From the blogs – New Snowdonia Walking Trail

The latest post in our from the blogs series on Rohantime features news of a new walking trail

New walking trail always gets our interest. This one is no exception. Reported in BBC Wales…

Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia walking trail to give slate villages £1.5m boost

Small slate towns in Snowdonia could get a £1.5m tourism boost from a new walking trail, it has been estimated.

The 84 mile (135 km) route starts at Porth Penrhyn in Bangor and visits places including Bethesda, Llanberis, Beddgelert and Betws-y-Coed.

Volunteers have spent four years linking up existing paths to create the slate trail which opened on Friday.

The Snowdonia Society said it will help smaller places “off the beaten track”.

It was the brainchild of Aled Owen, who lives at Penmachno – one of the villages the new trail visits.

He had the idea after doing the Wainwright Society’s coast to coast 192 mile (309 km) walking route in northern England… read more

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