Alltwen to Mynydd y Dref Walk
Alltwen to Mynydd y Dref Walk

Alltwen to Mynydd y Dref Walk

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Alltwen to Mynydd y Dref Walk

Alltwen to Mynydd y Dref Walk

Distance: 3.0mi
Elevation: 896ft
Time: 1.5-2.5h

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Alltwen to Mynydd y Dref is a wonderful walk when you’re a bit short on time for Snowdonia’s larger mountains, or if you’re visiting Conwy and want some excellent views of the area. The walk starts at a lay-by along a road running south of the mountains, and quickly ascends to the summit of Alltwen. Then it’s north to Penmaen-Bach, the second of your three summits, with the opportunity for a quick scramble if you’re keen. Finally, the North Wales Path leads you to the top of Mynydd y Dref (Conwy Mountain). After taking in the sea views, return along the North Wales Path back to the lay-by to wrap up the adventure.

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Getting there

The Alltwen to Mynydd y Dref Walk starts along the Sychnant Pass Rd., which runs from Conwy in the east to Penmaenmawr in the west. If driving west from Conwy, you’ll reach a lay-by in approximately 2.5mi, just past the Pensychnant Conservation Centre. Pull over here to park and start the walk.

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When to do

February-November

Backcountry Campsites

No

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Lollipop


Alltwen to Mynydd y Dref Walk
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Alltwen to Mynydd y Dref Walk Description

Head up from the lay-by on the path that originates from its western end. This path soon turns quite distinctly to the right, but another narrow path continues ahead along your northwest bearing. Follow this up to the summit of Alltwen. It’s a short but relatively steep ascent, rewarding you with panoramic views of Puffin Island to the northwest and the Carneddau range to the south. Your next peak is Penmaen-Bach, reached by a path that leads north and slightly east past a wall. The most direct route to the summit is a quick scramble, marked on this map—you can also simply follow the path as it loops around to the top.

The final peak of the day is Mynydd y Dref (also known as Conwy Mountain). A narrow path leads south then southeast along a wall, soon joining up with the broad North Wales Path. Turn left and ramble along this easily followed path east to the summit of Mynydd y Dref. Excellent views of the sea on one side and the Carneddau on the other reward your efforts. When you’re ready to descend, turn back and follow the North Wales Path the way you came, walking all the way back to the very first path you came in on. You’ll need to ford a stream before turning left to make your way back to the car park.

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