By the time we do the rambles in Beddgelert Forest and the one starting at Rhyd Ddu there should be a path joining the villages:
“Walkers, cyclists and horse riders who currently wish to travel from Beddgelert to Rhyd-Ddu have to follow an ad-hoc mix of paths and the busy, winding A4085.
If the work goes to schedule, the new purpose-built road-free route will be open by summer 2013. The northern end of the trail is the Snowdonia National Park’s Car Park in the village of Rhyd-Ddu. From here the route passes around Llyn y Gader, over the old causeway and through Parc y Gader, then on through Beddgelert Forest to the National Park’s Car Park in Beddgelert.
The 2m-wide, 7km trail will link sections of new public footpaths, sections of existing public footpaths which have been upgraded, and modified stretches of Forestry Commission track.”