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Ffordd Cambria

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Ffordd Cambria
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The Cambrian Way
From:  Llandudno (SH786822)
To:  Cardiff (ST191747)
Distance:  185 miles (297.7 km)
Old route now:  A470, A496, A487, A458, unclass, B4518, M4, A4232
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

Cardiff • Conwy • Gwynedd • Welsh Government • Powys

North & Mid Wales TRA • South Wales TRA
Traditional Counties

Brecknockshire • Caernarfonshire • Denbighshire • Glamorgan • Merionethshire • Montgomeryshire • Radnorshire

Ffordd Cambria / The Cambrian Way is one of three tourist routes being created by Visit Wales as part of the 'The Wales Way' project.

The route follows the A470, with three detours:

  • In Ffestiniog, where it takes the A496 and A487.
  • Along a more direct route between Mallwyd and Llanidloes, via the A458, an unclassified road through Pandy, and the B4518.
  • Around Cardiff on the M4 and A4232 between Coryton and the Wales Millenium Centre (despite the fact that the A4232 is in a tunnel there, with the way appearing to end in the middle of the tunnel).

The route is therefore a strange mix of strategic roads with some minor deviations. As the intention is to provide a spine with travellers creating their own loops off the road to see items of interest along the way, it is interesting that the route neither provides one thing or the other.

The Wales Way: The Cambrian Way

Ffordd Cambria
A458 • A470 • A487 • A496 • A4232 • B4518 • M4
Related Pictures
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Ceunant Sych - Geograph - 360364.jpgWest Portal of the Queens Gate Tunnel - Geograph - 242766.jpgA470 - Coppermine - 17735.jpgSlate piles and roadworks - Geograph - 798241.jpgRoundabout at eastern end of Brecon bypass - Geograph - 2224742.jpg
Other nearby roads
A40 • A438 • A470 • A4059 • A4062 (Brecon) • B4520 • B4557 (Brecon) • B4558 • B4559 • B4601 • B4602 • NCN8 • T75 (Britain) • T77 (Britain)
Welsh Tourist Routes
The Wales WayThe Coastal Way / Ffordd Arfordirol • The Cambrian Way / Ffordd Cambria • The North Wales Way / Ffordd Gogledd Cymru
ToursFlintshire Leisure Tour • 'Maelor Tour'
OtherGreat Orme Head Marine Drive • Holyhead Road Historic Route

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