This week we have spent a few days in North Wales. We were very lucky with the weather - it was cold and clear. Following a day walking we wanted to do a short cycle ride. The children wanted it to be traffic free and flat!
This ride, which is approximately four miles long, follows a dismantled railway along the Menai Straight to the old port of Dinorwig. There are good views over the Menai Straight to the island of Anglesey.
Starting Point and Route.
I am assuming that you start in Caernarfon, but you could of course start in Dinorwig. You can park at the Victoria Dock next to the Castle. Follow the one way system around the Castle and look out for signs for Lon Las Menai, National Cycle Route 8. The route takes you through the town to the Morrisons car park. There is alteernative parking next to this, behind the old church, which is now a children's play centre.
Descend from the Morrisons car park onto the old track next to the Menai Straight. It's now simply a matter of following this to Y Felinheli. Cycle along the waterfront towards the town to the Garddion Inn. From the outside this looks quite run down. However, inside it's very friendly with lots of interesting old photos and serves very good food.
The return journey involves retracing your route back to Caernarfon.