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Sarn Helen

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Gwynedd, Powys

235 km / 146 miles
Sarn Helen is the name of this Roman route through West Wales, connecting various Roman remains. In places the old road is clearly visible, but in others it is a matter of conjecture. From the Roman fort at Caerhun the route heads along the edge of Snowdonia to the Swallow Falls, Dolwyddelan, skirts Ffestiniog to Trawsfynydd, and continues to Dolgellau and Machynlleth. After crossing the Rheidol valley, the route becomes less wild and more agricultural to Bronant, Lampeter, and Carmarthen, albeit moorland at 1,200 ft is crossed in the Pencader area. Navigational skills would be appropriate on the northern part of the route.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Very Challenging
Cycle Route
Moorland
Heritage
Start: SH773705 - Caerhun, Conwy View on StreetMap
Finish: SN417205 - Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Mountain Bike Routes UK - Sarn Helen Trail Route Companion Pack British Horse Society RideMaps - Sarn Helen

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Sarn Helen Trail : mountain bike route companion pack  (Mountain Bike Routes UK  - 2012 )
Guidebook Sarn Helen : walking a Roman road through Wales  (Cicerone Press  - 1992 )

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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 115, 124, 135, 146, 159
OS Landranger Active 115, 124, 135, 146, 159
OS Explorer 17, 18, 23, 177, 185, 186, 198, 199, 213, 215
OS Explorer Active 17, 18, 23, 177, 185, 186, 198, 199, 213, 215

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Route Profile:

234.2 km (145.5 miles)
7,850 m (25,755 ft) ascent
474 m (1,555 ft)  maximum height

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