A scenic path between Beddgelert and Rhyd Ddu will offer walkers, cyclists and horse riders a new route through the stunning landscapes of Snowdonia.
For 4.5 miles, between Rhyd Ddu and Beddgelert, Lôn Gwyrfai leads through a variety of landscapes and goes along the causeway around Llyn y Gadair into Parc y Gadair and then on through Beddgelert Forest , past Hafod Ruffydd Uchaf, before descending and reaching the foot of Moel Hebog, Cwm Cloch and the village of Beddgelert.
Welcoming the new path, Snowdonia National Park Authority chairman, Caerwyn Roberts said: "I'm really pleased to see that there is now a safe route connecting the villages Beddgelert and Rhyd Ddu.
The path provides a great resource for the local communities as well as a resource for visitors and hopefully it will encourage more people to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
“It is also a resource that will be available throughout the year and therefore available to users when it’s not possible to venture into the mountains. But one of the main attractions of this route is the fact that it promotes the sustainable use of local public transport.
“By using the Sherpa bus service or Welsh Highland Railway’s train service, it will be possible to experience an interesting circular route from Beddgelert or Rhyd Ddu. Combining these elements, and by encouraging people to use the path, the aim is also to ensure economic prosperity for Beddgelert and Rhyd Ddu and surrounding areas.