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Northern Section Accommodation - Dinas Mawddwy to Conwy


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DINAS MAWDDWY, Gwynedd All Entries (4)

  Please Note: There is now (2017) a new footbridge across the river in Dinas Mawddwy so the temporary diversion is no longer in force. This is only on the A.J. Drake guide route, not on the Cicerone guide route.
  The route from Mallwyd to Dinas Mawddwy has been changed in the Cicerone guide. It now takes a route along the hillside to the quarries west of Minllyn before descending to join the A470 road north of Minllyn on the way into Dinas Mawddwy.
  There are now two alternative checkpoints; 21A at Minllyn Quarry and 21B in Dinas Mawddwy.
  Those following the Cicerone guide not needing to visit Dinas Mawddwy may continue over Foel Dinas to Bwlch Siglen where the A.J. Drake route is rejoined. Also, those following the Cicerone guide requiring accommodation near Minllyn can drop down east at Maes-y-camlan (SH 856 133) /// rainy.swims.brink to join the minor road into Minllyn.
Peter's Taxi Service operates in this area - see under MACHYNLLETH
Ty Derw Country House B&B Old Road, Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9LR /// arrow.loaf.fond
CALL 01650 531318 www.tyderw.co.uk/ SH857136
Rooms: 3 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £80 (2019 prices) - See notes above when following Cicerone guide - Directly on route of A.J. Drake guide - Drinks Available and sometimes Evening Meal by arrangement - Mair & Nick Godley - Email: tyderw@btinternet.com or via Online Form.
Buckley Arms Hotel Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9LP /// indulges.model.bench
CALL 01650 531261 thebuckleyarms.co.uk/ SH859140
Rooms: 4 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £60 (2019 prices) - Bar & Restaurant - See notes above when following Cicerone guide - Directly on route of A.J. Drake guide - Email: info@thebuckleyarms.co.uk
Red Lion Inn (Y Llew Coch) Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9JA /// young.habits.potato
CALL 01650 531247 yllewcoch.co.uk/ SH858148
Rooms: 1 Single, 1 Double, 3 Family (or Double/Twin)- Double/Twin £75 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £32.50, Single Occupancy of Double £45 (2019 prices) - Bar Meals & Restaurant - Directly on Route - Email: berwynhughes@yahoo.co.uk
Celyn Brithion Camping Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9LP /// coverage.consented.primed
CALL 01650 531344 celynbrithion.co.uk/ SH861140
Caravan & Camping - Tent £7.00 per person - See notes above when following Cicerone guide - Directly on route of A.J. Drake guide - Mr & Mrs Turnbull - Contact via Website Form or Phone.
MINFFORDD / DOLFFANOG, Tal-y-llyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd All Entries (4)

Gwesty Minffordd Hotel Minffordd, Tal-y-llyn. LL36 9AJ /// detective.stable.ripples
CALL 01654 761665 minffordd.com/ SH733116
Rooms: 2 Single, 3 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin £120 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £60 (Summer 2020 Rates) - Online Booking Available - Bar, Café and Restaurant - Directly on Alternative Route - Email: hotel@minffordd.com or via Website Form.
Dolffanog Fawr Dolffanog Tal-y-Llyn. LL36 9AJ /// buying.straw.meanest
CALL 01654 761247 dolffanogfawr.co.uk/ SH729105
Rooms: 4 Double (3 can convert to Twin) - Double/Twin from £110 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £90 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - 3 Course Evening Meal Optional £28 - 0.8 miles from Minffordd Alternative Route - Contact via Website Form or Phone.
Dol Einion Camp Site Dol Einion, Tal-y-llyn. LL36 9AJ /// fictional.commander.dignity
CALL 01654 761312 tal-y-llynheritagecentre.co.uk/ SH729113
Tent £16.50 (2 people 2019 price) - Electric Showers 20p - Close to Minffordd Alternative Route - Marian Rees - Email: marianrees@tiscali.co.uk
Ty Te Cadair Tea Room Dol-y-cae, Minffordd /// doghouse.homecare.recapture
    SH729116
Tea Room / Café / Sandwich Shop - Meals served all day - Directly on Minffordd Alternative Route at the start of the Minffordd Path to Cadair Idris. See more on Facebook @TyTeCadairTeaRoom.
DOLGELLAU, Gwynedd All Entries (3)

Tourist Information, Dolgellau  Closed  
  www.dolgellau-snowdonia.co.uk/  
Please Note: Dolgellau Tourist Information Centre has closed. Additional Accommodation and information is listed on the Snowdonia website above.
Ivy House Finsbury Square, Dolgellau. LL40 1RF /// wordplay.amicably.tint
CALL 01341 422535 www.ivyhouse-dolgellau.co.uk/ SH728177
Rooms: 3 Double, 2 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £55-£76 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £40-£46 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - 3.1 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Email: info@ivyhouse-dolgellau.co.uk
Hyb Bunkhouse 2-3 Heol y Bont (Bridge St.) Dolgellau, LL40 1AU /// wipes.journals.scavenger
CALL 01341 421755 http://independenthostels.co.uk/
members/hybbunkhousedolgellau/
SH728179
16 Beds (4x4) £20 limited bedding sets available £5 (2019 prices) - 2.7 miles from King's Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Meals & Bar - Phone or email during office hours 10am to 4.30pm - (Email via form on website).
ISLAW'R DREF, PENMAENPOOL Dolgellau, Gwynedd All Entries (4)

George III Hotel Penmaenpool, Dolgellau. LL40 1YD /// reservoir.earl.chest
CALL 01341 422525 www.robinsonsbrewery.com/
georgethethird/
SH695185
Rooms from £85 B&B 2 sharing (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - Bar and Restaurant - 1.5 miles from King's Hostel on Variant Route - Email: georgeiii@inglenookinns.co.uk
Tyddyn Mawr Islawrdref, Cader Road, Dolgellau. LL40 1TL /// scariest.prefect.tiger
CALL 01341 422331 www.wales-guesthouse.co.uk/ SH703154
Rooms: 2 Double £86 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy £76 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - 1.0 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Evening Meal at Gwernan Hotel ½mile or Dolgellau 2½mile (taxi), fine views - Olwen Evans - Email: olwen@wales-guesthouse.co.uk
Gwernan Lake Hotel Islawrdref, Dolgellau. LL40 1TL /// swerves.warp.chuckle
CALL 01341 422488 www.gwernan.wales/ SH704159
Rooms: 1 Single, 3 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £130 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £95 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available (Min 2 Nights, may be able to book 1 night by phone when not busy) - 1.1 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Restaurant and Bar - Email: info@gwernan.wales
YHA Kings Penmaenpool, Dolgellau, LL40 1TB /// shine.swooning.coverage
CALL 0345 371 9327 http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/kings/ SH683160
56 Beds - On Hostel Variant Route - Online Booking Available - Meals & Bar - See website for full facilities - Email: kings@yha.org.uk
ARTHOG, Dolgellau, Gwynedd All Entries (3)

The Slate Shed Craig Wen, Arthog. LL39 1YP /// masses.turned.overhaul
CALL 01341 250482 www.slateshed.co.uk/ SH655157
Rooms: 4 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin from £85 2 Sharing (2019 prices), Single Occupancy shown as same price online but check by phone or e-mail - 1 Mile from Route - Evening Meal at Penmaenpool (3 miles) or Fairbourne (3.7 miles) taxi - Email: hello@slateshed.co.uk
Graig Wen Camping Craig Wen, Arthog. LL39 1YP /// masses.turned.overhaul
CALL 01341 250482 http://www.graigwen.co.uk/ SH655157
Tent from £6 (1 person) - On same site as The Slate Shed - Also has Yurts and Cottages for Hire - Online Booking Available (also allows booking of Slate Shed rooms) - 1 Mile from Route.
Garthyfog Farm Camping Arthog. LL39 1AX /// feels.wobbles.graphic
CALL 01341 250254 www.snowdonialogcabins.co.uk/ SH636139
Small Tent £10 - Also has Self Catering Log Cabins Sleeping 4 to 6 people from £100 for 1 Night (2019 prices) - 0.8 miles from route - Email: info@garthyfog.co.uk
BARMOUTH, Gwynedd All Entries (7)

This a very popular holiday resort having a lot of accommodation, particularly along Marine Parade. However, it can get fully booked, particularly at weekends and main holiday periods, so it may be necessary to try several places. Also, many places have restrictions on single night bookings or charge supplements at these times. As well as the establishments listed here the Barmouth website lists several others.
Tourist Information, Barmouth  Closed  
  www.barmouth-wales.co.uk/  
Please Note: Barmouth Tourist Information Centre has closed. Additional Accommodation and information is listed on the Barmouth website above.
Dros Y Dwr 6 Porkington Terrace, Barmouth. LL42 1LX /// crashing.completed.snail
CALL 01341 280284   SH619156
Rooms: 3 Double - 0.1 miles from Route - Note: the previous owners left in 2017 and their website is no longer maintained. The accommodation appears on booking sites but these may be out-of-date.
Lawrenny Lodge Hotel Aberamffra Road Barmouth. LL41 1SU /// seasonal.bloomers.blossom
CALL 01341 280466 www.lawrennylodge.com/ SH620156
Rooms: 6 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin from £65-£95 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £65 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - At busy times 1 night stays may not be accepted - 0.2 miles from Route - Email: info@lawrennylodge.com
Môr Wyn Guest House 21 Marine Parade, Barmouth. LL42 1NA /// cushy.globe.slide
CALL 01341 280185 www.barmouthguesthouse.com/ SH610159
Large Number of Rooms: Double/Twin from £54 to £64 Room only 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £34 to £47, Cooked Breafast £7, Light Breakfast £4 (2019 prices) - At busy times 1 night stays may not be accepted - 0.5 miles from Route - Evening meals nearby - Contact by phone (9.30 to 21.00) or by website form.
Wavecrest Hotel 8 Marine Parade, Barmouth. LL42 1NA /// beak.conforms.brush
CALL 01341 280330 www.barmouthbandb.com/ SH610159
Rooms: 2 Single, 5 Double, 3 Family - Advance bookings not taken for 1 night stay, but there may be late availabilty when not busy - 0.5 miles from Route - Evening Meals Nearby - Email: enquiries@wavecrestbarmouth.co.uk - Note: Since 2016 The Wavecrest Hotel has been under new ownership - contact Chris and Zelanie Hart for prices.
Min y Mor Hotel Marine Promenade Barmouth. LL42 1HW /// button.functions.subsets
CALL 01341 280555 www.minymor.com/ SH607162
Rooms: Double/Twin from £98 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £54 (2018 prices) - Restaurant - 0.8 miles from route - Email: info@minymor.com or by Website Form.
Bunkorama Bunkhouse & Camping Gwastad Agnes, Off Panorama Road, Barmouth, LL42 1DX /// survivor.imparts.bulky
CALL 01341 281132 www.bunkorama.co.uk/ SH622165
8 Beds in 2 Rooms - £15 per Bed, Bedding £15 per stay, Towels £2 per stay (2019 prices) - Free Wi-Fi - Camping £12 per Tent (up to 2 people) £6 per additional person - Close to route, 0.9 miles from Barmouth centre - Online Booking Available - See website for full facilities - Email: thebunkorama@gmail.com - Mobile: CALL 07738 467196
Accommodation Options for the Rhinogau

The section over the Rhinog Mountains is too much for the majority of walkers to undertake in one day. Barmouth to Maentwrog is 24 miles with 8785 ft of ascent and progress is slow in many places. The following are a few options for accommodation:

Camping: The Nantcol Falls Campsite is 4.4 miles to the west of the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy and there is a basic Camp Site at Cwm Bychan, directly on the route.

Taxi Assisted Option 1: The option suggested by Tony Drake was to stay for two nights at Barmouth. On the first day take a taxi to Maes-y-garnedd (SH642269) /// reverted.finds.reckons 1.5 miles from the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy, then walk the route in reverse back to Barmouth. On the second day take a taxi to the same place and continue the route from there.

One local taxi firm is A to B Taxis -  CALL 07860 739073 who charged £25 per trip in 2016.

Taxi Assisted Option 2: There are a few places where roads come within reasonable distance of the route where taxis could pick up. The problem with making these arrangements is that the timing may be uncertain. Mobile phone reception is very limited, but there may be places, particularly on mountain tops, where it may be possible to phone. There is a phone box in Cwm Nantcol at SH623263 /// earful.froze.courts   2.75 miles from the route, but remote phone boxes are under threat and may well be out of order or removed. This phone box is currently working (July 2017) but takes Phone Cards or Credit/Debit Cards only and has a sign dated 2016 proposing closure subject to public consultation. Arranging a time in advance is more reliable, but there may be problems of either not arriving on time or arriving early and having to wait.

Possible pickup points are Maes-y-garnedd (1.5 miles from route at SH642269 /// reverted.finds.reckons) and Cwm Bychan (On Route at SH646315/// vanish.snippets.airliners) from the West, and near Graigddu-isaf from the East (2 miles from the Route at SH684302/// cringe.spend.fists).

On Foot - Option 1: From Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy head west past Maes-y-garnedd and along the road towards Llanbedr. Gwynfryn Farm is 5.1 miles from the route with a further 0.6 miles for an evening meal at Victoria Inn (which also has accommodation). There are a number of footpaths to avoid some of the road walking. Returning to the route it is possible to take a more direct and gentler route to Rhinog Fawr over Mynydd Llanbedr and Foel Ddu (access land beyond the right of way). It is 5.2 miles from Llanbedr to Rhinog Fawr summit.

On Foot - Option 2: From the top of the Pass of Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy SH664282 /// undertook.they.rewriting continue eastward to Grugle and Graigddu-isaf to join a minor road by the car park at SH684302/// cringe.spend.fists. This road leads to the A470, which is 4.3 miles from the route. From there, you can turn right to Cae Gwyn Farm for B&B (also Camping and Camping Barn), or turn left to reach The Rhiw Goch Bunkhouse (group bookings only) after turning right up the hill through the holiday village. The Rhiw Goch Inn burned down in October 2018 and the Cross Foxes Inn in Trawsfynydd is up for sale (October 2019) so there is currently nowhere to obtain meals nearby, however Cae Gwyn have self-catering facilities in their Camping Barn. The O.S. map shows several footpaths with right of way in this area, but this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest so grazing has been severely restricted or completely stopped over most of the land in order to revert it back to its natural state, which is long reeds and bog. Hence, many footpaths are badly overgrown and / or boggy. It is, therefore, safer to stick to the roads unless there there is good indication that a path is well trodden. There is some Mobile Phone reception in places on the way.

BRONABER, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd All Entries (3)

Cae Gwyn Farm B&B Bronaber, Trawsfynydd. LL41 4YE /// transmitted.champions.quickly
CALL 01766 540245 www.caegwynfarm.co.uk/ SH713297
Rooms: - Double/Twin £36 per person B&B, £28 Room Only, Single Occupancy £10 supplement (2019 prices) - 4.7 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy (5.7 miles from Cwm Bychan) - Email: enquiries@caegwynfarm.co.uk - Mobile Phone CALL 07908 277503 (Phone only from 9am to 8pm on either phone). Note, breakfast is from a well stocked buffet but cooked breakfast is not served. Also Camping £9 per person including use of all facilities, and Self-catering Camping Barn £16 per person.
Rhiw Goch Bunkhouse Bronaber, Trawsfynydd. LL41 4UY /// cautious.mincing.mistaking
CALL 01766 540219 www.logcabinswales.co.uk/
accommodation/rhiw-goch-bunkhouse
SH693306
5.3 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - The Rhiw Goch Inn burned down in October 2018 but the Bunkhouse is open for Group Bookings Only of 10 to 20 people - £25.50 to £27 per person per night depending on number, minimum of 2 nights charged - Email: info@pureleisuregroup.com Note: The public right of way show from the A470 to The Rhiw Goch is badly overgrown and can be very boggy, so it is best to keep to the roads (the A470 is very busy with high speed traffic but it does have grassy verges).
Penrhos Isaf Bothy Near Ganllwyd, 0.6 miles East of A470 /// motivations.publisher.facelift
  www.mountainbothies.org.uk/
bothies/wales/penrhos-isaf/
SH737238
5 miles East of route near Diffwys in the Rhinog Mountains of Snowdonia (Cicerone guide page 185, A.J. Drake guide Map 39).
LLANBEDR & HARLECH, Gwynedd All Entries (7)

Tourist Information, Harlech  Closed  
  www.visitharlech.wales/  
Please Note: Harlech Tourist Information Centre has closed. Additional Accommodation and information is listed on the Visit Harlech website above.
Maelgwyn House Ffordd Isaf, Harlech. LL46 2SW /// shippers.panels.anguished
CALL 01766 780087 www.maelgwynharlech.co.uk/ SH580309
Rooms: 4 Double, 1 Twin - Double from £81 B&B 2 Sharing, Twin from £93 B&B 2 Sharing (2019 prices) - Online Booking not showing any availability so enquire directly by phone or Email - 5.4 miles from route (Cwm Bychan) - Email: Bookings@MaelgwynHarlech.co.uk
Gwynfryn Farm Llanbedr. LL45 2NY /// enhances.highways.dugouts
CALL 01341 241381 Daytime
CALL 01341 241642 Evening
www.gwynfryncottages.com/ SH594271
Rooms: Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £55 (2011 Prices - contact by e-mail, phone or website form for latest prices) - Also Holiday Cottages - Evening Meal in Llanbedr (0.6 miles) - 5.1 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Email: clare@gwynfryncottages.com
Victoria Inn Llanbedr. LL45 2LD /// decorator.dignify.taken
CALL 01341 241213 www.vic-inn.co.uk/ SH585268
Rooms: 3 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Family - Double £85 B&B 2 Sharing, Twin £95 B&B 2 sharing (2019 prices) - Pub with Bar Meals - 5.7 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Contact via website form or phone.
Nantcol Falls Campsite Cefn Uchaf, Llanbedr. LL45 2PL /// credited.overhear.outlined
CALL 01341 241209 www.nantcolwaterfalls.co.uk/ SH608271
(2020 prices) Tents £8 to £10 per person - also Glamping Pod £55 per night for 2 People (min 2 nights charged), Bell Tent £65 per night for 2 People (min 2 nights charged) - Online Booking Available - 4.4 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Email: sales@nantcolwaterfalls.co.uk or via Website Form - Mobile: CALL 07919 448898
Taxi Service - D Griffiths Bryn Coch, Ardudwy. LL44 2DN  
CALL 01341 247741    
Ring with credit, debit or chargecard from phone box in Cwm Nantcol at SH623262 /// (2.9 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy). Prior notice day before of intention to ring is advisable. Phone box takes no coins. There is a move to stop maintaining remote phone boxes, so test availability beforehand by ringing the number of box CALL 01341 241231 to ensure it rings out. Mobile phones are more likely to work on Y Llethr than down in valley.
The Mill Camping & Caravan Site Llanfair, Llanbedr. LL45 2NH /// outlines.easygoing.belly
CALL 07909 682938 Daytime
CALL 1341 241670 After 7pm
llanbedrcampingandcaravan
.co.uk/
SH589268
Pitches for tents - Static Caravans for Hire - 5.6 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Contact by Phone or via Website Form
CWM BYCHAN, Harlech, Gwynedd All Entries (1)

Cwm Bychan Farm Llanbedr. LL45 2PH /// final.surveyors.shrubbery
CALL 01630 657001   SH646315
Basic Camp Site with Toilets - Directly on Route
TRAWSFYNYDD, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd All Entries (5)

Old Mill Farmhouse B&B Fron Oleu, Trawsfynydd, LL41 4UN /// sprint.requiring.surprised
CALL 01978 759603 http://oldmillfarmhouse.co.uk/ SH711350
4 Rooms: - Double/Twin from £70 (2019 prices) based on 2 sharing, Single Occupancy £10 extra - minimum 2 night booking at peak times and other restrictions, these may be relaxed by phoning if there is late avaiability - 0.4 miles from Trawsfynydd Variant Route - Email: stay@oldmillfarmhouse.co.uk
Hostel Llys Ednowain Trawsfynydd, LL41 4UB /// assembles.grazed.doll
CALL 01766 770324 www.cadairviewlodge.co.uk/llys-ednowain-group-accommodation SH708357
20 Beds in 4 Rooms - Now Group Accommodation charged for a minimum of 4 people though smaller groups may book - From £110 per room for up to 4 people (2019 prices - may be a better price at quiet times by phoning) - Online Booking Available - Self Catering - Directly on Trawsfynydd Variant Route - Nearby is Siop Glyndwr, a Premier Convenience Store and Cross Foxes pub which is up for sale and appears to be closed (Oct 2019) Tel. 01766 540204 (Do not confuse this with the Cross Foxes in Dolgellau as Google Maps has an incorrect link to their website) - Check with hostel whether pub is open and availability of bar meals when booking - Email: info@cadairviewlodge.co.uk
Cae Adda Camping Trawsfynydd, LL41 4TS /// waitress.revisits.repeat
Book by email www.caeadda.com/ SH690355
Camping by lakeside with Toilets, Showers and Simple Kitchen, also Camping Cabin and Self Catering Cottage - Camping £8 per person (2019 prices), Camping Cabin sleeps 4 £40 per night, Cottage sleeps 6 email for price - 0.6 miles from Main Route, close to Trawsfynydd Variant route. Email: caeaddacamping@gmail.com
Cross Foxes Hotel Fronwinion, Trawsfynydd. LL41 3SE /// cloak.suffer.tricycle
CALL 01766 540204   SH708357
Directly on Trawsfynydd Variant Route - Pub with Food (check availability as pub was up for sale Oct 2019 and appears to be closed), (Do not confuse this with the Cross Foxes in Dolgellau as Google Maps has an incorrect link to their website). No Accommodation
Siop Glyndwr Convenience Store Fronwinion, Trawsfynydd. LL41 4SF /// bulky.superhero.saucepan
CALL 01766 540228   SH708354
Directly on Trawsfynydd Variant Route - Premier Convenience Store and Post Office - Open 8:00 to 20:00 Mon-Sat, 10:00 to 15:00 Sun.
MAENTWROG, Gwynedd All Entries (6)

Grapes Hotel Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 4HN /// year.fond.croutons
CALL 01766 590365 www.grapeshotelsnowdonia
.co.uk/
SH665406
6 Rooms: - Double/Twin from £115 B&B 2 sharing, Single Occupancy from £80 (2019 prices) - Online booking available - Pub and Restaurant - Directly on Route - Email: grapeshotelsnowdonia@outlook.com
Glanddwyryd B&B Glan Dwyryd, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 4HN /// deposits.poker.flippers
CALL 01766 590288 or
CALL 07870 5198368 mob
http://glanddwyryd.weebly.com/ SH665406
1 Double, 1 Twin from £70 B&B 2 sharing, Single Occupancy from £45 (2019 prices) - Directly on Route - Contact by phone or via website form.
Oakley Arms Hotel Tan-y-Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3YU /// terminology.prefix.vintages
CALL 01766 590277 www.oakeleyarms.co.uk/ SH660409
Many Rooms: - Double/Twin from £100 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £65 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - Large Hotel with Bar and Meals - Cottages and Bunkhouse also available - 0.15 miles from route - Email: info@oakeleyarms.co.uk
Plas Tan-y-Bwlch Maentwrog Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3YU /// pile.truffles.tune
CALL 01766 590324 http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/study-centre SH655406
30 Rooms: Double/Twin from £82 to £92 B&B 2 sharing, Single from £41 to £51 B&B - Double/Twin from £120 to £130 Dinner, B&B 2 sharing, Single from £60 to £70 Dinner, B&B (2018 prices) - This is the Snowdonia National Park Study Centre. B&B Accommodation can be booked for people not on courses subject to availability - 0.6 miles from route - Email: plas@snowdonia-npa.gov.uk or via Website Form.
Llechrwd Camp Site Llechrwd Farm, Maentwrog. LL41 4HF /// chemistry.shoebox.handyman
CALL 01766 590240   SH678413
Pitches from £16 (Tent with 2 Adults) - 0.9 miles from Route (By A496) - Email: llechrwd@hotmail.com
Maentwrog Bunkhouse Felen Rhyd Fach, Maentwrog, LL41 4HY /// paintings.majority.guitars
CALL 01766 590231 http://independenthostels
.co.uk/members/
maentwrogbunkhouse/
SH657393
4 Beds in 1 Room - £18 per bed, hire of bed linen £5 (2018) - Booking Essential - Self Catering - 1.3 miles from route at SH676393 /// reap.this.procured - Contact Mrs Eurliw M Jones by phone or message via website.
LLAN FFESTINIOG, Gwynedd All Entries (1)

Treks Bunkhouse Y Cefn, LLan Ffestiniog, LL41 4PS /// existence.tactical.computer
CALL 07796 172318 www.treksbunkhouse.co.uk/ SH714421
16 Beds (1x6, 1x4, 1x3, 1x2, 1x1) - £16 to £18 per bed (2019 prices) Bedding for Hire - Online Booking Available - Hot Showers, Drying Room, Kitchen, Tumble Drier, Central Heating - Check In 15:30 to 18:30 - Self Catering - 3 miles from route - Email: treksbunkhouse@gmail.com.
BLAENAU FFESTINIOG, TANYGRISIAU, Gwynedd All Entries (4)

Tourist Information, Blaenau Ffestiniog  Closed  
  blaenauffestiniog.org/  
Please Note: Blaenau Ffestiniog Tourist Information Centre has closed. Additional Accommodation and information is listed on the Blaenau Ffestiniog website above.
Dolawel Guest House Rhiwbrydfir Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3HS /// shuttle.buddy.worms
CALL 01766 830511 http://www.dolawel.co.uk/ SH697463
Rooms: 2 Double, 2 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £70 to £76 B&B 2 Sharing (2014 prices - contact for current prices) - 2.4 miles from Route - Email: bookings@dolawel.co.uk
Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3TW /// propose.drivers.numeral
CALL 01766 831356 or
CALL 07905 568127 mob
www.ecoguesthouse.co.uk/ SH681449
Rooms: 1 Single, 2 Double, 3 Double/Twin (Flexible Rooms), 1 Family - Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £40 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - 0.8 miles from Route - Email: info@ecoguesthouse.co.uk
Cell B Hostel Park Square, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3AD /// pave.outsize.shortcuts
CALL 01766 832001 https://independenthostels.co.uk/
members/cellb/website
SH703459
11 Beds (1x6, 1x3, 1x2) from £20 per bed (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - Self Catering Kitchen - Cinema, Restaurant & Bar - 2.7 miles from route at Bwlch Cwmorthin, 3.1 miles from route at S end of Tanygrisiau Reservoir - Email: prisoner@cellb.org.
BEDDGELERT, SNOWDON, Caernarfon, Gwynedd All Entries (6)

Tourist Information, Beddgelert  Closed  
  www.beddgelerttourism.com/  
Please Note: Beddgelert Tourist Information Centre has closed. Additional Accommodation and information is listed on the Beddgelert website above.
Royal Goat Hotel Beddgelert. LL55 4YE /// propelled.spent.postcard
CALL 01766 890224 www.royalgoathotel.co.uk/ SH589481
Many Rooms: Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £60 - Online Booking Available (Late Availability Discounts) - Restaurant & Bar - 0.3 miles from route - Email: stay@royalgoathotel.co.uk
Colwyn Guest House Caernarfon Road, Beddgelert. LL55 4UY /// than.clinic.roughest
CALL 01766 890276 or
CALL 07774 002637 mob
www.beddgelertguesthouse.co.uk/ SH588483
Rooms from £37.50 per person B&B (no recent price updates on website) - 0.3 miles from route - Email: colwyn276@gmail.com or via Website Form
Beddgelert Campsite A4085 Caernarfon Road, Beddgelert. LL55 4UU /// civil.senses.goodbyes
CALL 01766 890288 www.beddgelertcampsite.co.uk/ SH578491
Pitches from £10 (Up to 6 people) - Online Booking Available - 1.2 miles from route - Contact by Phone (09:00 to 16:30) or Website Form
Cae Du Campsite Beddgelert. LL55 4NE /// salsa.wasp.expectant
CALL 01766 890345 www.caeducampsite.co.uk/ SH598487
Note: This site has been noted as permanently closed (Nov 2019) Pitches from £11.50 (Small Tent, 1 Person) - Directly on Route - Email: stay@caeducampsite.co.uk
Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre Llanberis Path, Caernarfon. LL55 4UL /// firebird.eventful.additives
CALL 01286 870223 https://snowdonrailway.co.uk/
summit-visitor-centre/
SH610543
Directly on Route - Café & Gift Shop - Open from Late Spring to end of October - Only Open when Trains are Running from 10am until 20 minutes before last train leaves summit - Closed in bad weather
NANT GWYNANT, Caernarfon, Gwynedd All Entries (4)

YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant Nantgwynant, LL55 4NP /// clan.cocktail.breakaway
CALL 0345 371 9108 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/
snowdon-bryn-gwynant
SH641513
72 Beds - Directly on Hostel Variant Route, 1.1 miles from start of Watkin Path to Snowdon - Online Booking Available - Meals - See website for full facilities - Email: bryngwynant@yha.org.uk Note: The guidebook shows a route to approach the hostel via a footpath from the SE. This used to have a sign pointing the way to the hostel from the main right of way, but it is now (July 2017) very little used and is not too easy to find due to the area being churned up by heavy vehicles. Also, on the way there is a fallen tree blocking the route with only about two foot of clearance underneath and muddy ground. It is probably easier and quicker to continue along the minor road at SH637494 /// covertly.candle.spaceship heading for the A498 and approach the hostel from the main driveway at SH640514 /// falters.thrashed.fame.
Bryn Dinas Camping Pods Nantgwynant, Gwynedd. LL55 4NQ /// currently.strutting.tagging
CALL 01766 890351 www.bryndinascampingpods.co.uk/ SH625502
Owned by Red Dragon Holidays - 5 Heated Camping Pods from £46 to £50 per night for 2 people (twin beds) with pillow and sheet (own sleeping bag) - Pod package with duvets, quilt covers and towels £6 extra - 4 Berth Bunk room from £80 to £92 (standard package) - 4 Berth Lodge from £130 to £150 per night including all bedding (2020 prices) - Online Booking available - 0.3 miles from Watkin Path to Snowdon, 2.8 miles from Beddgelert - contact by phone or via Website Form.
Hafod y Llan Camping, Nantgwynant, Gwynedd. LL55 4NH /// slices.halt.teardrop
  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/
hafod-y-llan-campsite-wales#
SH629513
Site owned by National Trust - Basic Camping with Hot Showers, Toilet Block & Tumble Drier - £7.50 per person - No booking, just first come, first served - 0.1 miles from Watkin Path to Snowdon, 3.5 miles from Beddgelert - Email: katy.haines@nationaltrust.org.uk - Email preferred contact as phone not always manned.
Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre Llanberis Path, Caernarfon. LL55 4UL /// firebird.eventful.additives
CALL 01286 870223 https://snowdonrailway.co.uk/
summit-visitor-centre/
SH610543
Directly on Route - Café & Gift Shop - Open from Late Spring to end of October - Only Open when Trains are Running from 10am until 20 minutes before last train leaves summit - Closed in bad weather
PEN-Y-PASS & PEN-Y-GWRYD, Nant Gwynant, Gwynedd All Entries (2)

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, LL55 4NY /// wage.rebel.mason
CALL 0345 371 9534 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/
snowdon-pen-y-pass
SH647556
16 en-suite Rooms - Recent £1.3 million investment - Directly on Route - Online Booking Available - Meals, Café - See website for full facilities - Email: penypass@yha.org.uk
Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel Nant Gwynant. LL55 4NT /// foam.prouder.warriors
CALL 01286 870211 www.pyg.co.uk/ SH660558
Rooms from £47.50 per person B&B (2019 prices) - Restaurant and Bar - 1.1 miles from route - Enquiries and bookings by phone
LLANBERIS, Caernarfon, Gwynedd All Entries (5)

  Llanberis is about five and a half miles from the Route at Pen-y-Pass but can be accessed by the Sherpa Bus S1 or S2 from Pen-y-Pass - See Timetables. On foot, one option is to descend Snowdon by the Llanberis Path for an overnight stay, then rejoin the route by the path up Cwm Cneifio to Glyder Fawr. This could be extended to take in Elidir Fawr and Y Garn (both over 3,000 ft) by taking the path up Cwm Dudodyn. Note: It is not advisable to walk down the busy A4086 road to Llanberis.
Tourist Information, Llanberis  Closed  
  www.visitsnowdonia.info/
llanberis-50.aspx
 
Please Note: Llanberis Tourist Information Centre has closed. Additional Accommodation and information is listed on the Snowdonia-Llanberis website above.
YHA Snowdon Llanberis Llwyn Celyn, Llanberis, LL55 4SR /// inviting.rinsed.coping
CALL 0345 371 9645 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/
snowdon-llanberis
SH574596
50 Beds - 0.4 miles from Llanberis (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis) - Online Booking Available - Meals - See website for full facilities - Email: llanberis@yha.org.uk Note: The paths shown on the map leading across to the hostel are blocked and overgrown, so use the road through the village.
Beech Bank 2 High Street, Llanberis. LL55 4EN /// titles.tiptoes.clasping
CALL 01286 871085 www.beech-bank.co.uk/ SH576605
Rooms: Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing (2017 prices) - 0.3 miles from Bus Stop at Joe Brown's (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass) - Email: info@beech-bank.co.uk
Mount Pleasant B&B High Street Llanberis. LL55 4HA /// titles.tiptoes.clasping
CALL 01286 870395 www.mountpleasant-llanberis.com/ SH577603
Rooms: 2 Single, Several Double/Twin - Double/Twin from £75 B&B 2 Sharing, Single En-Suite from £55 - 3 course dinner with tea or coffee £17.50, packed lunch £4 - Close to Bus Stop at Joe Brown's (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass) - Email: mountpleasant.waterton@gmail.com - Enquiries via Website Form or Email
Glyn Afon Guesthouse 72 High Street, Llanberis. LL55 4HA /// marine.slave.executive
CALL 01286 872528 //llanberisbedandbreakfast.co.uk/ SH578602
Rooms: 2 Single, 4 Double, 2 Twin - Double £75, Twin £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £55 (2017 prices) Minimum 2 night stay - Close to Bus Stop at Joe Brown's (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass) - Email: info@glyn-afon.co.uk or via Website Form
OGWEN, Bethesda, Gwynedd All Entries (3)

  Ogwen is about half way between Capel Curig and Bethesda. There is a limited Bus Service (6B) running on weekends and public holidays between Bethesda and Capel Curig, stopping at Ogwen - See Timetables. There is a footpath running parallel with the main road to Capel Curig (4.3 miles from Checkpoint 36) and a quiet minor road, then track to Bethesda (5 miles from Ogwen) for those seeking alternative accommodation on foot.
YHA Idwal Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3LZ /// fattening.dressings.hills
CALL 0345 371 9744 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/idwal/ SH649604
36 Beds - Directly on Route - Online Booking Available - Self Catering Only - Shop and Drinks Available - See website for full facilities - Email: idwal@yha.org.uk - Shop Generally stocks pasta ready meals plus a limited selection of other items such as porridge oats and beans. However stocks may run out at busy times, so check before arriving empty handed. Nearest Meals about 5 miles in either direction, with very limited Sherpa Bus Service - Camping
Gwern Gof Uchaf Camping & Bunkhouse Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed. LL24 0EU /// emporium.sleepy.lump
CALL 01690 720294 www.tryfanwales.co.uk/ SH673603
Camping Pitches £5 (2016) per person (no booking required for small groups) - Bunkhouse Bed £12 per person (book ahead) - 0.6 miles from Route - New Shower Block at no extra charge.
Garn Gof Isaf Camping & Bunkhouse Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed. LL24 0EU /// easily.landmark.boxing
CALL 01690 720276 gwerngofisaf.co.uk/ SH685601
Camping Pitches £6 per person - Bunkhouse Bed £14 per person - Glamping pods from £45 per night minimum 2 night stay - 1.4 miles from route - Email: ggicampingenquiries@gmail.com or via Website Form
CAPEL CURIG, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy All Entries (5)

  There is a limited Bus Service (6B) running on weekends and public holidays between Bethesda and Capel Curig, stopping at Ogwen - See Timetables. There is a footpath running parallel to the main road most of the way to Capel Curig (4.1 miles from Checkpoint 36 - SH66608 /// width.slightly.basics ) for those seeking alternative accommodation on foot. It is also possible to reach Capel Curig for accommodation and food by leaving the route at Bwlch Caseg Fraith (SH667582 /// landings.defaults.lifted ) after descending from Gylder Fach, without going to Ogwen. Continue along the ridge eastwards over Y Foel Goch then fork right before Gallt yr Ogaf to reach Capel Curig at the junction of the A5 and A4086 (4.1 miles). Next day, return to the route at Checkpoint 36 either by bus or via the footpath.
The Rocks Hostel at Plas Curig Capel Curig, LL24 0EL /// waking.imparting.regress
CALL 01690 720225 www.therockshostel.com/ SH726579
36 Dormitory Beds from £27.50, Private Rooms £60 Double/Twin, £112.50 Double + Twin (2020 prices) - Self-Catering - Online Booking Available - 4.5 miles from Route at Checkpoint 36 - Online Booking Available - See website for full facilities - Meals at Bryn Tyrch Inn 0.15 miles - Email: info@therockshostel.com
St Curig's Church Self-Catering Capel Curig. LL24 0EL /// wordplay.hems.crouches
CALL 07980 619139 www.stcurigschurch.com/ SH721581
Rooms: 2 Double, 3 Twin and 4 bed Bunkroom plus extra beds - Kitchen, Drying Room, Hot Tub - The property is let as a whole from £790 per night midweek - weekends minimum of 2 nights from £1990 (2020 prices) - 5.1 miles from Route at Checkpoint 36 - Meals at Bryn Tyrch Inn (0.3 miles) - Email: alice@alicedouglas.com
Bron Eryri Capel Curig. LL24 0EE /// martini.translate.should
CALL 01690 720240 www.snowdoniabednbreakfast.com/ SH733572
Rooms: 2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Double + Single - Double/Twin from £65 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £40 - 5.1 miles from Route at Checkpoint 36 - Meals at Tyn-y-Coed Inn (0.1 miles) - Email: via website form.
Bryn Tyrch Inn Capel Curig. LL24 0EL /// umpires.ready.birdcage
CALL 01690 720223 www.bryntyrchinn.co.uk/ SH724579
Four Star Inn with 12 Rooms - Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing (Some off-peak special offers available) - Online Booking Available - 4.4 miles from Route at Checkpoint 36 - Restaurant and Bar Meals - Email: info@bryntyrchinn.co.uk
Tyn-y-Coed Inn Capel Curig. LL24 0EE /// reunion.rational.clinic
CALL 01690 720331 www.tyn-y-coed.co.uk/ SH732574
Rooms: 5 Double, 5 Twin/Family from £90.00 B&B 2 sharing, Single Occupancy from £60 - Bar and Evening Meals - 5.0 miles from route at Checkpoint 36 - Email: mail@tyn-y-coed.com
CARNEDDAU MOUNTAINS All Entries (1)

Dulyn Bothy Dyffryn Conwy. /// prongs.replaying.prank
  www.mountainbothies.org.uk/bothies/wales/dulyn/ SH705664
1.3 miles East of route near Foel Grach in the Carneddau Mountains of Snowdonia (Cicerone guide page 185, A.J. Drake guide 7th edition Map 46, previous editions Map 47).
TAL-Y-BONT, ROWEN, Conwy All Entries (3)

Conwy Valley Backpacker's Barn Pyllau Gloewon Farm, Tal-y-Bont, LL32 8YX /// striving.heartless.gosh
CALL 01492 660504 or
CALL 07956 851425
www.conwyvalleybarn.com/ SH769697
20 Beds (1x4, 1x6, 1x10) £20 (2019), Hire of Bed Linen £3.50 - 4.4 miles from route at Bwlch y Ddeufaen - Self Catering Kitchen - Pubs 1/4 mile and 1 mile - Camping with Shower Block £8 per person - Email: info@conwyvalleybarn.com
YHA Rowen Rhiw Farm, Rowen, LL32 8YW /// appraised.cupboards.monkeys
CALL 0345 371 9038 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/rowen SH747721
20 Beds - 1.3 miles from route (After Tal-y Fan), 1.6 miles from route (Before Tal-y Fan) - Online Booking Available - No Meals, Self Catering Only, Meals at Ty Gwyn Hotel (0.9 miles and 600ft below) - Shop 1.5 miles and 700ft below - See website for full facilities - Shop shown on website but check what stock is held when booking - Email: conwy@yha.org.uk (Enquiries Handled by YHA Conwy)
Ty Gwyn Hotel High Street, Rowen. LL32 8YU /// misted.scowls.socialite
CALL 01492 650232 www.tygwyn-pub.com/ SH759720
Pub with Restaurant and Bar Meals - Riverside Beer Garden - No Accommodation - 2.2 miles from Route (After Tal y Fan), 0.9 miles from YHA Rowen
CONWY All Entries (5)

Tourist Information, Conwy Muriau Building, Rosehill Street, Conwy, LL32 8LD /// decently.civic.skirt
CALL 01492 577566 www.visitllandudno.org.uk/ SH781775
Please Note: a number of Tourist Information Centres in Wales are under threat of closure due to cuts in funding.
YHA Conwy Larkhill, Sychnant Pass Road, Conwy, LL32 8AJ /// elbow.mondays.committed
CALL 0345 371 9732 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/conwy/ SH775773
80 Beds - 0.6 miles from Conwy Castle - Online Booking Available - Meals - See website for full facilities - Email: conwy@yha.org.uk
Bryn Guest House Sychnant Pass Road, Conwy. LL32 8NS /// silent.fractions.growth
CALL 01492 592449 www.bryn.org.uk/ SH779775
Rooms: 1 Single, 3 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin from £100 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £65, Single Night Supplement (High Season) £15 per room (2019 prices) - 0.35 miles from Conwy Castle - Meals in Town - Email: stay@bryn.org.uk
Gwynfryn House B&B 4 York Place, Conwy. LL32 8AB /// swanky.unlocking.spouting
CALL 0794 272821 www.bedandbreakfastconwy.co.uk/ SH780775
Rooms: 3 King Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin from £115 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £105 - Online Booking Available - 0.25 miles from Conwy Castle - Email: info@gwynfrynbandb.co.uk
Castlebank Hotel Mount Pleasant, Conwy. LL32 8NY /// enigma.districts.thrillers
CALL 01492 593888 www.castlebankhotel.co.uk/ SH778775
9 Rooms: Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £45, Single occupancy of Double/Twin from £80 (2020 prices) - 0.4 miles from Conwy Castle - Email: bookings@castlebankhotel.co.uk or via website form

Accommodation - Hotel & B&B

Accommodation (Northern) - Dinas Mawddwy to Conwy (Click Grid Ref for Map) Hotel & B&B
DINAS MAWDDWY, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (3)

  Please Note: There is now (2017) a new footbridge across the river in Dinas Mawddwy so the temporary diversion is no longer in force.
Ty Derw Country House B&B Old Road, Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9LR /// arrow.loaf.fond
CALL 01650 531318 www.tyderw.co.uk/ SH857136
Rooms: 3 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £80 (2019 prices) - See notes above when following Cicerone guide - Directly on route of A.J. Drake guide - Drinks Available and sometimes Evening Meal by arrangement - Mair & Nick Godley - Email: tyderw@btinternet.com or via Online Form.
Buckley Arms Hotel Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9LP /// indulges.model.bench
CALL 01650 531261 thebuckleyarms.co.uk/ SH859140
Rooms: 4 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £60 (2019 prices) - Bar & Restaurant - See notes above when following Cicerone guide - Directly on route of A.J. Drake guide - Email: info@thebuckleyarms.co.uk
Red Lion Inn (Y Llew Coch) Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9JA /// young.habits.potato
CALL 01650 531247 yllewcoch.co.uk/ SH858148
Rooms: 1 Single, 1 Double, 3 Family (or Double/Twin)- Double/Twin £75 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £32.50, Single Occupancy of Double £45 (2019 prices) - Bar Meals & Restaurant - Directly on Route - Email: berwynhughes@yahoo.co.uk
MINFFORDD / DOLFFANOG, Tal-y-llyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (2)

Gwesty Minffordd Hotel Minffordd, Tal-y-llyn. LL36 9AJ /// detective.stable.ripples
CALL 01654 761665 minffordd.com/ SH733116
Rooms: 2 Single, 3 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin £120 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £60 (Summer 2020 Rates) - Online Booking Available - Bar, Café and Restaurant - Directly on Alternative Route - Email: hotel@minffordd.com or via Website Form.
Dolffanog Fawr Dolffanog Tal-y-Llyn. LL36 9AJ /// buying.straw.meanest
CALL 01654 761247 dolffanogfawr.co.uk/ SH729105
Rooms: 4 Double (3 can convert to Twin) - Double/Twin from £110 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £90 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - 3 Course Evening Meal Optional £28 - 0.8 miles from Minffordd Alternative Route - Contact via Website Form or Phone.
DOLGELLAU, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (1)

Ivy House Finsbury Square, Dolgellau. LL40 1RF /// wordplay.amicably.tint
CALL 01341 422535 www.ivyhouse-dolgellau.co.uk/ SH728177
Rooms: 3 Double, 2 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £55-£76 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £40-£46 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - 3.1 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Email: info@ivyhouse-dolgellau.co.uk
ISLAW'R DREF, PENMAENPOOL Dolgellau, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (3)

George III Hotel Penmaenpool, Dolgellau. LL40 1YD /// reservoir.earl.chest
CALL 01341 422525 www.robinsonsbrewery.com/ SH703154
Rooms from £85 B&B 2 sharing (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - Bar and Restaurant - 1.5 miles from King's Hostel on Variant Route - Email: georgeiii@inglenookinns.co.uk
Tyddyn Mawr Islawrdref, Cader Road, Dolgellau. LL40 1TL /// scariest.prefect.tiger
CALL 01341 422331 www.wales-guesthouse.co.uk/ SH703154
Rooms: 2 Double £86 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy £66 - Online Booking Available - 1.0 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Evening Meal at Gwernan Hotel ½mile or Dolgellau 2½mile (taxi), fine views - Olwen Evans - Email: olwen@wales-guesthouse.co.uk
Gwernan Lake Hotel Islawrdref, Dolgellau. LL40 1TL /// swerves.warp.chuckle
CALL 01341 422488 www.gwernan.co.uk/ SH704159
Rooms: 1 Single, 3 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £130 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £95 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available (Min 2 Nights, may be able to book 1 night by phone when not busy) - 1.1 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Restaurant and Bar - Email: info@gwernan.wales
ARTHOG, Dolgellau, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (1)

The Slate Shed Craig Wen, Arthog. LL39 1YP /// masses.turned.overhaul
CALL 01341 250482 www.slateshed.co.uk/ SH655157
Rooms: 4 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin from £85 2 Sharing (2019 prices), Single Occupancy shown as same price online but check by phone or e-mail - 1 Mile from Route - Evening Meal at Penmaenpool (3 miles) or Fairbourne (3.7 miles) taxi - Email: hello@slateshed.co.uk
BARMOUTH, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (5)

This a very popular holiday resort having a lot of accommodation, particularly along Marine Parade. However, it can get fully booked, particularly at weekends and main holiday periods, so it may be necessary to try several places. Also, many places have restrictions on single night bookings or charge supplements at these times. As well as the establishments listed here the Barmouth website lists several others.
Dros Y Dwr 6 Porkington Terrace, Barmouth. LL42 1LX /// crashing.completed.snail
CALL 01341 280284   SH619156
Rooms: 3 Double - 0.1 miles from Route - Note: the previous owners left in 2017 and their website is no longer maintained. The accommodation appears on booking sites but these may be out-of-date.
Lawrenny Lodge Hotel Aberamffra Road Barmouth. LL41 1SU /// seasonal.bloomers.blossom
CALL 01341 280466 www.lawrennylodge.com/ SH620156
Rooms: 6 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin from £65-£95 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £65 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - At busy times 1 night stays may not be accepted - 0.2 miles from Route - Email: info@lawrennylodge.com
Môr Wyn Guest House 21 Marine Parade, Barmouth. LL42 1NA /// cushy.globe.slide
CALL 01341 280185 www.barmouthguesthouse.com/ SH610159
Large Number of Rooms: Double/Twin from £54 to £64 Room only 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £34 to £47, Cooked Breafast £7, Light Breakfast £4 (2019 prices) - At busy times 1 night stays may not be accepted - 0.5 miles from Route - Evening meals nearby - Contact by phone (9.30 to 21.00) or by website form.
Wavecrest Hotel 8 Marine Parade, Barmouth. LL42 1NA /// beak.conforms.brush
CALL 01341 280330 www.barmouthbandb.com/ SH610159
Rooms: 2 Single, 5 Double, 3 Family - Advance bookings not taken for 1 night stay, but there may be late availabilty when not busy - 0.5 miles from Route - Evening Meals Nearby - Email: enquiries@wavecrestbarmouth.co.uk - Note: Since 2016 The Wavecrest Hotel has been under new ownership - contact Chris and Zelanie Hart for prices.
Min y Mor Hotel Marine Promenade Barmouth. LL42 1HW /// button.functions.subsets
CALL 01341 280555 www.minymor.com/ SH607162
Rooms: Double/Twin from £98 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £54 (2018 prices) - Restaurant - 0.8 miles from route - Email: info@minymor.com or by Website Form.
Accommodation Options for the Rhinogau

The section over the Rhinog Mountains is too much for the majority of walkers to undertake in one day. Barmouth to Maentwrog is 24 miles with 8785 ft of ascent and progress is slow in many places. The following are a few options for accommodation:

Camping: The Nantcol Falls Campsite is 4.4 miles to the west of the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy and there is a basic Camp Site at Cwm Bychan, directly on the route.

Taxi Assisted Option 1: The option suggested by Tony Drake was to stay for two nights at Barmouth. On the first day take a taxi to Maes-y-garnedd (SH642269)/// reverted.finds.reckons 1.5 miles from the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy, then walk the route in reverse back to Barmouth. On the second day take a taxi to the same place and continue the route from there.

One local taxi firm is A to B Taxis -  CALL 07860 739073 who charged £25 per trip in 2016.

Taxi Assisted Option 2: There are a few places where roads come within reasonable distance of the route where taxis could pick up. The problem with making these arrangements is that the timing may be uncertain. Mobile phone reception is very limited, but there may be places, particularly on mountain tops, where it may be possible to phone. There is a phone box in Cwm Nantcol at SH623263, 2.75 miles from the route, but remote phone boxes are under threat and may well be out of order or removed. This phone box is currently working (July 2017) but takes Phone Cards or Credit/Debit Cards only and has a sign dated 2016 proposing closure subject to public consultation. Arranging a time in advance is more reliable, but there may be problems of either not arriving on time or arriving early and having to wait.

Possible pickup points are Maes-y-garnedd (1.5 miles from route at SH642269 /// reverted.finds.reckons) and Cwm Bychan (On Route at SH646315) from the West, and near Graigddu-isaf from the East (2 miles from the Route at SH684302).

On Foot - Option 1: From Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy head west past Maes-y-garnedd and along the road towards Llanbedr. Gwynfryn Farm is 5.1 miles from the route with a further 0.6 miles for an evening meal at Victoria Inn (which also has accommodation). There are a number of footpaths to avoid some of the road walking. Returning to the route it is possible to take a more direct and gentler route to Rhinog Fawr over Mynydd Llanbedr and Foel Ddu (access land beyond the right of way). It is 5.2 miles from Llanbedr to Rhinog Fawr summit.

On Foot - Option 2: From the top of the Pass of Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy SH664282 continue eastward to Grugle and Graigddu-isaf to join a minor road by the car park at SH684302. This road leads to the A470, which is 4.3 miles from the route. From there, you can turn right to Cae Gwyn Farm for B&B (also Camping and Camping Barn), or turn left to reach The Rhiw Goch Bunkhouse (group bookings only) after turning right up the hill through the holiday village. The Rhiw Goch Inn burned down in October 2018 and the Cross Foxes Inn in Trawsfynydd is up for sale (October 2019) so there is currently nowhere to obtain meals nearby, however Cae Gwyn have self-catering facilities in their Camping Barn. The O.S. map shows several footpaths with right of way in this area, but this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest so grazing has been severely restricted or completely stopped over most of the land in order to revert it back to its natural state, which is long reeds and bog. Hence, many footpaths are badly overgrown and / or boggy. It is, therefore, safer to stick to the roads unless there there is good indication that a path is well trodden. There is some Mobile Phone reception in places on the way.

BRONABER, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (1)

Cae Gwyn Farm B&B Bronaber, Trawsfynydd. LL41 4YE /// transmitted.champions.quickly
CALL 01766 540245 www.caegwynfarm.co.uk/ SH713297
Rooms: - Double/Twin £36 per person B&B, £28 Room Only, Single Occupancy £10 supplement (2019 prices) - 4.7 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy (5.7 miles from Cwm Bychan) - Email: enquiries@caegwynfarm.co.uk - Mobile Phone CALL 07908 277503 (Phone only from 9am to 8pm on either phone). Note, breakfast is from a well stocked buffet but cooked breakfast is not served. Also Camping £9 per person including use of all facilities, and Self-catering Camping Barn £16 per person.
LLANBEDR & HARLECH, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (4)

Maelgwyn House Ffordd Isaf, Harlech. LL46 2SW /// shippers.panels.anguished
CALL 01766 780087 www.maelgwynharlech.co.uk/ SH580309
Rooms: 4 Double, 1 Twin - Double from £81 B&B 2 Sharing, Twin from £93 B&B 2 Sharing (2019 prices) - Online Booking not showing any availability so enquire directly by phone or Email - 5.4 miles from route (Cwm Bychan) - Email: Bookings@MaelgwynHarlech.co.uk
Gwynfryn Farm Llanbedr. LL45 2NY /// enhances.highways.dugouts
CALL 01341 241381 Daytime
CALL 01341 241642 Evening
www.gwynfryncottages.com/ SH594271
Rooms: Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £55 (2011 Prices - contact by e-mail, phone or website form for latest prices) - Also Holiday Cottages - Evening Meal in Llanbedr (0.6 miles) - 5.1 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Email: clare@gwynfryncottages.com
Victoria Inn Llanbedr. LL45 2LD /// decorator.dignify.taken
CALL 01341 241213 www.vic-inn.co.uk/ SH585268
Rooms: 3 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Family - Double £85 B&B 2 Sharing, Twin £95 B&B 2 sharing (2019 prices) - Pub with Bar Meals - 5.7 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Contact via website form or phone.
Taxi Service - D Griffiths Bryn Coch, Ardudwy. LL44 2DN  
CALL 01341 247741    
Ring with credit, debit or chargecard from phone box in Cwm Nantcol at SH623262 (2.9 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy). Prior notice day before of intention to ring is advisable. Phone box takes no coins. There is a move to stop maintaining remote phone boxes, so test availability beforehand by ringing the number of box CALL 01341 241231 to ensure it rings out. Mobile phones are more likely to work on Y Llethr than down in valley.
TRAWSFYNYDD, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (1)

Old Mill Farmhouse B&B Fron Oleu, Trawsfynydd, LL41 4UN /// sprint.requiring.surprised
CALL 01766 540397 http://oldmillfarmhouse.co.uk/ SH711350
4 Rooms: - Double/Twin from £70 (2019 prices) based on 2 sharing, Single Occupancy £10 extra - minimum 2 night booking at peak times and other restrictions, these may be relaxed by phoning if there is late avaiability - 0.4 miles from Trawsfynydd Variant Route - Email: stay@oldmillfarmhouse.co.uk
MAENTWROG, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (4)

Grapes Hotel Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 4HN /// year.fond.croutons
CALL 01766 590365 www.grapeshotelsnowdonia
.co.uk/
SH665406
6 Rooms: - Double/Twin from £115 B&B 2 sharing, Single Occupancy from £80 (2019 prices) - Online booking available - Pub and Restaurant - Directly on Route - Email: grapeshotelsnowdonia@outlook.com
Glanddwyryd B&B Glan Dwyryd, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 4HN /// deposits.poker.flippers
CALL 01766 590288 or
CALL 07870 5198368 mob
http://glanddwyryd.weebly.com/ SH665406
1 Double, 1 Twin from £70 B&B 2 sharing, Single Occupancy from £45 (2019 prices) - Directly on Route - Contact by phone or via website form.
Oakley Arms Hotel Tan-y-Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3YU /// terminology.prefix.vintages
CALL 01766 590277 www.oakeleyarms.co.uk/ SH660409
Many Rooms: - Double/Twin from £100 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £65 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - Large Hotel with Bar and Meals - Cottages and Bunkhouse also available - 0.15 miles from route - Email: info@oakeleyarms.co.uk
Plas Tan-y-Bwlch Maentwrog Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3YU /// pile.truffles.tune
CALL 01766 590324 http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/study-centre SH655406
30 Rooms: Double/Twin from £82 to £92 B&B 2 sharing, Single from £41 to £51 B&B - Double/Twin from £120 to £130 Dinner, B&B 2 sharing, Single from £60 to £70 Dinner, B&B (2018 prices) - This is the Snowdonia National Park Study Centre. B&B Accommodation can be booked for people not on courses subject to availability - 0.6 miles from route - Email: plas@snowdonia-npa.gov.uk or via Website Form.
BLAENAU FFESTINIOG, TANYGRISIAU, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (2)

Dolawel Guest House Rhiwbrydfir Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3HS /// shuttle.buddy.worms
CALL 01766 830511 http://www.dolawel.co.uk/ SH697463
Rooms: 2 Double, 2 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £70 to £76 B&B 2 Sharing (2014 prices - contact for current prices) - 2.4 miles from Route - Email: bookings@dolawel.co.uk
Bryn Elltyd Eco Guest House Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3TW /// propose.drivers.numeral
CALL 01766 831356 or
CALL 07905 568127 mob
www.ecoguesthouse.co.uk/ SH681449
Rooms: 1 Single, 2 Double, 3 Double/Twin (Flexible Rooms), 1 Family - Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £40 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - 0.8 miles from Route - Email: info@ecoguesthouse.co.uk
BEDDGELERT, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (2)

Royal Goat Hotel Beddgelert. LL55 4YE /// propelled.spent.postcard
CALL 01766 890224 www.royalgoathotel.co.uk/ SH589481
Many Rooms: Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £60 - Online Booking Available (Late Availability Discounts) - Restaurant & Bar - 0.3 miles from route - Email: info@royalgoathotel.co.uk
Colwyn Guest House Caernarfon Road, Beddgelert. LL55 4UY /// than.clinic.roughest
CALL 01766 890276 or
CALL 07774 002637 mob
www.beddgelertguesthouse.co.uk/ SH588483
Rooms from £37.50 per person B&B (no recent price updates on website) - 0.3 miles from route - Email: colwyn276@gmail.com or via Website Form
PEN-Y-PASS & PEN-Y-GWRYD, Nant Gwynant, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (1)

Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel Nant Gwynant. LL55 4NT /// foam.prouder.warriors
CALL 01286 870211 www.pyg.co.uk/ SH660558
Rooms from £47.50 per person B&B (2019 prices) - Restaurant and Bar - 1.1 miles from route - Enquiries and bookings by phone
LLANBERIS, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Hotel & B&B (3)

  Llanberis is about five and a half miles from the Route at Pen-y-Pass but can be accessed by the Sherpa Bus S1 or S2 from Pen-y-Pass - See Timetables. On foot, one option is to descend Snowdon by the Llanberis Path for an overnight stay, then rejoin the route by the path up Cwm Cneifio to Glyder Fawr. This could be extended to take in Elidir Fawr and Y Garn (both over 3,000 ft) by taking the path up Cwm Dudodyn. Note: It is not advisable to walk down the busy A4086 road to Llanberis.
Beech Bank 2 High Street, Llanberis. LL55 4EN /// titles.tiptoes.clasping
CALL 01286 871085 www.beech-bank.co.uk/ SH576605
Rooms: Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing (2017 prices) - 0.3 miles from Bus Stop at Joe Brown's (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass) - Email: info@beech-bank.co.uk
Mount Pleasant B&B High Street Llanberis. LL55 4HA /// titles.tiptoes.clasping
CALL 01286 870395 www.mountpleasant-llanberis.com/ SH577603
Rooms: 2 Single, Several Double/Twin - Double/Twin from £75 B&B 2 Sharing, Single En-Suite from £55 - 3 course dinner with tea or coffee £17.50, packed luvnch £4 - Close to Bus Stop at Joe Brown's (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass) - Email: mountpleasant.waterton@gmail.com - Enquiries via Website Form or Email
Glyn Afon Guesthouse 72 High Street, Llanberis. LL55 4HA /// marine.slave.executive
CALL 01286 872528 //llanberisbedandbreakfast.co.uk/ SH578602
Rooms: 2 Single, 4 Double, 2 Twin - Double £75, Twin £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £55 (2017 prices) - Minimum 2 night stay Close to Bus Stop at Joe Brown's (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass) - Email: info@glyn-afon.co.uk or via Website Form
CAPEL CURIG, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy Hotel & B&B (3)

  There is a limited Bus Service (6B) running on weekends and public holidays between Bethesda and Capel Curig, stopping at Ogwen - See Timetables. There is a footpath running parallel to the main road most of the way to Capel Curig (4.1 miles from Checkpoint 36 - SH66608 /// width.slightly.basics ) for those seeking alternative accommodation on foot. It is also possible to reach Capel Curig for accommodation and food by leaving the route at Bwlch Caseg Fraith (SH667582 /// landings.defaults.lifted ) after descending from Gylder Fach, without going to Ogwen. Continue along the ridge eastwards over Y Foel Goch then fork right before Gallt yr Ogaf to reach Capel Curig at the junction of the A5 and A4086 (4.1 miles). Next day, return to the route at Checkpoint 36 either by bus or via the footpath.
Bron Eryri Capel Curig. LL24 0EE /// martini.translate.should
CALL 01690 720240 www.snowdoniabednbreakfast.com/ SH733572
Rooms: 2 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Double + Single - Double/Twin from £65 B&B 2 Sharing, Single Occupancy from £40 - 5.1 miles from Route at Checkpoint 36 - Meals at Tyn-y-Coed Inn (0.1 miles) - Email: via website form.
Bryn Tyrch Inn Capel Curig. LL24 0EL /// umpires.ready.birdcage
CALL 01690 720223 www.bryntyrchinn.co.uk/ SH724579
Four Star Inn with 12 Rooms - Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing (Some off-peak special offers available) - Online Booking Available - 4.4 miles from Route at Checkpoint 36 - Restaurant and Bar Meals - Email: info@bryntyrchinn.co.uk
Tyn-y-Coed Inn Capel Curig. LL24 0EE /// reunion.rational.clinic
CALL 01690 720331 www.tyn-y-coed.co.uk/ SH732574
Rooms: 5 Double, 5 Twin/Family from £90.00 B&B 2 sharing, Single Occupancy from £60 - Bar and Evening Meals - 5.0 miles from route at Checkpoint 36 - Email: mail@tyn-y-coed.com
CONWY Hotel & B&B (3)

Bryn Guest House Sychnant Pass Road, Conwy. LL32 8NS /// silent.fractions.growth
CALL 01492 592449 www.bryn.org.uk/ SH779775
Rooms: 1 Single, 3 Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin from £100 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £65, Single Night Supplement (High Season) £15 per room (2019 prices) - 0.35 miles from Conwy Castle - Meals in Town - Email: stay@bryn.org.uk
Gwynfryn House B&B 4 York Place, Conwy. LL32 8AB /// swanky.unlocking.spouting
CALL 0794 272821 www.bedandbreakfastconwy.co.uk/ SH780775
Rooms: 3 King Double, 1 Twin - Double/Twin from £115 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £105 - Online Booking Available - 0.25 miles from Conwy Castle - Email: info@gwynfrynbandb.co.uk
Castlebank Hotel Mount Pleasant, Conwy. LL32 8NY /// enigma.districts.thrillers
CALL 01492 593888 www.castlebankhotel.co.uk/ SH778775
9 Rooms: Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £45, Single occupancy of Double/Twin from £80 (2020 prices) - 0.4 miles from Conwy Castle - Email: bookings@castlebankhotel.co.uk or via website form

Accommodation - Hostel & Bunkhouse

Accommodation (Northern) - Dinas Mawddwy to Conwy (Click Grid Ref for Map) Hostel & Bunkhouse
DOLGELLAU, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

Hyb Bunkhouse 2-3 Heol y Bont (Bridge St.) Dolgellau, LL40 1AU /// wipes.journals.scavenger
CALL 01341 421755 http://independenthostels.co.uk/
members/hybbunkhousedolgellau/
SH728179
16 Beds (4x4) £20 limited bedding sets available £5 (2019 prices) - 2.7 miles from King's Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Meals & Bar - Phone or email during office hours 10am to 4.30pm - (Email via form on website).
ISLAW'R DREF, PENMAENPOOL Dolgellau, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

YHA Kings Penmaenpool, Dolgellau, LL40 1TB /// shine.swooning.coverage
CALL 0345 371 9327 http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/kings/ SH683160
56 Beds - On Hostel Variant Route - Online Booking Available - Meals & Bar - See website for full facilities - Email: kings@yha.org.uk
BARMOUTH, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

This a very popular holiday resort having a lot of accommodation, particularly along Marine Parade. However, it can get fully booked, particularly at weekends and main holiday periods, so it may be necessary to try several places. Also, many places have restrictions on single night bookings or charge supplements at these times. As well as the establishments listed here the Barmouth website lists several others.
Bunkorama Bunkhouse & Camping Gwastad Agnes, Off Panorama Road, Barmouth, LL42 1DX /// survivor.imparts.bulky
CALL 01341 281132 www.bunkorama.co.uk/ SH622165
8 Beds in 2 Rooms - £15 per Bed, Bedding £15 per stay, Towels £2 per stay (2019 prices) - Free Wi-Fi - Camping £12 per Tent (up to 2 people) £6 per additional person - Close to route, 0.9 miles from Barmouth centre - Online Booking Available - See website for full facilities - Email: thebunkorama@gmail.com - Mobile: CALL 07738 467196
Accommodation Options for the Rhinogau

The section over the Rhinog Mountains is too much for the majority of walkers to undertake in one day. Barmouth to Maentwrog is 24 miles with 8785 ft of ascent and progress is slow in many places. The following are a few options for accommodation:

Camping: The Nantcol Falls Campsite is 4.4 miles to the west of the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy and there is a basic Camp Site at Cwm Bychan, directly on the route.

Taxi Assisted Option 1: The option suggested by Tony Drake was to stay for two nights at Barmouth. On the first day take a taxi to Maes-y-garnedd (SH642269)/// reverted.finds.reckons 1.5 miles from the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy, then walk the route in reverse back to Barmouth. On the second day take a taxi to the same place and continue the route from there.

One local taxi firm is A to B Taxis -  CALL 07860 739073 who charged £25 per trip in 2016.

Taxi Assisted Option 2: There are a few places where roads come within reasonable distance of the route where taxis could pick up. The problem with making these arrangements is that the timing may be uncertain. Mobile phone reception is very limited, but there may be places, particularly on mountain tops, where it may be possible to phone. There is a phone box in Cwm Nantcol at SH623263, 2.75 miles from the route, but remote phone boxes are under threat and may well be out of order or removed. This phone box is currently working (July 2017) but takes Phone Cards or Credit/Debit Cards only and has a sign dated 2016 proposing closure subject to public consultation. Arranging a time in advance is more reliable, but there may be problems of either not arriving on time or arriving early and having to wait.

Possible pickup points are Maes-y-garnedd (1.5 miles from route at SH642269 /// reverted.finds.reckons) and Cwm Bychan (On Route at SH646315) from the West, and near Graigddu-isaf from the East (2 miles from the Route at SH684302).

On Foot - Option 1: From Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy head west past Maes-y-garnedd and along the road towards Llanbedr. Gwynfryn Farm is 5.1 miles from the route with a further 0.6 miles for an evening meal at Victoria Inn (which also has accommodation). There are a number of footpaths to avoid some of the road walking. Returning to the route it is possible to take a more direct and gentler route to Rhinog Fawr over Mynydd Llanbedr and Foel Ddu (access land beyond the right of way). It is 5.2 miles from Llanbedr to Rhinog Fawr summit.

On Foot - Option 2: From the top of the Pass of Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy SH664282 continue eastward to Grugle and Graigddu-isaf to join a minor road by the car park at SH684302. This road leads to the A470, which is 4.3 miles from the route. From there, you can turn right to Cae Gwyn Farm for B&B (also Camping and Camping Barn), or turn left to reach The Rhiw Goch Bunkhouse (group bookings only) after turning right up the hill through the holiday village. The Rhiw Goch Inn burned down in October 2018 and the Cross Foxes Inn in Trawsfynydd is up for sale (October 2019) so there is currently nowhere to obtain meals nearby, however Cae Gwyn have self-catering facilities in their Camping Barn. The O.S. map shows several footpaths with right of way in this area, but this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest so grazing has been severely restricted or completely stopped over most of the land in order to revert it back to its natural state, which is long reeds and bog. Hence, many footpaths are badly overgrown and / or boggy. It is, therefore, safer to stick to the roads unless there there is good indication that a path is well trodden. There is some Mobile Phone reception in places on the way.

BRONABER, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

Rhiw Goch Bunkhouse Bronaber, Trawsfynydd. LL41 4UY /// cautious.mincing.mistaking
CALL 01766 540219 www.logcabinswales.co.uk/
accommodation/rhiw-goch-bunkhouse
SH693306
5.3 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - The Rhiw Goch Inn burned down in October 2018 but the Bunkhouse is open for Group Bookings Only of 10 to 20 people - £25.50 to £27 per person per night depending on number, minimum of 2 nights charged - Email: info@pureleisuregroup.com Note: The public right of way show from the A470 to The Rhiw Goch is badly overgrown and can be very boggy, so it is best to keep to the roads (the A470 is very busy with high speed traffic but it does have grassy verges).
TRAWSFYNYDD, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

Hostel Llys Ednowain Trawsfynydd, LL41 4UB /// assembles.grazed.doll
CALL 01766 770324 //trawsfynydd.com/ SH708357
20 Beds in 4 Rooms - Now Group Accommodation charged for a minimum of 4 people though smaller groups may book - From £110 per room for up to 4 people (2019 prices - may be a better price at quiet times by phoning) - Online Booking Available - Self Catering - Directly on Trawsfynydd Variant Route - Nearby is Siop Glyndwr, a Premier Convenience Store and Cross Foxes pub which is up for sale and appears to be closed (Oct 2019) Tel. 01766 540204 (Do not confuse this with the Cross Foxes in Dolgellau as Google Maps has an incorrect link to their website) - Check with hostel whether pub is open and availability of bar meals when booking - Email: info@cadairviewlodge.co.uk
MAENTWROG, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (2)

Maentwrog Bunkhouse Felen Rhyd Fach, Maentwrog, LL41 4HY /// paintings.majority.guitars
CALL 01766 590231 http://independenthostels
.co.uk/members/
maentwrogbunkhouse/
SH657393
4 Beds in 1 Room - £18 per bed, hire of bed linen £5 (2018) - Booking Essential - Self Catering - 1.3 miles from route at SH676393 - Contact Mrs Eurliw M Jones by phone or message via website.
Oakley Arms Hotel Tan-y-Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3YU /// terminology.prefix.vintages
CALL 01766 590277 www.oakeleyarms.co.uk/ SH660409
Many Rooms: - Double/Twin from £100 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £65 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - Large Hotel with Bar and Meals - Cottages and Bunkhouse also available - 0.15 miles from route - Email: info@oakeleyarms.co.uk
LLAN FFESTINIOG, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

Treks Bunkhouse Y Cefn, LLan Ffestiniog, LL41 4PS /// existence.tactical.computer
CALL 07796 172318 www.treksbunkhouse.co.uk/ SH714421
16 Beds (1x6, 1x4, 1x3, 1x2, 1x1) - £16 to £18 per bed (2019 prices) Bedding for Hire - Online Booking Available - Hot Showers, Drying Room, Kitchen, Tumble Drier, Central Heating - Check In 15:30 to 18:30 - Self Catering - 3 miles from route - Email: treksbunkhouse@gmail.com.
BLAENAU FFESTINIOG, TANYGRISIAU, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

Cell B Hostel Park Square, Blaenau Ffestiniog, LL41 3AD /// pave.outsize.shortcuts
CALL 01766 832001 https://independenthostels.co.uk/
members/cellb/website
SH703459
11 Beds (1x6, 1x3, 1x2) from £20 per bed (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - Self Catering Kitchen - Cinema, Restaurant & Bar - 2.7 miles from route at Bwlch Cwmorthin, 3.1 miles from route at S end of Tanygrisiau Reservoir - Email: prisoner@cellb.org.
NANT GWYNANT, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (2)

YHA Snowdon Bryn Gwynant Nantgwynant, LL55 4NP /// clan.cocktail.breakaway
CALL 0345 371 9108 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/
snowdon-bryn-gwynant
SH641513
72 Beds - Directly on Hostel Variant Route, 1.1 miles from start of Watkin Path to Snowdon - Online Booking Available - Meals - See website for full facilities - Email: bryngwynant@yha.org.uk Note: The guidebook shows a route to approach the hostel via a footpath from the SE. This used to have a sign pointing the way to the hostel from the main right of way, but it is now (July 2017) very little used and is not too easy to find due to the area being churned up by heavy vehicles. Also, on the way there is a fallen tree blocking the route with only about two foot of clearance underneath and muddy ground. It is probably easier and quicker to continue along the minor road at SH637494 /// covertly.candle.spaceship heading for the A498 and approach the hostel from the main driveway at SH640514 /// falters.thrashed.fame.
Bryn Dinas Camping Pods Nantgwynant, Gwynedd. LL55 4NQ /// currently.strutting.tagging
CALL 01766 890351 www.bryndinascampingpods.co.uk/ SH625502
Owned by Red Dragon Holidays - 5 Heated Camping Pods from £46 to £50 per night for 2 people (twin beds) with pillow and sheet (own sleeping bag) - Pod package with duvets, quilt covers and towels £6 extra - 4 Berth Bunk room from £80 to £92 (standard package) - 4 Berth Lodge from £130 to £150 per night including all bedding (2020 prices) - Online Booking available - 0.3 miles from Watkin Path to Snowdon, 2.8 miles from Beddgelert - contact by phone or via Website Form.
PEN-Y-PASS, Nant Gwynant, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, LL55 4NY /// wage.rebel.mason
CALL 0345 371 9534 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/
snowdon-pen-y-pass
SH647556
16 en-suite Rooms - Recent £1.3 million investment - Directly on Route - Online Booking Available - Meals, Café - See website for full facilities - Email: penypass@yha.org.uk
LLANBERIS, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

  Llanberis is about five and a half miles from the Route at Pen-y-Pass but can be accessed by the Sherpa Bus S1 or S2 from Pen-y-Pass - See Timetables. On foot, one option is to descend Snowdon by the Llanberis Path for an overnight stay, then rejoin the route by the path up Cwm Cneifio to Glyder Fawr. This could be extended to take in Elidir Fawr and Y Garn (both over 3,000 ft) by taking the path up Cwm Dudodyn. Note: It is not advisable to walk down the busy A4086 road to Llanberis.
YHA Snowdon Llanberis Llwyn Celyn, Llanberis, LL55 4SR /// inviting.rinsed.coping
CALL 0345 371 9645 www.yha.org.uk/
hostel/snowdon-llanberis
SH574596
50 Beds - 0.4 miles from Llanberis (Use Sherpa Bus from Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis) - Online Booking Available - Meals - See website for full facilities - Email: llanberis@yha.org.uk Note: The paths shown on the map leading across to the hostel are blocked and overgrown, so use the road through the village.
OGWEN, Bethesda, Gwynedd Hostel & Bunkhouse (3)

  Ogwen is about half way between Capel Curig and Bethesda. There is a limited Bus Service (6B) running on weekends and public holidays between Bethesda and Capel Curig, stopping at Ogwen - See Timetables. There is a footpath running parallel with the main road to Capel Curig (4.3 miles from Checkpoint 36) and a quiet minor road, then track to Bethesda (5 miles from Ogwen) for those seeking alternative accommodation on foot.
YHA Idwal Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3LZ /// fattening.dressings.hills
CALL 0345 371 9744 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/idwal/ SH649604
36 Beds - Directly on Route - Online Booking Available - Self Catering Only - Shop and Drinks Available - See website for full facilities - Email: idwal@yha.org.uk - Shop Generally stocks pasta ready meals plus a limited selection of other items such as porridge oats and beans. However stocks may run out at busy times, so check before arriving empty handed. Nearest Meals about 5 miles in either direction, with very limited Sherpa Bus Service - Camping
Gwern Gof Uchaf Camping & Bunkhouse Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed. LL24 0EU /// emporium.sleepy.lump
CALL 01690 720294 www.tryfanwales.co.uk/ SH673603
Camping Pitches £5 (2016) per person (no booking required for small groups) - Bunkhouse Bed £12 per person (book ahead) - 0.6 miles from Route - New Shower Block at no extra charge.
Garn Gof Isaf Camping & Bunkhouse Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed. LL24 0EU /// easily.landmark.boxing
CALL 01690 720276 gwerngofisaf.co.uk/ SH685601
Camping Pitches £6 per person - Bunkhouse Bed £14 per person - Glamping pods from £45 per night minimum 2 night stay - 1.4 miles from route - Email: ggicampingenquiries@gmail.com or via Website Form
CAPEL CURIG, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy Hostel & Bunkhouse (2)

  There is a limited Bus Service (6B) running on weekends and public holidays between Bethesda and Capel Curig, stopping at Ogwen - See Timetables. There is a footpath running parallel to the main road most of the way to Capel Curig (4.1 miles from Checkpoint 36 - SH66608 /// width.slightly.basics ) for those seeking alternative accommodation on foot. It is also possible to reach Capel Curig for accommodation and food by leaving the route at Bwlch Caseg Fraith (SH667582 /// landings.defaults.lifted ) after descending from Gylder Fach, without going to Ogwen. Continue along the ridge eastwards over Y Foel Goch then fork right before Gallt yr Ogaf to reach Capel Curig at the junction of the A5 and A4086 (4.1 miles). Next day, return to the route at Checkpoint 36 either by bus or via the footpath.
The Rocks Hostel at Plas Curig Capel Curig, LL24 0EL /// waking.imparting.regress
CALL 01690 720225 www.therockshostel.com/ SH726579
36 Dormitory Beds from £27.50, Private Rooms £60 Double/Twin, £112.50 Double + Twin (2020 prices) - Self-Catering - Online Booking Available - 4.5 miles from Route at Checkpoint 36 - Online Booking Available - See website for full facilities - Meals at Bryn Tyrch Inn 0.15 miles - Email: info@therockshostel.com
St Curig's Church Self-Catering Capel Curig. LL24 0EL /// wordplay.hems.crouches
CALL 07980 619139 www.stcurigschurch.com/ SH721581
Rooms: 2 Double, 3 Twin and 4 bed Bunkroom plus extra beds - Kitchen, Drying Room, Hot Tub - The property is let as a whole from £790 per night midweek - weekends minimum of 2 nights from £1990 (2020 prices) - 5.1 miles from Route at Checkpoint 36 - Meals at Bryn Tyrch Inn (0.3 miles) - Email: alice@alicedouglas.com
TAL-Y-BONT, ROWEN, Conwy Hostel & Bunkhouse (2)

Conwy Valley Backpacker's Barn Pyllau Gloewon Farm, Tal-y-Bont, LL32 8YX /// striving.heartless.gosh
CALL 01492 660504 or
CALL 07956 851425
www.conwyvalleybarn.com/ SH769697
20 Beds (1x4, 1x6, 1x10) £20 (2019), Hire of Bed Linen £3.50 - 4.4 miles from route at Bwlch y Ddeufaen - Self Catering Kitchen - Pubs 1/4 mile and 1 mile - Camping with Shower Block £8 per person - Email: info@conwyvalleybarn.com
YHA Rowen Rhiw Farm, Rowen, LL32 8YW /// appraised.cupboards.monkeys
CALL 0345 371 9038 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/rowen SH747721
20 Beds - 1.3 miles from route (After Tal-y Fan), 1.6 miles from route (Before Tal-y Fan) - Online Booking Available - No Meals, Self Catering Only, Meals at Ty Gwyn Hotel (0.9 miles and 600ft below) - Shop 1.5 miles and 700ft below - See website for full facilities - Shop shown on website but check what stock is held when booking - Email: conwy@yha.org.uk (Enquiries Handled by YHA Conwy)
CONWY
CONWY Hostel & Bunkhouse (1)

YHA Conwy Larkhill, Sychnant Pass Road, Conwy, LL32 8AJ /// elbow.mondays.committed
CALL 0345 371 9732 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/conwy/ SH775773
80 Beds - 0.6 miles from Conwy Castle - Online Booking Available - Meals - See website for full facilities - Email: conwy@yha.org.uk

Accommodation - Camping, Glamping & Bothy

Accommodation (Northern) - Dinas Mawddwy to Conwy (Click Grid Ref for Map) Camping, Glamping & Bothy
DINAS MAWDDWY, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (1)

  Please Note: There is now (2017) a new footbridge across the river in Dinas Mawddwy so the temporary diversion is no longer in force.
Celyn Brithion Camping Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9LP /// coverage.consented.primed
CALL 01650 531344 celynbrithion.co.uk/ SH861140
Caravan & Camping - Tent £7.00 per person - See notes above when following Cicerone guide - Directly on route of A.J. Drake guide - Mr & Mrs Turnbull - Contact via Website Form or Phone.
MINFFORDD / DOLFFANOG, Tal-y-llyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (1)

Dol Einion Camp Site Dol Einion, Tal-y-llyn. LL36 9AJ /// fictional.commander.dignity
CALL 01654 761312 http://tal-y-llynheritagecentre.co.uk/ SH729113
Tent £16.50 (2 people 2019 price) - Electric Showers 20p - Close to Minffordd Alternative Route - Marian Rees - Email: marianrees@tiscali.co.uk
ARTHOG, Dolgellau, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (2)

Graig Wen Camping Craig Wen, Arthog. LL39 1YP /// masses.turned.overhaul
CALL 01341 250482 http://www.graigwen.co.uk/ SH655157
Tent from £6 (1 person) - On same site as The Slate Shed - Also has Yurts and Cottages for Hire - Online Booking Available (also allows booking of Slate Shed rooms) - 1 Mile from Route.
Garthyfog Farm Camping Arthog. LL39 1AX /// feels.wobbles.graphic
CALL 01341 250254 www.snowdonialogcabins.co.uk/ SH636139
Small Tent £10 - Also has Self Catering Log Cabins Sleeping 4 to 6 people from £100 for 1 Night (2019 prices) - 0.8 miles from route - Email: info@garthyfog.co.uk
BARMOUTH, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (1)

Bunkorama Bunkhouse & Camping Gwastad Agnes, Off Panorama Road, Barmouth, LL42 1DX /// survivor.imparts.bulky
CALL 01341 281132 www.bunkorama.co.uk/ SH622165
8 Beds in 2 Rooms - £15 per Bed, Bedding £15 per stay, Towels £2 per stay (2019 prices) - Free Wi-Fi - Camping £12 per Tent (up to 2 people) £6 per additional person - Close to route, 0.9 miles from Barmouth centre - Online Booking Available - See website for full facilities - Email: thebunkorama@gmail.com - Mobile: CALL 07738 467196
Accommodation Options for the Rhinogau

The section over the Rhinog Mountains is too much for the majority of walkers to undertake in one day. Barmouth to Maentwrog is 24 miles with 8785 ft of ascent and progress is slow in many places. The following are a few options for accommodation:

Camping: The Nantcol Falls Campsite is 4.4 miles to the west of the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy and there is a basic Camp Site at Cwm Bychan, directly on the route.

Taxi Assisted Option 1: The option suggested by Tony Drake was to stay for two nights at Barmouth. On the first day take a taxi to Maes-y-garnedd (SH642269)/// reverted.finds.reckons 1.5 miles from the route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy, then walk the route in reverse back to Barmouth. On the second day take a taxi to the same place and continue the route from there.

One local taxi firm is A to B Taxis -  CALL 07860 739073 who charged £25 per trip in 2016.

Taxi Assisted Option 2: There are a few places where roads come within reasonable distance of the route where taxis could pick up. The problem with making these arrangements is that the timing may be uncertain. Mobile phone reception is very limited, but there may be places, particularly on mountain tops, where it may be possible to phone. There is a phone box in Cwm Nantcol at SH623263, 2.75 miles from the route, but remote phone boxes are under threat and may well be out of order or removed. This phone box is currently working (July 2017) but takes Phone Cards or Credit/Debit Cards only and has a sign dated 2016 proposing closure subject to public consultation. Arranging a time in advance is more reliable, but there may be problems of either not arriving on time or arriving early and having to wait.

Possible pickup points are Maes-y-garnedd (1.5 miles from route at SH642269 /// reverted.finds.reckons) and Cwm Bychan (On Route at SH646315) from the West, and near Graigddu-isaf from the East (2 miles from the Route at SH684302).

On Foot - Option 1: From Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy head west past Maes-y-garnedd and along the road towards Llanbedr. Gwynfryn Farm is 5.1 miles from the route with a further 0.6 miles for an evening meal at Victoria Inn (which also has accommodation). There are a number of footpaths to avoid some of the road walking. Returning to the route it is possible to take a more direct and gentler route to Rhinog Fawr over Mynydd Llanbedr and Foel Ddu (access land beyond the right of way). It is 5.2 miles from Llanbedr to Rhinog Fawr summit.

On Foot - Option 2: From the top of the Pass of Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy SH664282 continue eastward to Grugle and Graigddu-isaf to join a minor road by the car park at SH684302. This road leads to the A470, which is 4.3 miles from the route. From there, you can turn right to Cae Gwyn Farm for B&B (also Camping and Camping Barn), or turn left to reach The Rhiw Goch Bunkhouse (group bookings only) after turning right up the hill through the holiday village. The Rhiw Goch Inn burned down in October 2018 and the Cross Foxes Inn in Trawsfynydd is up for sale (October 2019) so there is currently nowhere to obtain meals nearby, however Cae Gwyn have self-catering facilities in their Camping Barn. The O.S. map shows several footpaths with right of way in this area, but this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest so grazing has been severely restricted or completely stopped over most of the land in order to revert it back to its natural state, which is long reeds and bog. Hence, many footpaths are badly overgrown and / or boggy. It is, therefore, safer to stick to the roads unless there there is good indication that a path is well trodden. There is some Mobile Phone reception in places on the way.

BRONABER, Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (2)

Cae Gwyn Farm B&B Bronaber, Trawsfynydd. LL41 4YE /// transmitted.champions.quickly
CALL 01766 540245 www.caegwynfarm.co.uk/ SH713297
Rooms: - Double/Twin £36 per person B&B, £28 Room Only, Single Occupancy £10 supplement (2019 prices) - 4.7 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy (5.7 miles from Cwm Bychan) - Email: enquiries@caegwynfarm.co.uk - Mobile Phone CALL 07908 277503 (Phone only from 9am to 8pm on either phone). Note, breakfast is from a well stocked buffet but cooked breakfast is not served. Also Camping £9 per person including use of all facilities, and Self-catering Camping Barn £16 per person.
Penrhos Isaf Bothy Near Ganllwyd, 0.6 miles East of A470 /// motivations.publisher.facelift
  www.mountainbothies.org.uk/
bothies/wales/penrhos-isaf/
SH737238
5 miles East of route near Diffwys in the Rhinog Mountains of Snowdonia (Cicerone guide page 185, A.J. Drake guide Map 39).
LLANBEDR & HARLECH, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (2)

Nantcol Falls Campsite Cefn Uchaf, Llanbedr. LL45 2PL /// credited.overhear.outlined
CALL 01341 241209 www.nantcolwaterfalls.co.uk/ SH608271
(2020 prices) Tents £8 to £10 per person - also Glamping Pod £55 per night for 2 People (min 2 nights charged), Bell Tent £65 per night for 2 People (min 2 nights charged) - Online Booking Available - 4.4 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Email: sales@nantcolwaterfalls.co.uk or via Website Form - Mobile: CALL 07919 448898
The Mill Camping & Caravan Site Llanfair, Llanbedr. LL45 2NH /// outlines.easygoing.belly
CALL 07909 682938 Daytime
CALL 1341 241670 After 7pm
llanbedrcampingandcaravan
.co.uk/
SH589268
Pitches for tents - Static Caravans for Hire - 5.6 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Contact by Phone or via Website Form
CWM BYCHAN, Harlech, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (1)

Cwm Bychan Farm Llanbedr. LL45 2PH /// final.surveyors.shrubbery
CALL 01630 657001   SH646315
Basic Camp Site with Toilets - Directly on Route
TRAWSFYNYDD, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (1)

Cae Adda Camping Trawsfynydd, LL41 4TS /// waitress.revisits.repeat
Camping by lakeside with Toilets, Showers and Simple Kitchen, also Camping Cabin and Self Catering Cottage - Camping £8 per person (2019 prices), Camping Cabin sleeps 4 £40 per night, Cottage sleeps 6 email for price - 0.6 miles from Main Route, close to Trawsfynydd Variant route. Email: caeaddacamping@gmail.com
Holiday Cottage with Camping and Camping Cabin by lakeside with Toilets, Showers and Simple Kitchen. £7 per person (2017), Cabin sleeps 4 - £40 to £50. 0.6 miles from Main Route, close to Trawsfynydd Variant route. Email: caeaddacamping@gmail.com
MAENTWROG, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (1)

Llechrwd Camp Site Llechrwd Farm, Maentwrog. LL41 4HF /// chemistry.shoebox.handyman
CALL 01766 590240   SH678413
Pitches from £16 (Tent with 2 Adults) - 0.9 miles from Route (By A496) - Email: llechrwd@hotmail.com
BEDDGELERT, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (2)

Beddgelert Campsite A4085 Caernarfon Road, Beddgelert. LL55 4UU /// civil.senses.goodbyes
CALL 01766 890288 www.beddgelertcampsite.co.uk/ SH578491
Pitches from £10 (Up to 6 people) - Online Booking Available - 1.2 miles from route - Contact by Phone (09:00 to 16:30) or Website Form
Cae Du Campsite Beddgelert. LL55 4NE /// salsa.wasp.expectant
CALL 01766 890345 www.caeducampsite.co.uk/ SH598487
Note: This site has been noted as permanently closed (Nov 2019) Pitches from £11.50 (Small Tent, 1 Person) - Directly on Route - Email: stay@caeducampsite.co.uk
NANT GWYNANT, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (2)

Bryn Dinas Camping Pods Nantgwynant, Gwynedd. LL55 4NQ /// currently.strutting.tagging
CALL 01766 890351 www.bryndinascampingpods.co.uk/ SH625502
Owned by Red Dragon Holidays - 5 Heated Camping Pods from £46 to £50 per night for 2 people (twin beds) with pillow and sheet (own sleeping bag) - Pod package with duvets, quilt covers and towels £6 extra - 4 Berth Bunk room from £80 to £92 (standard package) - 4 Berth Lodge from £130 to £150 per night including all bedding (2020 prices) - Online Booking available - 0.3 miles from Watkin Path to Snowdon, 2.8 miles from Beddgelert - contact by phone or via Website Form.
Hafod y Llan Camping, Nantgwynant, Gwynedd. LL55 4NH /// slices.halt.teardrop
  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/holidays/
hafod-y-llan-campsite-wales#
SH629513
Site owned by National Trust - Basic Camping with Hot Showers, Toilet Block & Tumble Drier - £7.50 per person - No booking, just first come, first served - 0.1 miles from Watkin Path to Snowdon, 3.5 miles from Beddgelert - Email: katy.haines@nationaltrust.org.uk - Email preferred contact as phone not always manned.
OGWEN, Bethesda, Gwynedd Camping, Glamping & Bothy (3)

  Ogwen is about half way between Capel Curig and Bethesda. There is a limited Bus Service (6B) running on weekends and public holidays between Bethesda and Capel Curig, stopping at Ogwen - See Timetables. There is a footpath running parallel with the main road to Capel Curig (4.3 miles from Checkpoint 36) and a quiet minor road, then track to Bethesda (5 miles from Ogwen) for those seeking alternative accommodation on foot.
YHA Idwal Bethesda, Bangor, LL57 3LZ /// fattening.dressings.hills
CALL 0345 371 9744 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/idwal/ SH649604
36 Beds - Directly on Route - Online Booking Available - Self Catering Only - Shop and Drinks Available - See website for full facilities - Email: idwal@yha.org.uk - Shop Generally stocks pasta ready meals plus a limited selection of other items such as porridge oats and beans. However stocks may run out at busy times, so check before arriving empty handed. Nearest Meals about 5 miles in either direction, with very limited Sherpa Bus Service - Camping
Gwern Gof Uchaf Camping & Bunkhouse Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed. LL24 0EU /// emporium.sleepy.lump
CALL 01690 720294 www.tryfanwales.co.uk/ SH673603
Camping Pitches £5 (2016) per person (no booking required for small groups) - Bunkhouse Bed £12 per person (book ahead) - 0.6 miles from Route - New Shower Block at no extra charge.
Garn Gof Isaf Camping & Bunkhouse Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed. LL24 0EU /// easily.landmark.boxing
CALL 01690 720276 gwerngofisaf.co.uk/ SH685601
Camping Pitches £6 per person - Bunkhouse Bed £14 per person - Glamping pods from £45 per night minimum 2 night stay - 1.4 miles from route - Email: ggicampingenquiries@gmail.com or via Website Form
CARNEDDAU MOUNTAINS Camping, Glamping & Bothy (1)

Dulyn Bothy Dyffryn Conwy. /// prongs.replaying.prank
  www.mountainbothies.org.uk/bothies/wales/dulyn/ SH705664
1.3 miles East of route near Foel Grach in the Carneddau Mountains of Snowdonia (Cicerone guide page 185, A.J. Drake guide 7th edition Map 46, previous editions Map 47).
TAL-Y-BONT, ROWEN, Conwy Camping, Glamping & Bothy (1)

Conwy Valley Backpacker's Barn Pyllau Gloewon Farm, Tal-y-Bont, LL32 8YX /// striving.heartless.gosh
CALL 01492 660504 or
CALL 07956 851425
www.conwyvalleybarn.com/ SH769697
20 Beds (1x4, 1x6, 1x10) £20 (2019), Hire of Bed Linen £3.50 - 4.4 miles from route at Bwlch y Ddeufaen - Self Catering Kitchen - Pubs 1/4 mile and 1 mile - Camping with Shower Block £8 per person - Email: info@conwyvalleybarn.com

Accommodation - Food & Services

Accommodation (Northern) - Dinas Mawddwy to Conwy (Click Grid Ref for Map) Food & Services
DINAS MAWDDWY, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (2)

  Please Note: There is now (2017) a new footbridge across the river in Dinas Mawddwy so the temporary diversion is no longer in force.
Buckley Arms Hotel Minllyn, Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9LP /// indulges.model.bench
CALL 01650 531261 thebuckleyarms.co.uk/ SH859140
Rooms: 4 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin from £80 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £60 (2019 prices) - Bar & Restaurant - See notes above when following Cicerone guide - Directly on route of A.J. Drake guide - Email: info@thebuckleyarms.co.uk
Red Lion Inn (Y Llew Coch) Dinas Mawddwy. SY20 9JA /// young.habits.potato
CALL 01650 531247 yllewcoch.co.uk/ SH858148
Rooms: 1 Single, 1 Double, 3 Family (or Double/Twin)- Double/Twin £75 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £32.50, Single Occupancy of Double £45 (2019 prices) - Bar Meals & Restaurant - Directly on Route - Email: berwynhughes@yahoo.co.uk
MINFFORDD / DOLFFANOG, Tal-y-llyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (2)

Gwesty Minffordd Hotel Minffordd, Tal-y-llyn. LL36 9AJ /// detective.stable.ripples
CALL 01654 761665 minffordd.com/ SH733116
Rooms: 2 Single, 3 Double, 2 Twin - Double/Twin £120 B&B 2 Sharing, Single £60 (Summer 2020 Rates) - Online Booking Available - Bar, Café and Restaurant - Directly on Alternative Route - Email: hotel@minffordd.com or via Website Form.
Ty Te Cadair Tea Room Dol-y-cae, Minffordd /// doghouse.homecare.recapture
    SH729116
Tea Room / Café / Sandwich Shop - Meals served all day - Directly on Minffordd Alternative Route at the start of the Minffordd Path to Cadair Idris. See more on Facebook @TyTeCadairTeaRoom.
DOLGELLAU, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (1)

Several Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes and Shops in Town.
ISLAW'R DREF, PENMAENPOOL Dolgellau, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (2)

George III Hotel Penmaenpool, Dolgellau. LL40 1YD /// reservoir.earl.chest
CALL 01341 422525 www.robinsonsbrewery.com/
georgethethird/
SH703154
Rooms from £85 B&B 2 sharing (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - Bar and Restaurant - 1.5 miles from King's Hostel on Variant Route - Email: georgeiii@inglenookinns.co.uk
Gwernan Lake Hotel Islawrdref, Dolgellau. LL40 1TL /// swerves.warp.chuckle
CALL 01341 422488 www.gwernan.co.uk/ SH704159
Rooms: 1 Single, 3 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Family - Double/Twin from £130 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £95 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available (Min 2 Nights, may be able to book 1 night by phone when not busy) - 1.1 miles from Hostel Variant Route (Bottom of Pony Path) - Restaurant and Bar - Email: info@gwernan.wales
BARMOUTH, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (2)

Several Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes and Shops in Town.
Min y Mor Hotel Marine Promenade Barmouth. LL42 1HW /// button.functions.subsets
CALL 01341 280555 www.minymor.com/ SH607162
Rooms: Double/Twin from £86 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £50 - Restaurant - 0.8 miles from route - Email: info@minymor.com or by Website Form.
LLANBEDR & HARLECH, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (3)

Several Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes and Shops in Harlech, also some in Llanbedr.
Victoria Inn Llanbedr. LL45 2LD /// decorator.dignify.taken
CALL 01341 241213 www.vic-inn.co.uk/ SH585268
Rooms: 3 Double, 1 Twin, 1 Family - Double £85 B&B 2 Sharing, Twin £95 B&B 2 sharing (2019 prices) - Pub with Bar Meals - 5.7 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy - Contact via website form or phone.
Taxi Service - D Griffiths Bryn Coch, Ardudwy. LL44 2DN  
CALL 01341 247741    
Ring with credit, debit or chargecard from phone box in Cwm Nantcol at SH623262 (2.9 miles from route at Bwlch Drws-Ardudwy). Prior notice day before of intention to ring is advisable. Phone box takes no coins. There is a move to stop maintaining remote phone boxes, so test availability beforehand by ringing the number of box CALL 01341 241231 to ensure it rings out. Mobile phones are more likely to work on Y Llethr than down in valley.
TRAWSFYNYDD, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (2)

Cross Foxes Hotel Fronwinion, Trawsfynydd. LL41 3SE /// cloak.suffer.tricycle
CALL 01766 540204   SH708357
Directly on Trawsfynydd Variant Route - Pub with Food (check availability as pub was up for sale Oct 2019 and appears to be closed), (Do not confuse this with the Cross Foxes in Dolgellau as Google Maps has an incorrect link to their website). No Accommodation
Siop Glyndwr Convenience Store Fronwinion, Trawsfynydd. LL41 4SF /// bulky.superhero.saucepan
CALL 01766 540228   SH708354
Directly on Trawsfynydd Variant Route - Premier Convenience Store and Post Office - Open 8:00 to 20:00 Mon-Sat, 10:00 to 15:00 Sun.
MAENTWROG, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (2)

Grapes Hotel Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 4HN /// year.fond.croutons
CALL 01766 590365 www.grapeshotelsnowdonia.co.uk/ SH665406
6 Rooms: - Double/Twin from £115 B&B 2 sharing, Single Occupancy from £80 (2019 prices) - Online booking available - Pub and Restaurant - Directly on Route - Email: grapeshotelsnowdonia@outlook.com
Oakley Arms Hotel Tan-y-Bwlch, Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog. LL41 3YU /// terminology.prefix.vintages
CALL 01766 590277 www.oakeleyarms.co.uk/ SH660409
Many Rooms: - Double/Twin from £100 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £65 (2019 prices) - Online Booking Available - Large Hotel with Bar and Meals - Cottages and Bunkhouse also available - 0.15 miles from route - Email: info@oakeleyarms.co.uk
BLAENAU FFESTINIOG, TANYGRISIAU, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (1)

Several Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes and Shops in Blaenau, some in Tanygrisiau.
BEDDGELERT, SNOWDON, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (3)

Several Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes and Shops in Beddgelert.
Royal Goat Hotel Beddgelert. LL55 4YE /// propelled.spent.postcard
CALL 01766 890224 www.royalgoathotel.co.uk/ SH589481
Many Rooms: Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing, Single from £60 - Online Booking Available (Late Availability Discounts) - Restaurant & Bar - 0.3 miles from route - Email: info@royalgoathotel.co.uk
Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre Llanberis Path, Caernarfon. LL55 4UL /// firebird.eventful.additives
CALL 01286 870223 www.snowdonrailway.co.uk/
hafod-eryri-snowdon-summit-visitor-centre
SH610543
Directly on Route - Café & Gift Shop - Open from Late Spring to end of October - Only Open when Trains are Running from 10am until 20 minutes before last train leaves summit - Closed in bad weather
PEN-Y-PASS & PEN-Y-GWRYD, Nant Gwynant, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (2)

YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass Pen-y-Pass, Nantgwynant, LL55 4NY /// wage.rebel.mason
CALL 0345 371 9534 www.yha.org.uk/hostel/
snowdon-pen-y-pass
SH647556
16 en-suite Rooms - Recent £1.3 million investment - Directly on Route - Online Booking Available - Meals, Café - See website for full facilities - Email: penypass@yha.org.uk
Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel Nant Gwynant. LL55 4NT /// foam.prouder.warriors
CALL 01286 870211 www.pyg.co.uk/ SH660558
Rooms from £47.50 per person B&B (2019 prices) - Restaurant and Bar - 1.1 miles from route - Enquiries and bookings by phone
LLANBERIS, Caernarfon, Gwynedd Meals & Shops (1)

Several Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes and Shops in Town.
  Llanberis is about five and a half miles from the Route at Pen-y-Pass but can be accessed by the Sherpa Bus S1 or S2 from Pen-y-Pass - See Timetables. On foot, one option is to descend Snowdon by the Llanberis Path for an overnight stay, then rejoin the route by the path up Cwm Cneifio to Glyder Fawr. This could be extended to take in Elidir Fawr and Y Garn (both over 3,000 ft) by taking the path up Cwm Dudodyn. Note: It is not advisable to walk down the busy A4086 road to Llanberis.
CAPEL CURIG, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy Meals & Shops (2)

Several Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes and Shops in Town.
  There is a limited Bus Service (6B) running on weekends and public holidays between Bethesda and Capel Curig, stopping at Ogwen - See Timetables. There is a footpath running parallel to the main road most of the way to Capel Curig (4.1 miles from Checkpoint 36 - SH66608 /// width.slightly.basics ) for those seeking alternative accommodation on foot. It is also possible to reach Capel Curig for accommodation and food by leaving the route at Bwlch Caseg Fraith (SH667582 /// landings.defaults.lifted ) after descending from Gylder Fach, without going to Ogwen. Continue along the ridge eastwards over Y Foel Goch then fork right before Gallt yr Ogaf to reach Capel Curig at the junction of the A5 and A4086 (4.1 miles). Next day, return to the route at Checkpoint 36 either by bus or via the footpath.
Bryn Tyrch Inn Capel Curig. LL24 0EL /// umpires.ready.birdcage
CALL 01690 720223 www.bryntyrchinn.co.uk/ SH724579
Four Star Inn with 12 Rooms - Double/Twin from £90 B&B 2 Sharing (Some off-peak special offers available) - Online Booking Available - 4.4 miles from Route at Checkpoint 36 - Restaurant and Bar Meals - Email: info@bryntyrchinn.co.uk
Tyn-y-Coed Inn Capel Curig. LL24 0EE /// reunion.rational.clinic
CALL 01690 720331 www.tyn-y-coed.co.uk/ SH732574
Rooms: 5 Double, 5 Twin/Family from £90.00 B&B 2 sharing, Single Occupancy from £60 - Bar and Evening Meals - 5.0 miles from route at Checkpoint 36 - Email: mail@tyn-y-coed.com
TAL-Y-BONT, ROWEN, Conwy Meals & Shops (1)

Ty Gwyn Hotel High Street, Rowen. LL32 8YU /// misted.scowls.socialite
CALL 01492 650232 www.tygwyn-pub.com/ SH759720
Pub with Restaurant and Bar Meals - Riverside Beer Garden - No Accommodation - 2.2 miles from Route (After Tal y Fan), 0.9 miles from YHA Rowen
CONWY Meals & Shops (1)

Several Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes and Shops in Town.


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