GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dylife Waterfall Walk

5 miles (8.6 km)

This circular walk visits the wonderful Ffrwd Fawr waterfall from the village of Dylife in Powys.
On the way you will also pass the old mine workings, revealing the industrial history of the area. The route then passes the Dylife Look out point where there are some spectacular views over the gorge. This area also has a car park and an information board.
On the eastern section you will climb to an excellent spot with great views down to the falls.
The epic Glyndwr's Way passes just to the south. You could pick up this waymarked trail to further explore the area.

Dylife Waterfall Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dylife Waterfall Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the south there's the expansive Llyn Clywedog where there are miles of great waterside cycling and walking trails.
Just to the west there's the Glaslyn Nature Reserve where you can enjoy a circular walk around a tranquil lake and look out for a variety of interesting flora and fauna.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The Star Inn, Dylife - - 2470741

The Star Inn, Dylife

Former mine workings at Dylife - - 227660

Former mine workings at Dylife. This stream (Afon Twymyn) skirts the very northern edge of this square.

The lip of Ffrwd Fawr waterfall - - 2858280

The lip of Ffrwd Fawr waterfall

Part of the gorge on the Afon Twymyn below Dylife - - 2858345

Part of the gorge on the Afon Twymyn below Dylife. Before the last Ice age, theRiver Twymyndid not flow through thevalley. When the valley was filled by aglacier, the ice ground out a U-shaped glaciated valley. When the glacier that filled the valley melted the Twymyn started to run down the wide channel left behind and the fast flowing river further eroded the valley, cutting the V-shapedgorgeas seen today.

Information board at the Dylife Gorge viewpoint car park - - 2858269

Information board at the Dylife Gorge viewpoint car park

Footpath to Pennant-uchaf - - 1425599

Footpath to Pennant-uchaf. Footpath to Pennant-uchaf The narrow stony path drops steeply down through gorse and heather towards the cottages at Pennant-uchaf and Afon Twymyn.

Ffrwyd Fawr, Montgomeryshire - geograph-2714760

Ffrwyd Fawr Waterfall. TheRiver Twymynflows from the 40-metre-high (130ft) Ffrwd Fawr Waterfall at the head of thePennantValley

Footpath to Pennant-uchaf - - 1425599

Footpath to Pennant-uchaf


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