Mary Jones' Challenge

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© Janet Baxter

In 1799, and aged fifteen, Mary Jones walked 26 miles cross the countryside of North Wales to buy a copy of the Welsh Bible. Her journey, walking barefoot, took her from Llanfihangel-Pennant to Y Bala. This Big Welsh Walk is only 10 miles, please wear suitable footwear! Local history will feature prominently on this route too.


Can I bring a dog?

Yes you can, but please keep your dog under control at all times. Please be mindful that the route includes numerous stiles, which your dog may need help getting over.


Do I need to be able to read a map?

You'll need to navigate around the route using a map. The route will also be signposted and marshalled.

What do I need to bring with me?

You'll received a full information pack on sign up. Packing your rucksack with food and drink, appropriate clothing and a personal first aid kit would be a good start. Don't forget your walking boots too.

Where can I stay locally?

There is plenty of accommodation locally, and on sign up you will have access to a whole range of discounts including accommodation and attractions.

Is there dog friendly accommodation?

Yes, locally there are plenty of places you can book will happily accept well behaved dogs. See our local discounts for more information.