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A stone farmhouse standing on a hillside above a low stone bridge.
The 16th-century farmhouse of Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, Conwy | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and Cwm Wybrnant walk

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. You'll walk through traditional upland farmland, along forest roads and an old drovers' road.


The toilets at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant are open when the farmhouse is open. Please check our opening times before setting out.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant car park, grid ref: SH771523

Step 1

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

Step 2

As you reach the entrance gate at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant, you're 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.

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Step 5

Continue along the forestry road.

Step 6

At the fork, bear right to continue along the path and return to the car park.

End point

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant car park, grid ref: SH771523

Trail map

Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and Cwm Wybrnant walk map
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant and Cwm Wybrnant walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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