The Machno Valley may be peaceful and unspoilt but another beauty of it is how easy it is to get here. Transport links to the valley are varied and abundant. So here's how to get here by...
Aeroplane: Both international airports of John Lennon at Liverpool and Manchester airport are only 1 3/4 hours away by car, coach or train and the train runs conveniently all the way into Betws-y-coed just four miles from the Machno Valley. Birmingham International airport is just over 2 hours away.
Train: The train links are superb with a station at Betws-y-coed just four miles from the Machno Valley. Just over an hour train ride via Llandudno to Chester or other nearby cities connects you fluently to the North of England and Scotland and London and Cardiff are around four hours away by train.
Coach and Bus: National Express coaches stop in Llandudno Junction on the coast and a train or local bus can be taken from there to Betws-y-coed. Local buses run quite frequently between Betws-y-coed and various surrounding larger places such as Llandudno, Llangollen, Denbigh, and Blaenau Ffestiniog etc. Most importantly the bus runs a regular service from Betws-y-coed to Penmachno and Cwm Penmachno.
Taxi: There is a private car hire service in Betws-y-coed for those not taking the bus who need a lift from the train or bus station to the Machno Valley or to or from anywhere else in the area. Get in touch with Betws Cars on 01690 710143.
Car: Finding the Machno Valley by car is hugely straight forward. If entering Mid Wales on the M54, the motorway becomes the A5 which takes you all the way to the valley. If entering North Wales on the M56, it's easy to hop onto the A55 which takes you along the north coast to Llandudno. From there, drop directly South on the A470 all the way to Betws-y-coed.
Bike: The Machno Valley is surrounded by beautiful mountainous and wooded countryside and a bike ride to the viilages is one of the best ways to appreciate the area. There are many quieter alternative roads to ride on from those described for use of Car above and there is a bike hire shop in Betws-y-coed. Why not cycle through the forest on the new bike trails en-route to Penmachno and Cwm Penmachno.
Foot: The Machno Valley is only four miles from Betws-y-coed with its train and bus station. If travelling light why not walk to the villages, through the forrest or along the river. There are plenty of footpaths and small roads on which to reach the valley that are so scenic they feature in popular local walking guides.