Well, as so little happens on this board, I thought I'd start a thread of the best drives in North Wales.
So a nice one from Carno.
Take the A470 north from here through Llanbrynmair and Comins Coch at the next island (Cemaes Road) turn right , over the fantastic Afon Twymyn
and on through to the big island at Mallwyd, there is a petrol station off to the right and the Brigands Inn right on the island is a grand place for a meal!
Go straight across here through Dinas Mawddwy, and on up and over Bwlch Dinas itself, its a fantastic pull up Dinas, good chance to work that engine
there is a huge temptation to open her up on the way down the other side, but be carefull as there are often police there....
At the bottom of the hill there is an old derelict pub, turn left here and head towards Corris, but before you get there turn right to Tal Y Llyn, a stunning lahe at the base of Cadair Idris.
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Carry on towards the town of Tywyn, stopping to walk the falls at Dolgoch on the way (optional!)
In Tywyn turn down the coast and go south towards the lovely seaside town of Aberdyfi
via the beautiful coastal road
Stop in Aberdyfi, walk on the beach (for miles) go crabbing with the kids on the pier.
If you can tear yourself away from the delights of this little town, carry on down towards Machynlleth, carry straight on through the town and head for Aberystwyth, not far from Machynlleth you could take a detour to Ynys Las, where you can drive onto the beach to take some stunning shots of you Alfa with the town of Aberdyfi behind it in the setting sun, or of your folks of course!
either way you then head towards Aberystwyth, which is a grand old university town right on the coast
From Aberystwyth head on back towards Llangurig, this is a sublime road, scenery and lovely flowing bends
Its a stunning area even in, no especially in, the rain
At Llangurig, I am stuck, for the best drive you need to go south to the Elan Valley area by Rhayader, a drive down alongside the brilliant River Wye, and explore the stunning Lakes and Dams of the area
But we are heading back towards the market town of Llanidloes, and then on towards Caersws and the turn off for Carno to complete the circle, but if you turn off at Llanidloes, after a stunning long straight
, at the island turning, straight down to the next island accross the River Severn , take your next left uptowards Llyn Clywedog, at the top of a hill you can choose to go straight on, or left to the Dam itself, my advice here is......
Go either way and do an entire lap of the lake, and then continue on towards Llanbrynmair, where you can turn right back to Carno.
Then its time to wash and polish the Alfa and enjoy a dram in front of the log burner