This circular walk takes you around Tanygrisiau Reservoir in North Wales. It's an attractive area with waterside trails, a heritage steam railway and wonderful mountain scenery.
The walk starts from Tanygrisiau Train Station on the splendid Ffestiniog Railway. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south along the western side of the water. You'll pass the power station, Camfa Derw and the disused Moelwyn Mine. The route then follows paths round the eastern side of the water, passing a disused quarry and Moel Ystradau before returning to the train station.
PostcodeLL41 3TP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Tanygrisiau Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Tanygrisiau OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Tanygrisiau Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Cwmorthin Walk also starts from the village, just north of the train station. There's a lovely trail here taking you to the old Cwmorthin Quarry and Llyn Cwmorthin. On the way there's a pretty stream, mountains, Japansese gardens, waterfalls and some interesting mining history.
Just to the east there's the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog to explore. Here you'll find another station on the Ffestiniog Railway and the fascinating Llechwedd Slate Caverns.
If you catch the railway west you can pick up the Maentwrog Walk. Here you'll find the beautiful Plas Tan y Bwlch Gardens at the Snowdonia National Park environmental studies centre. It's a fine place for a walk with the picturesque Llyn Mair to see as well.
For more walks in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.