Cwm Hengae Walk

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Start: NRW forest car park. Turn R just before Aberllefenni village sign
Grid Reference: SH 769 092
Distance: 7.4 km – 4.6 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Tarmac road and grassy tracks. Path can be muddy and overgrown in places
Maps: OS Explorer – OL 23
Refreshments: Nearest facilities: Corris Craft Centre, Corris Institute Café, Corris Railway Museum, Braich Goch bunkhouse the Slaters Arms pub and Ty Te Cadair visitor centre, Tal-y-Llyn.

1 From the car-park walk back up to the road and turn R for 600m to pass Wincilate Slate Quarry on the R and a row of terraced houses on the L A. Soon fork L where you see a
slate wheel monument next to an old quarry building B to go through a kissing G and follow the path up into the quarry. Keep to the path to pass an old ruin on your R. You have a good view of the quarry here. Continue to the end of the slate tip then down the bank along a grassy path to go through a kissing G next to Bluemaris cottage.

2 Follow the track uphill. Just before a G, turn R down steps, over wallstile on L and walk directly ahead with the fence on your L. Stay above the facing stone wall and gateway,
and continue between fence on L and slate fence/stone wall on R. When you reach the corner of the fence continue to cross a small FB. Turn immediately L up bank behind
stone wall and R between fence and wall Gl . Continue through a kissing G.On past some outbuildings on your L before forking L to follow a signed path up the bank, ignoring the track
going down. Cross a small FB before continuing on the path around the back of Hengae house.

3 Go through a kissing G, passing a ruin on your R to reach another kissing G and continue uphill. Cross a small FB. Go R through some conifer trees before crossing a S and
FB to follow a path uphill with wall on R, through a G and then immediately R through another G before walking up to another G and S. On through another G, along track between trees and fence. At end of the fence, turn R down bank and then L to cross FB. Walk R and up through a G at the bottom of the bank, up the steps onto the road.

4 Turn R here and follow the road down for approximately 2.6km H,J and K to reach a junction.

5 Turn R past ponds to Wincilate and retrace your steps back to the car park.

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  • Description of route - Moderate
  • Length of route (miles) - 5

Map & Directions

Road Directions

North of Machynlleth on the A487 Dolgellau road.

Accessible by Public Transport: Machynlleth station is 5 miles away.

Cwm Hengae Walk

Type:Walking Route

Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9SS

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Corris, GwyneddLocated 5 miles north of Machynlleth, Corris boasts a surprisingly rich vein of local attractions together with thrilling mountain biking in the forest, excellent fishing at Llyn Myngul and challenging walking on Cadair Idris.

Corris Village Walk, GwyneddStart: Corris Craft Centre car park Grid Reference: SH 750 078 Distance: 5 km . 3.1 miles Shorter option: 2.3 km . 1.4 miles Grade: Moderate (some steep sections) Terrain: Tarmac road and firm tracks Maps: OS Explorer - OL 23

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