Cautionary Warning – If you are using an online booking service make sure the accommodation you are booking is actually on or near the route. This is particularly true if you are trying to book a place which has a name which can also used by another establishment in the locality such as Red Lion, Ty Gwyn.
The Accommodation page on our website has a comprehensive list of what we believe is currently available on or near the route.
Finding accommodation on or near the Route can be difficult on the early sections. Below are ideas on how to get around this.
This is easy to reach from the start at Basingwerk. It will take about 60 and 90 mins walking – longer if you explore the Valley and call at St Winifrede’s Well. Accommodation, including camping is available at the Monastery. There is also a café open Tuesday to Sunday.
There are four establishments listed in this village. But, some may require stays of two or more nights. The village though is close to Prestatyn where there is much more accommodation. To walk there is about 3kms/2miles. Taxis are available in Prestatyn and there is also a local taxi operator – Maxi’s 070 9330 2322
There is only one place listed. There is a bus service on Monday to Friday the last bus to Prestatyn currently leaves at 15 43 and to Holywell at 17 33 (This would mean staying in Holywell for a second night and rejoining the route the following morning.) Maxi’s Taxis 070 9330 2322
Campsite at Penisar Mynydd this is just off the route about 5kms/3miles south of the village
There is accommodation in the Conwy Valley around Tal-y-cafn the problem is that much of it is both expensive and for Pilgrims unwelcoming – they have stay more than one night or pay for two. The following possible accommodation has been identified.
Conwy Valley Barn
This is near Talybont.
This is served by the bus services to and from Llanrwst. It can also be accessed by leaving the route after the Talycafn Bridge and and taking the footpath on the left past Caerhun Church.
There is a relatively good bus service from the village to and from the Coast. The bus even stops almost outside the Premier Inn at the Black Cat Roundabout. Buses leave at 15:05 and 17:05.
The Backtrack Campsite. Food is available at the local pub
There are is also a B&B with limited accommodation at Croesonnen Farm 01492 650998
The Talycafn Inn has two rooms – could be expensive
Rowen and West Side of the River
Throughout the year there is a campsite at Cae Gwyn. During the Summer months the Youth Hostel is also open. However, out of season the accommodation, if available at all, is very expensive.
There is though plenty of accommodation within a short bus ride. Buses to Llanrwst and Betws y Coed depart at 16:23 and 17:55 during the week and at 15:20 on Sundays and Bank Holidays. To Conwy and the Coast at 17:54 in the week and 19:11 on Sundays.
Woodlands, Llanwrst Road,Conwy LL32 8LT on Bus 19 route
These are located at:
Rhuddlan (accessible by bus from Trelawnyd via Dyserth)
Llandudno Junction – Black Cat Roundabout – A55 Jct 19
Bangor and Caernarfon
These are located at:
Bangor, Caernarfon and Porthmadog.
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