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This scenic 12.5 mile cycle path has recently been upgraded and now has an excellent hard surface all the way. For much of its course it is wider than most cycle paths – as wide in fact as many country lanes.
It skirts the western edge of the main mountains of Snowdonia with good views of the Nantlle ridge and, near Penygroes, a more distant glimpse of Snowdon. Heading south there are fine view of the Lleyn mountains dramatically descending to the sea.
The northern half of the path passes close to several villages: Bontnewydd, Dinas, Groeslon and Penygroes. Adjacent to (but just off) the path there is a cafe at the Inigo Jones slate museum about 5 miles south of Caernarfon.