GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dolgoch Falls

1 miles (2 km)

Travel on the marvellous Talyllyn Railway to Dolgoch and visit the beautiful Dolgoch Falls on this circular walk in the Snowdonia National Park.
You can pick up the steam operated railway from the seaside town of Tywyn on the Cardigan Bay coast. It will then take you on a lovely journey through the Fathew valley to Dolgoch where a short walk will take you to the falls. There are footpaths taking you to the three levels of the falls which are spectacular in wet weather. Some of the paths are quite steep and can get a bit wet so a reasonable level of fitness and a good pair of walking shoes is advisable if you are going to do the whole trail.
If you'd like to continue your walking in the area you can enjoy waymarked woodland walks in the Nant Gwernol ravine. Alight at Nant Gwernol station to enjoy these walks.


LL36 9UW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dolgoch Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dolgoch Falls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head to the The Dolgoch Falls Hotel for some post walk refreshment. The hotel is set beneath the ravine in a lovely peaceful spot close to the falls. They have a large car park and a nice cafe with a good range of meals and snacks.
There are also picnic benches dotted around the path if you prefer to bring your own food.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west and you can try some coastal walking along the estuaryof theRiver Dyfi at Aberdovey.
A few miles to the east there's the beautiful Tal-y-llyn Lake where you can enjoy a lakeside trail and a cream tea at the adjacent hotel. The popular and challenging climb to Cadair Idris and the shorter walk to Llyn Cau can also be started near here.
Just south of the lake there's the worthy village of Abergynolwyn to visit. The historic settlement is located on the heritage Talyllyn Railway and includes pleasant trails along the Nant Gwernol waterfalls to the old Bryn Eglwys Quarry. Near here you can also explorethe mediaeval remains ofCastell Y Bere.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Dolgoch Falls hotel and car park - - 2510083

Dolgoch Falls hotel and car park

The way to the falls, Dolgoch - - 1517113

The way to the falls. The track from the station to the falls crosses this land on an elevated wooden walkway. Reminded me of the Bradbury short story 'The Sound of Thunder' so was very careful not to step off the path or tread on any butterflies.

Dolgoch Waterfalls - - 520693

The falls

Dolgoch Falls viaduct - - 214250

Dolgoch Falls viaduct. A Talyllyn Railway train from Tywyn crosses the viaduct.

Downstream from Dolgoch Falls - - 2557975

Downstream from the falls.

View from above Dolgoch Falls - - 520697

Hills and countryside view from above the falls

Path back to Dolgoch station, from the falls - - 1517140

Path back to Dolgoch station, from the falls

Bluebell woods, Dolgoch - - 1317279

Bluebell woods. Deciduous woodland and bluebells in Nant Dol-gch valley.


GPS Files

GPX File

Dolgoch Falls.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

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