GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fishermans Walk and Lledr Gorge - Betws Y Coed

4 miles (5.8 km)

This walk takes you through the stunning scenery of the River Lledr Gorge in Dolwyddelan, Conwy.
You can start the walk from the Pont-y-Pant railway station on theConwy Valley line. Then follow the riverside path east through the wooded gorge to the picturesque waterfalls, stepping stones and the Pont Gethin viaduct.
On the opposite side of the river there's the Fisherman's Walk along a rickety old pathway. It's not for the faint hearted but does provide excellent views down the river. See the video below for an idea of what you can expect if you take this precarious Victorian pathway through the gorge.
You can extend the walk by continuing east along the river to visit Fairy Glen. The delightful glen is one of the major highlights of the area.
The walk could also be started from Dolwyddelan where you can explore the historic Dolwyddelan Castle.

Fishermans Walk Betws Y Coed OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fishermans Walk Betws Y Coed Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Pont-y-Pant railway station (geograph 3309535)

Pont-y-Pant railway station

Afon Lledr - geograph.org.uk - 197510

Afon Lledr

Footpath above the Afon Lledr gorge - geograph.org.uk - 2317168

Footpath above the Afon Lledr gorge

Riverside path along the Afon Lledr - geograph.org.uk - 2317162

Riverside path along the Afon Lledr

Tan-aeldroch - geograph.org.uk - 2317146

Tan-aeldroch

Pont Gethin - geograph.org.uk - 1570073

Pont Gethin. Named after Owen Gethin Jones, the most prominent person to come from Penmachno after the Bishop Morgan who translated the Bible into Welsh. He was a poet, a local historian and also a highly successful building and civil engineering contractor. His most prominent achievement was the construction of the railway from Betws y Coed towards Blaenau Ffestiniog which includes this long viaduct that takes the railway from one side of the Lledr valley to the other.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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