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Penmachno, North Wales. This place reminds me very much of the Garw Valley and like the Garw Valley, its certainly off the beaten track. Very close to Snowdonia, and not too far from Betws Y Coed, the hills around Penmachno offer some great walks, climbs and mountain bike routes. There's a really nice place to stay called the Lodge, that's a kind of upmarket and very stylish bunkhouse, hardly surprising as the owner is a talented interior designer. Penmachno is one of Wales' little secrets, the hoards head off to Snowdon, the wise come here!