Ramblers Cymru have been working to complete a 280 mile walking trail which links north Wales to south Wales.

The walking trail was first designed by Tony Drake 50 years ago. Residing in Gloucestershire, he enjoyed walking in Wales and left money to Ramblers Cymru following his death to complete the trail.

The route named ‘Cambrian Way’ links Conwy through to Cardiff and could take around three weeks to complete.

Footpath leading to Devil's Bridge, Ceredigion
Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion

Working with national parks, trusts, councils and landowners, Ramblers Cymru have waymarked the route as far as the Brecon Beacons. They hope to complete the work by the end of the New Year.

Taking in sites including Devil’s Bridge, the Black Mountains, and Barmouth, walkers will need maps to ensure they stay on the path as some of the sections cannot be waymarked due to feasibility.

Maps and guidebooks can be found on Cambrian Way website.

Main image - Views from the Minffordd path towards Barmouth, Cadair Idris, Snowdonia

 

Published 28 August 2019

The entire path is around 74,000ft of climbing, the equivalent of summiting Everest two-and-a-half times through the middle of Wales"

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