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Abergynolwyn, Bere Castle and Bird Rock.

Gwynedd, Wales

Abergynolwyn, Bere Castle and Bird Rock.

Length8 mi
Elev. Gain1039.8 ft
Est. Steps18000




Scenic views


Historic site

Quiet place

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Abergynolwyn, Bere Castle and Bird Rock. is a 8 mile (18,000-step) route located near Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Tywyn, Wales. This route has an elevation gain of about 1039.8 ft and is rated as hard. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.
Southern Snowdonia. You can take a path to the top of Bird Rock if you’ve got time and good weather. We had neither!

Castell y Bere

Castell y Bere is a Welsh castle near Llanfihangel-y-pennant in Gwynedd, Wales. Constructed by Llywelyn the Great in the 1220s, the stone castle was intended to maintain his authority over the local people and to defend the south-west part of the princedom of Gwynedd. In 1282 war with Edward I of England resulted in the death of Llywelyn's grandson, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, and Castell y Bere fell to English forces.


Abergynolwyn (English: Mouth of the River with a Whirlpool) is a village in southern Gwynedd, Wales, located at the confluence of the Nant Gwernol and the Afon Dysynni.The population of the community which is named after the village of Llanfihangel-y-Pennant was 339 at the 2011 census.

Craig yr Aderyn

Craig yr Aderyn (English: "Bird's Rock") is a hill rising to a height of 258 metres (846 ft) above sea level on the south bank of the River Dysynni near Llanfihangel-y-Pennant in the county of Gwynedd, north-west Wales. Craig yr Aderyn has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the choughs and other birds that breed there.

Abergynolwyn railway station

Abergynolwyn railway station is a station on the Talyllyn Railway at Abergynolwyn near Tywyn, Gwynedd in mid-Wales. It is 6 miles, 44 chains (10.54 km) from Tywyn Wharf.Originally this was the terminus for passenger trains, though the line continued onward to the incline up to the slate quarry at Bryn Eglwys, and another incline down into the village.


Llanfihangel-y-Pennant is a hamlet and wider community (which includes Abergynolwyn) in the Meirionnydd area of Gwynedd in Wales. It is located in the foothills of Cadair Idris, and has a population of 402, reducing to 339 at the 2011 Census.Nearby is the ruined castle of Castell y Bere, a stronghold of the Welsh princes of Gwynedd in the 13th century.

Castell y Bere Wood


Nant Gwernol



Tourist Attraction

Slate Welcome Spiral

Tourist Attraction

Maes Y Wennol

Tourist Attraction
Route Details


8 mi

Elev. Gain

1039.8 ft

Est. Steps

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