This summer, my parents came for a visit and I went with them on a walk to Capelulo — walk #4 from Walking in the Conwy Valley. We took a bus to Dwygyfylchi, and from there wound our way up through town to the start of the walk on Sychnant Pass. It was steep and plenty warm, but we were rewarded with a green, shady path at the official start of the walk:
We rose gently into some sheep pastures, and after spinning around to look across the river and out to the sea, we turned to head west across the North Wales Path.
We wandered the path, stopping to admire ponies and listen to a nearby cuckoo. We also took a minor detour to find a geocache not far off the path. Just before stopping for lunch, we crossed this stream:
We eventually left the North Wales Path, crossing another stile to walk past a couple nearby farms toward the coast. As we joined a larger road again, we discovered a sign for a druid circle. How cool! We wandered in the direction indicated on the sign before realizing we had no idea how to get to the druid circle or how far away it was. We gave up and hoped that we’d be able to find it on a map and visit it another day. (Spoiler: We did!)
As we continued on, we came across this curious symbol on a stone:
We puzzled over it and gave up understanding what it meant, until we came across this sign a few minutes later:
We had traveled from the other direction, but if you came up this road the other way, this sign would help identify which branch of the road to follow to your destination. How cool!
Our tired legs thanked us as we continued down a hill to the next landmark: Jubilee Walk.
The walk curves around the sea-facing side of Foel Lus, between Penmaenmawr and Dwygyfylchi. The view is pretty impressive:
Finally, we wound down into the valley, through a forest, and back to Dwygyfylchi, until we came to the pub at the Fairy Glen Hotel. Of course, we had to stop for a pint to rest and gather strength for the last leg of our walk. 😉 Meandering back through town, we arrived at the bus stop near the church and made our way home again.