Walk Along Ancient Way in North Wales

Walk Along Ancient Way in North Wales

I had a fantastic walk over Diffwys Mountain following an ancient, pre-historical road – the earliest travellers I have found that travelled this route was in 1198 when Archbishop Baldwin toured throughout Wales trying to drum up support for the crusades.  He would have travelled by horse with an entourage.

Ancient Track over Diffwys

Ancient Track over Diffwys

One can follow this high pass from Bontddu near Dolgellau right over the mountains to Harlech in the steps of centuries of travellers and drovers who would have taken their cattle on this route on their way to London.

Old Track down to Pont Scethin

Old Track down to Pont Scethin

Unfortunately, the 4x4s and offroad bikes have caused a great deal of damage to this 100s of years old route which is very sad.  They do have a right in law but a moral right to destroy this very special place?

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