Mary Jones Walk

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About

By following this linear route, you will walk 28 miles through the spectacular countryside of the old county of Meirionnydd, from an enchanting valley at the foot of Cadair Idris to the shores of Llyn Tegid. You will cross public paths and paths used with the permission of the landowner, over mountain pastures and through woodlands, along old romantic lanes, country roads and short unavoidable sections on the main road. The splendid views of lakes and mountains will astound you.

In 1800, 15-year-old Mary Jones walked 25 miles from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, across the Welsh mountains, to Bala to get a Bible from Revd. Thomas Charles. According to the legend, she saved six years to be able to afford the Bible and Thomas Charles was so touched by her determination that he helped to establish Bible Society four years later.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Llanfihangel-y-Pennant
  • Description of route - From Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, across the Welsh mountains, to Bala
  • Length of route (miles) - 28
  • Typical duration of route - 3 Days

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

A5 west from Llangollen, then A494.

By Bus: T3 Bus Service: Barmouth-Dolgellau-Llanycil-Bala-Wrexham

Public Transport Information Service: www.traveline.cymru

Accessible by Public Transport: Blaenau Ffestiniog station is 21 miles away.

Mary Jones Walk

Type:Walking Route

Bala & Penllyn, Gwynedd, LL23 7AD

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