|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Pont yr Afon Gam (SH745418)|
|To:||Pentrefoelas (W) (SH854511)|
|Distance:||9.9 miles (15.9 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4407 is a rural B-road in the upper Conwy Valley. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the 1940s.
The route starts on the moors, turning off the B4391 at Pont yr Afon Gam. Both roads here are unfenced. We head northwards to begin with and climb to Llyn Dubach, where we bear right to continue across the bleak landscape northeastwards. A summit elevation of 485 m is reached just before a road junction. Now S1, the B4407 bears right.
We descend gently to the east and presently, almost without realising it, cross the infant River Conwy. This river is now followed downstream for the remainder of our route. Initially the road remains above the river but a valley starts to form and, after crossing a cattle grid, we drop down off the moor into farmland; the road even becomes wooded from time to time. After a few miles we reach Ysbyty Ifan, the first (and only) place of any size en route. The road zigzags, skirting the western side of the village.
Still S1, the road continues down the wooded valley, with the River Conwy sometimes visible on the right. As we continue, the valley widens out and presently the road becomes S2 once more. It's not long before we reach the end of the road at a T-junction on the A5.