the road, turn right and walk up to Manod Quarries (7)

(7) Follow the instructions of the quarries. Use the pedestrian gate on the right side of the entrance and stay on the footpath. After a few hundred meters in the quarry, you will see on the right side the National’s Treasure Caves, which was used to store valuable paintings during WW2. (More info below). Keep following the path going up to Manor Mawr. When the path starts going down, you will be able to see Llyn Manod on your right.

(8) Turn right and walk straight until you're back at the car park (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Car park
1 : mi 0.1 - alt. mi 0.1
2 : mi 0.8 - alt. mi 0.8
3 : mi 0.96 - alt. mi 0.96
4 : mi 1.94 - alt. mi 1.94
5 : mi 2.23 - alt. mi 2.23
6 : mi 3.37 - alt. mi 3.37
7 : mi 4.48 - alt. mi 4.48 - Manod Quarries - Manod Quarries
8 : mi 6.41 - alt. mi 6.41
D/A : mi 6.95 - alt. mi 6.95 - Car park

Useful Information

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

More information about The Nation’s Treasure Caves : https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/about...

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