Carwyn's Journey - Tregarth

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Distance: 3.2 miles / 5.5 km

Start & End: SH 601 679

Parking: There's no official car park, but plenty of on street parking near Pant Teg B&B, Tregarth, Bangor LL57 4AU


This is a circular walk. Start outside Pant Teg B&B, Tregarth, Bangor LL57 4AU. From here, turn left and walk for 150 meters. On your left, you'll see a turning to the cycle track, turn down here and walk on the path for a little under 400 meters. Take the first left to follow the footpath, and follow around the Circular Garden (A). You'll come out by Pandy farm, and the old Fulling Mill (B). Turn left to follow the footpath.

At the fork in the road, keep right passing Ty'n y Caeau farm, towards Parc y Bwlch Woods (C). Follow the paths through the woods to climb towards the Southeast. You'll eventually reach Moelyci's Summit (Ch).

From here, walk back through the woods, passing Bwlchdefeity farm, and then Waen Hir Uchaf farm. After crossing the fields, turn left on the crossroad, and you'll find yourself back at Ty'n y Caeau farm. Turn right and follow the same way as you did at the start of the walk, back to Tregarth.

Points of Interest

A) Circular Garden

Grid Reference: SH 597 677

This garden is a perfect circle, so that the farmer can rotate, and grow crop every year in different sections.

B)Fulling Mill

Grid Reference: SH 599 676

The pandy, or fulling mill, at Tregarth dates back to the 18th century. Fulling was a finishing process in the production of cloth in which woven cloth was cleansed, thickened and strengthened. This involved washing to remove dirt and grease and kneading with wooden hammers to mat together the wool fibres.

C)Parc y Bwlch Forest

Grid Reference: SH 591 666

These woods are popular with mountain bikers, with various trails through the trees. It's also a hub for a variety of wildlife

Ch) Moelyci

Grid Reference: SH 591 658

There are several theories on how to pronounce Moelyci with 'Moel-yci' are popular. It may derive from the name Moel Lleucu, but some locals say "Moel-y-ci" is the correct pronunciation.

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