Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and Cwm Wybrnant walk

Walking trail

This walk takes you through the natural and social history of this Welsh upland valley. At its centre is Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, who translated the Bible into Welsh.

Enjoy a walk through the history of the upland valley

The walk highlights several elements of the historic landscape: the wildlife and habitats, the historic buildings and a way of life now a part of Welsh upland history. You'll walk through traditional upland farmland, along forest roads and an old drover's road.

Map

Start:

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant car park, grid ref: SH771523

1

Walk to the entrance of the car park and turn left down the tarmac lane towards Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, a modest 16th century farmhouse with huge cultural significance.

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2

As you reach the entrance gate at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, you are welcome to stop off and explore the grounds, before continuing along the track over the river and to your right. Take the gate on your left and begin ascending a rough path.

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Visitors taking photographs on the bridge at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Conwy, Wales

3

Continue up a steep path. Pass through a small gate before turning left past a large smooth rock on your right-hand side. Keep the dry stone wall on your left.

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4

Walk along the drovers' path until you come to the junction with the forestry path. Turn left. You'll soon reach seats that overlook the Wybrnant valley.

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5

Continue along the forestry road, taking a left at the fork, until you arrive back at the car park.

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End:

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant car park, grid ref: SH771523

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Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and Cwm Wybrnant walk

Terrain

A mixture of forestry tracks, open fields and an old drover's road. It's advisable to wear suitable footwear.

Dogs are welcome but please keep on leads.

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and Cwm Wybrnant walk

Contact us

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and Cwm Wybrnant walk

How to get here

Address
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, Penmachno, Betws y Coed, Conwy, LL25 0HU
By train

Nearest train station at Pont-y-pant 2.5 miles (4km) and Betws y Coed 6 miles (9.8km).

By road

From Betws y Coed: Follow the A5 towards Llangollen. In approximately 3 miles (4.8km) take B4406 to Penmachno. Follow signs from village to Ty Mawr Wybrnant. The house is 2.5 miles (4km) north-west of Penmachno by a single track forest road.


From Pentrefoelas: Follow A5 towards Betws y Coed. In approximately 5 miles take B4406 to Penmachno. Follow signs from village to Ty Mawr Wybrnant. The house is 2.5 miles (4km) north-west of Penmachno by a single track forest road.

By bus

Take bus no. 64 Llanrwst to Cwm Penmachno, alight at Penmachno, then it's a 2 mile (3.2km) walk. For current bus timetable, please check Traveline Cymru

By bicycle

Check National Cycle Network for local cycle routes.

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and Cwm Wybrnant walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs are welcome but please keep on leads