Ffordd Cambria

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

Cardiff • Conwy • Gwynedd • North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent • Powys • South Wales Trunk Road Agent

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 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.

The Wales Way: The Cambrian Way




Ffordd Cambria
JunctionsAbercanaid Roundabout • Abercynon Roundabout • Bala Junction • Bridge Street Interchange • Broadway Interchange • Brynich roundabout • Cardiff West Interchange • Cefn Coed Roundabout • Coryton Interchange • Cross Foxes • Culverhouse Cross roundabout • Gellideg roundabout • Glan Conwy Interchange • Glyntaff Interchange • Llanidloes roundabout • Llyswen junction • Mallwyd • Nantgarw Interchange • Rhyd-y-car roundabout • Taffs Well Interchange • Tarell roundabout • Upper Boat Interchange
ServicesCardiff West services
CrossingsFairy Glen Bridge • Queens Gate Tunnel
RoadsA4232 • A458 • A470 • A487 • A496 • B4518 • M4
PlacesBetws-y-Coed • Blaenau Ffestiniog • Brecon • Builth Wells • Cardiff • Dolgellau • Llandudno • Llangurig • Merthyr Tydfil • Pontypridd • Rhayader
Related Pictures
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A470 - Geograph - 1427518.jpgA470 - M4 Coryton Roundabout - Coppermine - 4101.jpgA470 Brecon.JPGSlate piles and roadworks - Geograph - 798241.jpgThe B4518 south of Llanbrynmair - Geograph - 856756.jpg
Other nearby roads
CardiffA4050 • A4053 (Cardiff) • A4054 • A4055 • A4056 • A4119 • A4160 • A4161 • A4232 • A4234 • A469 • A470 • A48 • A48(M) • A48(M) (Llantrisant Radial) • B4239 • B4258 (Llandaff) • B4258 (Roath - Gabalfa) • B4259 • B4260 (Penarth) • B4261 • B4261 (Llandaff - Llantrisant) • B4262 • B4267 • B4288 (Monmouthshire) • B4487 • B4488 • B4562 • E105 (London - Fishguard) • E30 • Hook Road • M4 • NCN8 • T10 (Britain) • T75 (Britain) • Western Tangential
BreconA40 • A4059 • A4062 (Brecon) • A438 • A470 • B4520 • B4557 (Brecon) • B4558 • B4559 • B4601 • B4602 • NCN8 • T75 (Britain) • T77 (Britain)
RhayaderA44 • A470 • A479 (Crickhowell - Llyswen) • B4518 • EuroVelo 2 • NCN8 • NCN81 • T75 (Britain)
DolgellauA4084 (Mallwyd - Dolgellau) • A458 • A470 • A487 • A493 • A494 • B4416 • EuroVelo 2 • NCN8 • T81 (Britain) • T83 (Britain) • T84 (Britain)
LlandudnoA470 • A496 • A544 (Betws-y-Coed - Llandudno) • A546 • A547 • B5114 • B5115 • Great Orme Head Drive
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