|Location Map ( geo)|
|The Cambrian Way|
|Distance:||185 miles (297.7 km)|
|Old route now:||A470, A496, A487, A458, unclass, B4518, M4, A4232|
North & Mid Wales TRA • South Wales TRA
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 betwen 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.