Latest News: Y 100 Sir Fynwy Read more

Latest News: Change to election of Officers for 2021 Read more

Mary Jones Way


Publication Type
Des Marshall
Date Published
150mm x 210 mm
Number of Pages
Buy Online at

If you buy this publication via Amazon the LDWA gets a small commission which goes towards the upkeep of this resource.


Web Site


Publisher's Information 2017

The route described in this book is based upon a walk undertaken by Mary Jones from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, across the Welsh mountains, to Bala to get a Bible from Revd Thomas Charles.

The exact route that Mary walked is not known. What is known, however, is that she did walk from her home in Llanfihangel-y-pennant to Bala. It appears though that she walked via Rhiwog of at the start of her journey then finding her way to Brithdir and Llanuwchllyn before finally reaching Bala. The trackway systems all those years ago would have been very different to todays. The start described climbs gradually to reach Rhiwogof directly without any descents. It is presumed Mary then descended to the valley floor to reach Minffordd. There is little room for variation though from Minffordd to Bala as it is the only feasible low level way, although an alternative has been suggested to avoid an often wet section to reach Gwerngraig Farm.

The sections have been determined so that buses can be used once section one is finished to reach the start or return from the end of each one back to the start, obviating the need of a return walk. There are information boards at strategic intervals giving some details of the route.

The walk itself is very pleasant with no very long steep uphill sections although there are some steeper bits spread throughout. In fact the high point of the walk is reached very close to the start just before reaching Rhiwogof. Fine mountain scenery in the first two sections is followed by quiet and scenic valley scenes by walking along green lanes or quiet country roads with very little in the way of main road walking.

Use this guide to experience some wonderful Welsh countryside following in the footsteps of the remarkable Mary Jones.

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law