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Pensychnant Upland walk


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What kind of walk is it?

A circular walk from the top of the Sychnant Pass taking you over open access land for spectacular views of the Conwy Valley, Carneddau mountain range, the Great Orme headland and the coast.

Explore a landscape rich in archaeological features from stone circles to medieval hafotai (summer houses).

  • Terrain: hill walking with some moderate to steep climbs
  • Distance: 7.2km, 4 1/2 miles. Time: 3 ½ hours
  • Paths: rough stone and grassy tracks that follow public rights of way; 1 gate and 1 stile
  • Dogs: on open access land dogs must always be kept on a short lead between 1st March and 31st July and when close to farm animals. Dogs should be kept under close control at all times
  • Start and finish grid reference: SH 755 769, National Park Car Park. Map: Explorer OL17
  • Refreshments: available in Dwygyfylchi, Penmaenmawr and Conwy
  • All times and distances are approximate

Be Prepared!

  • Wear strong walking boots
  • Take warm, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch with you

Please see below for a PDF copy of this walk route / leaflet. A number of publications are available to purchase. Please visit our Countryside Publications page for more information.

Pensychnant Upland walk

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