I'm looking for names on organising a drive through Snowdonia.
It will be impossible to sort dates to suit everyone. I'm going to suggest we do it on July 1st. We can always bump it back a week if the weather is terrible and not paying ball.
Looking to start from the Ponderosa Cafe, arrive early if you want breakfast and looking to depart at 11 AM.
This is the route I would run the drive over.
Ponderosa Cafe on the Horseshoe Pass, allowing a late breakfast for drivers and passengers. Hotels in nearby Llangollen, Chester, Mold, Ruthin etc for anyone travelling a long distance.
Down the back of the Horseshoe pass via Nanty Garth Pass towards Ruthin
Through Clocaenog Forest where the RAC/Welsh Rally is often has a stage.
Cross the A5 at Cerrigydrudion, t/clipping the end of the Evo Triangle and down the B4501 towards Bala, often used by Autocar on road test.
Then the A4212 to Trawsfynnyd which is one of my favourite roads in the UK, fantastic views of the hills of southern Snowdonia.
A short hop up the A487 where we turn right onto the A496 to Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Then the Crimea Pass towards Betwsy Coed, probably the best road in Wales these days?
Then onto the A5 to Pentrefoelas and the EVO Triangle, which was the best road in Wales but now massacred by average speed cameras.
Then we can visit the beautiful lakeside cafe at Llyn Brenig before people can head their different ways or head of on the final leg back to the A5 and on towards Llangollen if you are heading towards the Midlands or the South.