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Lon Eifion


19 km / 12 miles
A scenic mainly hard-surfaced path, along the track of a former railway. It skirts the western edge of the Snowdonia massif with good views of the Nantlle ridge and, near Penygroes, a more distant glimpse of Snowdon itself. The northern half of the path passes close to several villages: Bontnewydd, Dinas, Groeslon and Penygroes. Lon Eifion is part of Lon Las Cymru, route number 8 on the National Cycle Network, shown on OS maps. It starts at the busy historical town of Caernarfon and goes south to the rural village of Bryncir. The route is partially coincident from Caernarfon to Dinas station with the narrow guage Welsh Highland Railway.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Cycle Route
Start: SH481625 - Caernarfon, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Finish: SH479445 - Bryncir, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Cycle Route- Outline Map Visit Snowdonia - Gwynedd Recreational Routes

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 114, 115, 123
OS Landranger Active 114, 115, 123
OS Explorer 17, 254, 263
OS Explorer Active 17, 254, 263

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Route Profile:

19.4 km (12.1 miles)
233 m (764 ft) ascent
149 m (489 ft)  maximum height

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