GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dinas Emrys Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This walk takes you to a historic site on the Glaslyn river in the Snowdonia National Park.
It's a lovely area with river views, waterfalls, attractive woodland and a small hill climb to the ancient ramparts of the fort. It's also signifcant as the area of the legend of the Red Dragon which you see today on the Welsh flag. The route runs for about 2 miles with a moderate climb on the way. As such a reasonable level of fitness is required to reach the hill top.
The walk starts in Craflwyn from the Princess of Gwynedd centre where parking is available. It's located just to the north east of the popular village of Beddgelert. From here you can pick up the footpaths east through the woodland to the waterfall. You can then climb up to Dinas Emrys where there are splendid views over Llyn Dinas and Nant Gwynant.
After enjoying the views the route returns to the car park on the same paths.


LL55 4NG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dinas Emrys OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dinas Emrys Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head into Beddgelert and you could visit the Hebog Cafe & Bistro for some post walk refreshments. The food is excellent and there's also a lovely river terrace to sit out and enjoy the surrounding mountainous scenery in the summer months. You can find it in the centre of Beddgelert on Caernarfon Road, with postcode LL55 4UY for your sat navs.
Also near Beddgelert is the excellent Caffi Gwynant. The cafe offers a wide range of foods prepared using local produce, daily specials, homemade cakes and desserts, local ales and free wi-fi. There's also an impressive outdoor glass canopy which is dog friendly. You can find the cafe at postcode LL55 4NH.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The site is located just west of Llyn Dinas so you can continue your walking around this lovely lake. Llyn Gwynant is just beyond the lake too.
Near here you can also pick up the waymarked Hafod Y Llan Walk. The trail will take you through the National Trust's historically important hill farm with lots of wildlife and wonderful views from the high points.
The wonderful Fishermans Walk and the Aberglaslyn Pass are also nearby and another of the area's walking highlights.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Dinas Emrys Tower1

Ruins of the 11th Century Tower on Dinas Emrys

Dinas Emrys - - 62718

Dinas Emrys

Dinas Emrys Gorge

The platform above the "pool" where archaeologists speculate the prophecy may have been revealed

The path connecting Hafod y Porth Farm and Craflwyn Hall

The path can be seen on the right of the photograph. The knoll on the left is Dinas Emrys. Craflwyn Hall is on the edge of the flood plain of the Afon Glaslyn surrounded by conifer trees. The mountain in the background is Moel Hebog.

Craflwyn Woods - - 276855

Craflwyn Woods. Llywelyn Parry, in common with the spirit of the age, created many lakes and pools and planted exotic trees on the slopes behind the house. The lakes have long become infilled, but the trees remain one of the glories of the estate.

Craflwyn Hall - - 276712

Craflwyn Hall was built in the 1870s by the quaintly named Welshman Llywelyn England Sydney Parry who inherited the estate in 1873. There had previously been a large farmhouse on the site dating from the 16th Century, and which, in the 17th century, was the home of Humphrey Jones, the Receiver General for North Wales. The property was acquired by the National Trust in 1994 and almost £1 million pounds has been spent on restoring the house and outbuildings to create a residential and activity centre.

Footbridge and waterfall near Craflwyn Hall - - 276492

Footbridge and waterfall near Craflwyn Hall

Approaching the rear of Craflwyn Hall - - 276733

Approaching the rear of Craflwyn Hall


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Dinas Emrys.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)