Dinas Emrys Walk
This walk takes you to a historic site on the Glaslyn river in the Snowdonia National Park.
It's a lovely area with river views, waterfalls, attractive woodland and a small hill climb to the ancient ramparts of the fort. It's also signifcant as the area of the legend of the Red Dragon which you see today on the Welsh flag. The route runs for about 2 miles with a moderate climb on the way. As such a reasonable level of fitness is required to reach the hill top.
The walk starts in Craflwyn from the Princess of Gwynedd centre where parking is available. It's located just to the north east of the popular village of Beddgelert. From here you can pick up the footpaths east through the woodland to the waterfall. You can then climb up to Dinas Emrys where there are splendid views over Llyn Dinas and Nant Gwynant.
After enjoying the views the route returns to the car park on the same paths.
PostcodeLL55 4NG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Dinas Emrys Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Dinas Emrys OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Dinas Emrys Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head into Beddgelert and you could visit the Hebog Cafe & Bistro for some post walk refreshments. The food is excellent and there's also a lovely river terrace to sit out and enjoy the surrounding mountainous scenery in the summer months. You can find it in the centre of Beddgelert on Caernarfon Road, with postcode LL55 4UY for your sat navs.
Also near Beddgelert is the excellent Caffi Gwynant. The cafe offers a wide range of foods prepared using local produce, daily specials, homemade cakes and desserts, local ales and free wi-fi. There's also an impressive outdoor glass canopy which is dog friendly. You can find the cafe at postcode LL55 4NH.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The site is located just west of Llyn Dinas so you can continue your walking around this lovely lake. Llyn Gwynant is just beyond the lake too.
The wonderful Aberglaslyn Pass is also nearby and another of the area's walking highlights.