GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fairy Glen Betws y Coed

1 miles (1 km)

Visit this delightful glen in Betws y Coed and enjoy little waterfalls, rapids and cascades in a wooded gorge on the River Conwy. You can pick up the Fairy Glen footpath from the A470 north of the falls. It is located just where the road crosses the river and runs for about half a mile through the glen. There are some steep steps to climb down so please take car when wet as they can be a bit slippery. The glen is a delightfully peaceful area with the rushing water surrounded by interesting vegetation and attractive woodland.
If you enjoy this walk then you could head to the nearby Swallow Falls. These can be reached from Betws-y-Coed by following the Afon Llugwy to the falls. It's a lovely riverside walk, with woodland trails and a series of waterfalls to enjoy.
Just south of Fairy Glen you will find Conwy Falls. It's about a mile down the river and consists of a short circular trail through the Conwy Forest Park. This takes you to the River Conwy where you will find the lovely 50 ft waterfall.


LL24 0SH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Fairy Glen Betws y Coed OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fairy Glen Betws y Coed Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


In Betws-y-Coed the Stables Bar is a popular choice for post walk refreshments. They do very good food and also have a good sized outdoor area to relax in on warmer days. You can find the pub at postcode LL24 0AY for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The glen is a nice place for a dog walk though you are advised to keep them on leads as it can be a bit slippy. The Stables Bar mentioned above is also dog friendly and can provide water bowls.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To the north of the town you will find the noteworthy market town of Llanrwst. Here you can try the circular Llanrwst Walk which visits some of the towns highlights. These include the splendid Gwydir Estate which contains a historic castle, an ancient chapel, the Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall, Llyn Parc and the expansive Gwydyr Forest.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Swallow Falls II, Fairy Glen, Bettws-y-Coed (i.e. Betws), Wales-LCCN2001703438

Swallow Falls II, Fairy Glen, Bettws-y-Coed

Fairy Glen, Bettws-y-Coed (i.e. Betws), Wales-LCCN2001703432

Fairy Glen


GPS Files

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