Walk: Machno Valley, Conwy
Explore gushing falls and a valley scattered with wood anemones in Snowdonia
Penmachno, the main village in the peaceful, green Machno Valley, lies at the southern edge of Gwydyr Forest. This walk is delightful in spring when crossbills and siskins are busy building their nests, and larches and silver birches are displaying their flowers and first leaves.
Primroses, speedwell and forget-me-nots line the lanes and tracks while wood anemones carpet the forest floor.
Machno Valley walk
7.4 miles (11.9km) | 6 hours | moderate
Machno Valley map
HOW TO GET THERE
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Leave the A5 south of Betws-y-Coed for the B4406 to Penmachno. Buses run there from Llanrwst and Betws-y-Coed.
FIND OUT MORE
Betws-y-Coed Information Centre
Royal Oak Stables
Betws-y-Coed LL24 0AH
Conwy Falls Café
Betws-y-Coed LL24 0PN
Enjoy homemade food before taking a woodland walk to the falls.
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Stay in a former rectory or a self-catering coach house.
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant
Betws-y-Coed LL25 0HJ
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Dorothy Hamilton is a freelance writer who has been writing about exploring the countryside for over twenty years.