Chester/N.Wales 'Bunch Of Fives' Meet & Betws Run Sunday 31st July

 From the organiser:-

This meet is going to include a 47.5 mile run from Ewloe/Hawarden…taking in some fantastic driving roads through picturesque North Wales via Mold, St Asaph, Llanfair TH & Llanrwst to The Old Goods Yard, Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0AL.

The meet/start point will be the same as the Ponderosa run; from St Davids Park Hotel, Ewloe/Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3YB - just off the A55 & less than a mile away from our regular Monthly venue.

I would like to suggest that everyone arrives bright & early before 10.00am for a 10:15am departure.

So that’s St Davids Park Hotel, Ewloe/Hawarden, Flintshire, CH5 3YB on Sunday 31st July - departing @ 10.15am :thumb-up:

Previous meets:
5th December 2010 - 2nd January 2011 - 6th February 2011 - 6th March 2001 - 10th April 2011 - 7th May 2011 - 12th June 2011 - 10th July 2011

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Total Distance = 47.5 MilesApprox travelling time = 1 hour 20 minsEstimated Average Fuel Cost = £12.76


1. Head northeast on St Davids Park = 285 ft

2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B5125 = 318 ft

3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit up the slip-road towards Mold//Chester/Conwy/A55 = 0.2 mile

4. Merge onto A494 = 0.7 mile

5. At junction 33b, exit onto A494 & continue toward Mold through 2 sets of lights = 1.8 miles

6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit (straight on) onto A5119 & continue toward Mold through 2 sets of lights = 1.5 miles

7. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit (right) onto A541 toward Denbigh/Trefnant = 15.1 miles

8. At Trefnant lights, turn right onto A525 = 0.5 mile

9. At the next right bend, turn left onto B5381 toward Rhyl = 2.1 miles

10. At mini-roundabout, turn left & continue on B5381 over 1 roundabout (straight on) = 2.5 miles

11. Turn left onto B5381 (opposite large estate gateway) = 3.8 miles

12. At crossroads, turn left onto A548 toward Llanrwst = 14.3 miles

13. At Llanrwst, follow the one-way system left via Watling St, continuing along A548 = 0.2 mile

14. At ‘T’ junction, turn left onto A470 toward Betws y Coed = 3.9 miles POLICE SPEED CHECK AREA IN 30mph

15. At junction, turn right onto A5 (over bridge) & into Betws y Coed = 0.5 mile

16. Turn right onto Old Church Rd = 0.3 mile

Destination: The Old Goods Yard, Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy LL24 0AL - arriving approx 11:35am
The car park will be on the left, just passed the model railway/shop & oppostite the church.

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The return journey can be made simple by traveling back along the A470, following the Conwy River beyond Llanrwst to Conway where the A55 can be picked up for a more direct route home..........of course once at Conway there's always the option of a minor detour, heading first through the A55 Conway tunnel before turning back & heading for home - there's even a handy fly-over just at the other side of the tunnel for a switch back :thumb-up:

It does seem a shame to leave that one out as you'd be entering the A55 at Conway within a stones throw of it's location :whistle:

Please also be aware that North Wales Police actively monitor the 50mph limit through the A55 Colwyn Bay area - everywhere else is okay as long as you don't go too mad.