The Mary Jones Walk - 3 days
Time: approximately 3 days
Distance: approximately 28 miles
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By following this linear route, you will walk 28 miles through the spectacular countryside of the old county of Meirionnydd, from an enchanting valley at the foot of Cadair Idris to the shores of Llyn Tegid. You will cross public paths and paths used with the permission of the landowner, over mountain pastures and through woodlands, along old romantic lanes, country roads and short unavoidable sections on the main road. The splendid views of lakes and mountains will astound you.
In 1800, 15-year-old Mary Jones walked 25 miles from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, across the Welsh mountains, to Bala to get a Bible from Revd. Thomas Charles. According to the legend, she saved six years to be able to afford the Bible and Thomas Charles was so touched by her determination that he helped to establish Bible Society four years later.