GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Abergynolwyn - Nant Gwernol - Bryn Eglwys Quarry Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This South Gwynedd village is located in the southern section of the Snowdonia National Park.
Abergynolwyn sits next to the Nant Gwernol railway station on the Talyllyn Railway, anarrow gaugepreservedrailway with heritage steam trains.
This walk from the village take you along the Nant Gwernol to visit the nearby Bryn Eglwys where there is a fine walk around the old quarry.
You can start the walk in the village and then follow footpaths east through the wooded gorge of the small river. On the way you will pass pretty waterfalls before coming to the Bryn Eglwys quarry. The quarry once employed over 300 men before closing in 1948. You can explore the site and see the evidence of the area's industrial past while enjoying some fine views over the surrounding mountains.
To continue your walking around Abergynolwyn head north to visit the lovely Tal-y-llyn Lake where there are some fine waterside paths with views over the crystal clear lake to the surrounding mountains. The lake is also a popular starting point for the climb to Cadair Idris.

Abergynolwyn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Abergynolwyn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Abergynolwyn

  • Tal-y-llyn Lake - Enjoy a waterside walk around this stunning glacial lake in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Cadair Idris - The epic circular walk to the 893m (2,930ft) summit of Cadair Idris is one of the most popular climbs in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Llyn Cau - This walk climbs to the beautiful Llyn Cau on the slopes of Cadir Idris in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Dolgoch Falls - Travel on the marvellous Talyllyn Railway to Dolgoch and visit the beautiful Dolgoch Falls on this circular walk in the Snowdonia National Park
  • Castell Y Bere - This circular walk visits Castell Y Bere, near Abergynolwyn in the Snowdonia National Park.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north of the village you will find some interesting local history at Castell Y Bere. Here you can enjoy a walk around the substantial ruins of the 13th century castle and enjoy some excellent views over the area.


Railway Inn Abergynolwyn - - 801185

Railway Inn Abergynolwyn

Falls on the Nant Gwernol - - 2511221

Falls on the Nant Gwernol

Path in Nant Gwernol - - 229858

Path in Nant Gwernol, near to Abergynolwyn. Forms part of a network of forest trails in the area. This one follows the route of an old industrial tramway from Abergynolwyn to Bryn-Eglwys quarry.

Waterfall in Nant Moelfre - - 229867

Waterfall in Nant Moelfre. One of the reasons to take a stroll in this area, this delightful stream runs into Nant Gwernol.

Footbridge over Nant Gwernol - - 392962

Footbridge over Nant Gwernol. This bridge links the Red route to the Green route in the forest.

Nant Gwernol - - 3957552

Nant Gwernol

View Across the Bryn Eglwys Quarry Site, Gwynedd - - 3015927

View Across the Bryn Eglwys Quarry Site, Gwynedd

Quarryman's Trail near Bryn-Eglwys - - 2511238

Quarryman's Trail near Bryn-Eglwys


GPS Files

GPX File

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