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It is possible to go for a walk on the shores of “Afon Heulyn”, the Menai Strait, or across the fields towards Bethel. Or, what about a circular route around the village using parts of “Lon Las” and the village’s public footpaths. In Allt Gam and Penrallt you can feel as though you’r in the middle of the country whilst in the centre of the village. Some footpaths need work – why not help us by walking these paths and sending us your comments on our PATHWAY FORM.

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The Community Council hols regular surveys of the paths and public footpaths in the village. The idea is to collate the information together so that paths can be properly maintained and upgraded in a systematic way.

We hope you can help us in this work. Use the Footpaths Survey Form when out walking to record what you see and send it on to us.

Send in details and pictures of your favourite village walks.

There are several pleasurable footpaths in Y Felinheli and it's possible to follow several circular routes around the village. The Menai Cycle Track (Lon Las Menai) goes from the village all the way to Caernarfon and other parts of the Cycle Route follow the track of the old railway in the village which is suitable for walkers, whelchairs, prams and bicycles.

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Circular Walks:

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Afon Heulyn Footpath : this path starts by the bridge which crosses the marina at the Old Slate Quay. (to the right after crossing the bridge) Follow the path between the Vaynol wall and the dock, full of boats, to the far end of the dock. Here follow River Heulyn until you reach the slate bridge, cross here and follow the path past a cottage. Then follow the signs to take a narrow path to the main road at Aberpwll.

Cerrig yr Afon Footpath: this fine woodland walk is near the Cerrig yr Afon Residential Home on the southern boundary of the village at Tafarngrisau and the Primary School. The whole site is protected by law and includes many indigenous trees and varied wild life.

Penrallt and Allt Gam Footpath: this footpath starts at the foot of the hill at Pen y Bryn in the center of the village (by the Post Office). Penrallt Footpath is the first which runs through the woodland past the bottom of Gwylan Uchaf at the kissing gate and then on to Penrallt Farm. Here it is possible to go left through the fields and on to Penrallt Hill or to the right on the road which leads to the farm and out on the road down to Bush Road (Lon Llwyn). The Allt Gam Footpath starts slightly higher than the Penrallt Footpath, it's steep and follows woodland and comes out between Gwylan Uchaf and Trem y Foel at the top of Bush Road (Lon Llwyn). Both footpaths are in the center of the village and again you immediately feel that you are in the countryside.

Circular Walk 1: this footpath starts at the foot of Pen y Bryn Hill and follows the cycle route past Pennigtons and then on past the rear of the Half Way, Hefin Griffiths Coaches and on to the rear of the football field at Seilo. Full details click here

Circular Walk 2: Up Bryn-y-Waen under the by-pass bridge, turn immediately left over stile onto path through trees and alongside by-pass for a short way then follow the path sign up past bungalow and along the track of the old slate railway (passing a steam-engine shed on the way).Cross the road and follow the track to Cefn Farm. Just before the farmhouse cross a stile on the right and in the far corner in the right enter the woods over a small stream. Full details click here

Circular Walk 3: Up Bryn-y-waen to Lon Las, turn right along Lon Las. Turn left up Pen-y-bryn Road and immediately left again up Pen-y-bryn path. At top of Pen-y-bryn turn left down Bryn-fynnon Road to junction with road down hill. Full details click here

Circular Walk 4: For excellent views of the mountains and the Menai Straits, the footpath from Bonc Farm to Bethel gives an opportunity for a very pleasant walk.  It is possible to make it a circular walk of approximately 1 hour. Full details click here



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