Treborth Botanic Garden to Faenol Estate, Bangor

A walk though shaded woodland on wooded track or boardwalk with glimpses of the Menai Strait and Britannia Bridge

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We’ve worked with Experience Community – a not for profit community interest company that helps disabled people access the outdoors more easily. They have checked this route in person with their mobility equipment and gathered information like slope, path gradient and any potential barriers to help you decide whether it is suitable for your ability.

Route Information

A linear route following the Wales Coast Path in north Wales, taking in Treborth Botanic Garden (maintained by Bangor University), woodland, views of the Menai Strait and Britannia Bridge before ending on the Faenol Estate maintained by the National Trust. 

You can extend this walk by combining it to the Felinheli to Caernarfon route to make an 11 miles or 18 kilometre walk between Treborth Botanic Gardens and Caernarfon. You can do this by continuing along the path from the Faenol Estate and following the Wales Coast Path signs to toward Felinheli. The path between the Faenol Estate and Felinheli follows a rough track which is used for private vehicle access and can get muddy and uneven in wet weather.

You can follow a shorter, circular route can also by following the Wales Coast Path for 0.6 miles or 1 kilometre and then ascending gradually to the botanic gardens.

Information Sheet and Map

Download information sheet to take with you on your visit. Experience Community mapped the same route online, but with the start and end points swapped round.  To help you decide whether this route is for you, there are photos and detailed information about the route like disabled parking bays, facilities and the path’s surface and gradient. View map and route details from Caernarfon to Felinheli  (opens Photo Trails website)

Path Description

Start: Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor

Finish: Faenol Estate (nearest landmark on a map is “Boathouse Covert”)

Distance: The linear route is 3 kilometres or 2 miles (there and back)

Time: Allow 2 to 3 hours

Surface: Compacted stone with a loose surface in some places. Some uneven ground.

Slopes: The route has some slopes and steep camber in some places and some users may need help.

Route Profile: The route profile tells you how high you can expect to climb and shows you the highest point on this route. There is no more than 30m ascent.

Path Width: Minimum is 1.5 metre

Kissing Gate: There is one kissing gate at the entrance to the route from the botanic garden.

There is a gate from the path onto the road as you enter Felinheli.

Other barriers – There is a cattle grid and a narrow ornate metal gate (approximately 1 metre width) at the other end of the route on the Faenol Estate. This may mean some visitors will need to turn back at this point.

Visitor Information

For satellite navigation please use Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor, LL57 2RX

Public Transport: Please see Traveline Cymru to plan your journey.

Parking: There is limited parking with two disabled bays at the entrance to Treborth Botanic Garden

There are several disabled parking spaces at the Felinheli end of the route along Beach Road.

Toilets:  There are no accessible toilets at Treborth Botanic Garden at present. Toilets are in Menai Bridge Waitrose supermarket (across the bridge on Anglesey) and the Antelope Inn on the Treborth side of the Menai Suspension Bridge. At the other end of the route there are accessible toilets in the town of Felinheli on Beach Road.