What a route!! I love this one, very fast with some very nice corners, including the mother of all hair pins!! It's very easy to get caught out with though, the first set of bends over the hill just out of Bala and the double bend of the head of Bro Prysor by the little lake. Don't let that put you off it, it's a very satisfying route. Highly recommended! One of my personal favourites anywhere. The freindly policemen hide in one of the farm access gates Approx 6-8KM from Trawsfynydd and on the hill as you go out of Frongoch.
A pleasant selection of medium speed sweepers through rural Northamptonshire. This route also joins another (also the A361) a bit further down, but the middle section is not that interesting.
Start at the petrol station at Trawsfynydd, and head towards Porthmadog.After approx 3 miles there will be a turning on the right signposted A470 Ffestiniog. The road sets out through the hills ith a varying amount of turns from tight hairpins to sweeping switchbacks. You enter Blaenau Ffestiniog which will keep you at 30mph for what seems like forever. Following the signs to Betws-Y-Coed, you start the steep climb out of the village and pass the Lech Wedd (Spelling?) Slate Mines, worth a swift visit. Following a deep decent out of the slate hills the corners become more open and swift, cutting through the bottom of the valley. The road surface picks up quality, following a lot of work over the last year or so, as you near Betws-Y-Coed. Watch for the tight right hander under the railway bridge or you'll end up shooting off down the turn off. Join up with the A5 and turn left down hill and into Betws-Y-Coed.
Quite technical because of the medium speed bend sections. Can be quite busy during peak times.
Nice bit of road with a couple of nice roundabouts at the end of it which are fairly quiet in the evening. Avoid this route on a Sunday arvo or weekday tea time as not many overtaking spots.