Travel on the marvellous Talyllyn Railway to Dolgoch and visit the beautiful Dolgoch Falls on this circular walk in the Snowdonia National Park.
You can pick up the steam operated railway from the seaside town of Tywyn on the Cardigan Bay coast. It will then take you on a lovely journey through the Fathew valley to Dolgoch where a short walk will take you to the falls. There are footpaths taking you to the three levels of the falls which are spectacular in wet weather. Some of the paths are quite steep and can get a bit wet so a reasonable level of fitness and a good pair of walking shoes is advisable if you are going to do the whole trail.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area you can enjoy waymarked woodland walks in the Nant Gwernol ravine. Alight at Nant Gwernol station to enjoy these walks.
PostcodeLL36 9UW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Dolgoch Falls Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Dolgoch Falls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head to the The Dolgoch Falls Hotel for some post walk refreshment. The hotel is set beneath the ravine in a lovely peaceful spot close to the falls. They have a large car park and a nice cafe with a good range of meals and snacks.
There are also picnic benches dotted around the path if you prefer to bring your own food.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west and you can try some coastal walking along the estuary of the River Dyfi at Aberdovey.
A few miles to the east there's the beautiful Tal-y-llyn Lake where you can enjoy a lakeside trail and a cream tea at the adjacent hotel. The popular and challenging climb to Cadair Idris and the shorter walk to Llyn Cau can also be started near here.
Just south of the lake there's the worthy village of Abergynolwyn to visit. The historic settlement is located on the heritage Talyllyn Railway and includes pleasant trails along the Nant Gwernol waterfalls to the old Bryn Eglwys Quarry. Near here you can also explore the mediaeval remains of Castell Y Bere.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.